ICYMI: Chicago started 2016 with over 100 people shot in the first ten days

posted at 10:01 pm on January 20, 2016 by Matt Vespa

I wrote a while back about bloody weekends becoming the new normal for Chicago. It seems like weekend after weekend, especially ones including holidays, the Windy City becomes the gun violence-riddled dystopia President Obama and other anti-gunners harp about whenever they politicize a mass shooting to push for more restrictions on our constitutional rights. Ten days into the New Year, over 100 people have been shot in the city (via Chicago Tribune):

Seven people were shot to death and 30 more were wounded across Chicago over the weekend, raising the number of shootings in the city to more than 100 in just over a week into the new year, according to police.

The fatal shootings included two teens killed by a store clerk during a robbery in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side, and one of three people shot at a party four blocks from Mayor Rahm Emanuel‘s home.

As of Monday morning, at least 19 people have been killed in gun violence in Chicago this year and at least 101 more have been wounded, according to data compiled by the Tribune. This time last year, nine people had been killed and another 31 wounded, according to statistics kept by the Chicago Tribune.

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi released a statement blaming most of the violence on “chronic gang conflicts.”

So, in a city that’s a bastion of gun control, the people who shouldn’t be in possession of firearms–criminals–have them readily available in order to commit acts of violence across the city. As for the law-abiding, they have to wait to file the proper paperwork before they can exercise their Second Amendment rights. Does that sound right to you?

Of course, there should be a process for concealed carry permits, but it should be an arbitrary one, which is emblematic of states with “may issue” carry laws. And they certainly shouldn’t need a Firearms Owner’s Identification Card (FOID) that further prevents one’s right to self-defense. In Illinois, the state police have 30 days to approve or reject your FOID card, which could be life or death for some residents. You cannot own firearms or ammunition without a valid FOID card. Citizens that have permits to carry are just as, if not more, law-abiding than law enforcement.

Given the colder weather, at least we can take comfort that the spike in gun violence isn’t due to global warming.


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The new year same as the old.

RickB on January 20, 2016 at 10:03 PM

ICYMI: Chicago started 2016 with over 100 people shot in the first ten days

…Gun Control!

JugEarsButtHurt on January 20, 2016 at 10:04 PM

If Obama did nothing else in 8 years you’d think he’d address his adopted home town where he cut his teeth as a “community organizer” and implore young black adults to stop killing each other. He could have helped make it better. As President, you know he could have. Instead, he pushes worthless gun control measures. It’s pitiful.

LashRambo on January 20, 2016 at 10:05 PM

So how many did the Chicago PD shoot?

myiq2xu on January 20, 2016 at 10:07 PM

Of course, there should be a process for concealed carry permits,

why do you think that? the thugs won’t get one.

wolly4321 on January 20, 2016 at 10:11 PM

ICYMI

Us old farts have to look these things up you assh young whelp whipper snapper.

cozmo on January 20, 2016 at 10:13 PM

Of course, there should be a process for concealed carry permits,

why do you think that? the thugs won’t get one.

wolly4321 on January 20, 2016 at 10:11 PM

At least not the one’s with a criminal record, I hope.

RickB on January 20, 2016 at 10:16 PM

And, no Oscar nominations…

Fallon on January 20, 2016 at 10:19 PM

Were they all black?

Rod on January 20, 2016 at 10:20 PM

Sumpin’ tells me not one of the perps has an FOID or a concealed carry permit. I’m just guessing.

Doc Holliday on January 20, 2016 at 10:25 PM

Or passed a background check…

Doc Holliday on January 20, 2016 at 10:26 PM

But yeah, what we need are stricter regulations on the buying and selling of AR-15’s. Which probably weren’t used in ANY of these crimes….that’ll solve everything.

Doc Holliday on January 20, 2016 at 10:26 PM

Given the colder weather, at least we can take comfort that the spike in gun violence isn’t due to global warming.

Maybe but Obama has the Pentagon working on that angle just in case.

ghostwalker1 on January 20, 2016 at 10:28 PM

Meet the new Chiraq…

Same as the old Chiraq.

orangemtl on January 20, 2016 at 10:29 PM

The Place to Go for all things related to Chicago crime and law enforcement.

Jaibones on January 20, 2016 at 10:29 PM

Maybe they need some laws against guns.

kim roy on January 20, 2016 at 10:32 PM

cozmo on January 20, 2016 at 10:13 PM

I had to look it up too. lol

CoffeeLover on January 20, 2016 at 10:33 PM

With a little more effort they can get that up to some real numbers.

docflash on January 20, 2016 at 10:43 PM

So how many did the Chicago PD shoot?

myiq2xu on January 20, 2016 at 10:07 PM

Zero. In fact while the blacks were murdering each other, the police saved 4 babies while the black lifestyle bullets were flying by their heads. They also were able to use CPR and mouth to snout respirations to save a few premature puppies. When one of the puppies joyously hopped away to celebrate their new chance of a wonderful puppy life, the blacks shot it. Then they laughed about it.

Mimzey on January 20, 2016 at 10:47 PM

Chicago is the perfect example of why Obama is a fraud.

What has he done with DOJ? Political score settling, race politics.

Why didn’t the DOJ make it their business to go into Chicago or Baltimore other cities and create RICO case to take out these gangs? They fit perfectly into the RICO statutes. They could round up, indict these gangs under RICO or CCE (Continuing Criminal Enterprise) laws.

It’s been done before. They ignored it. They have lots of blood on their hands. GOTV the vote for Black Votes at the expense of Black Votes.

That’s his Presidency.

AYNBLAND on January 20, 2016 at 11:16 PM

…………….er Black Voters.

It’s like Immigration. The laws are in place and they ignore them. They have the tools to shut down gangs and they ignore them. Why? Politics. Shameful.

AYNBLAND on January 20, 2016 at 11:17 PM

In Illinois, the state police have 30 days to approve or reject your FOID card

In theory. Reality is a whole nother story.

They could act more quickly if they wanted to – it takes them less than 24 hours when it comes to grabbing the money that accompanies the FOID application.

nordic prince on January 20, 2016 at 11:18 PM

Let’s pretend COPS are the problem. That’s his legacy.

AYNBLAND on January 20, 2016 at 11:21 PM

Chicago started 2016 with over 100 people shot in the first ten days

As horrible as it sounds, they get what they vote for.

Rode Werk on January 21, 2016 at 12:33 AM

Chicago started 2016 with over 100 people shot in the first ten days

Most of it is trash taking out the garbage..they don’t care I don’t care–fence those areas off pull the cops and let the community organizers enforce their version of the “law”

HatfieldMcCoy on January 21, 2016 at 12:51 AM

The new year same as the old.

RickB on January 20, 2016 at 10:03 PM

From the increase in the death toll (almost double the rate of last year) I would say EVEN MORE OF THE SAME.

SubmarineDoc on January 21, 2016 at 1:11 AM

Why I’m shocked I tell ya, Shocked!

tbear44 on January 21, 2016 at 1:59 AM

In other news, the sun is expected to come up in the eastern sky tomorrow morning.

Wino on January 21, 2016 at 2:27 AM

Good place to be an undertaker.

cimbri on January 21, 2016 at 3:13 AM

Black or African American 33%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1%
Asian alone 6%
Hispanic or Latino 29%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino 32%
State & County QuickFacts, Chicago, IL

It’s weird, because Diversity is Strength™.

MMK on January 21, 2016 at 5:08 AM

So how many did the Chicago PD shoot?

myiq2xu on January 20, 2016 at 10:07 PM

Here’s your answer:

http://www.heyjackass.com

jbspry on January 21, 2016 at 5:29 AM

Obama’s secret welfare reform program..get them off the rolls by DOA

Also a good jobs program for EMTs, ER personnel, dry cleaners, and funeral home.

Win-win

txdoc on January 21, 2016 at 7:56 AM

I wonder how Baltimore is doing? Trying for another record I hope.

txdoc on January 21, 2016 at 8:03 AM

cozmo on January 20, 2016 at 10:13 PM

I had to look it up too. lol

CoffeeLover on January 20, 2016 at 10:33 PM

Three of us now. I suspect a few others are sandbagging their Google search.

Limerick on January 21, 2016 at 8:05 AM

If Chicago had a Republican mayor the bodies would be laid at Trump’s feet by the media.

ConstantineXI on January 21, 2016 at 8:33 AM

Bump.

What evidence suggests that leftists can be trusted to deal with their opponents honestly?

What evidence suggests that leftists’ gun control proposals are based in reality?

What evidence suggests that the NRA’s position is not based in reality?

13 days and counting. Anyone? Bueller?

GrumpyOldFart on January 21, 2016 at 8:50 AM

Is this a “reap what you sow” situation, or are we supposed to feel all that sorry for a population which by and large has deliberately voted itself into such a predicament? Really. [Rhetorical question, mostly].

RL on January 21, 2016 at 8:53 AM

Ya gotta be careful in those gun free zones.

Viator on January 21, 2016 at 9:01 AM

Welcome to Obamatown.

Ward Cleaver on January 21, 2016 at 9:34 AM

And all this time I thought Chicago was a “Democratic worker’s paradise”.

GarandFan on January 21, 2016 at 10:08 AM

Ten days into the New Year

And so this is posted TWENTY days into the new year?!? Is Matt writing for Time, or Newsweak now?

GWB on January 21, 2016 at 10:19 AM

If only we would listen to Obama and get gun control. If we had stricter gun laws then all these people in Chicago who are shooting other people would have to turn in their guns and the slaughter would stop. …………………………….wouldn’t it?
Maybe if we formed a protest group called All Lives Matter (ALM).That would help……………..wouldn’t it???
Maybe if we could just get people to love one another like that Church in Charleston demonstrated.
Naw, nobody goes to Church anymore……………

Herb on January 21, 2016 at 10:20 AM

We need more murder control.

JackM on January 21, 2016 at 10:53 AM

A Marxist (Democrat) controlled city, what else would one expect?

JungleCogs on January 21, 2016 at 12:12 PM

I’m sure that the Left, staunch defender of life, protector of minorities and champions of reducing gun violence, has descended in droves upon Chicago to advocate against illegal possession and use of firearms as well as against murder itself. /

justltl on January 21, 2016 at 12:13 PM

No?
Could it be that they actually don’t give a rat’s ass about gun violence or the plight of inner city blacks, but instead only want to disarm the law abiding citizens who stand in their way of achieving totalitarianism?

justltl on January 21, 2016 at 12:16 PM

Just look at those shot to death. Where’s Whitey? This is the most egregious example of white privilege imaginable.

Mason on January 21, 2016 at 12:46 PM

Wait. Wut??? In Illinois you have to have permission to own a firearm? Or was that in Chicago? I’m confused.

Deckard BR on January 21, 2016 at 3:49 PM

cozmo on January 20, 2016 at 10:13 PM

I had to look it up too. lol

CoffeeLover on January 20, 2016 at 10:33 PM

Three of us now. I suspect a few others are sandbagging their Google search.

Limerick on January 21, 2016 at 8:05 AM

I claim No. 4. (It wouldn’t be so bad except I alredy had looked the damn thing up just a couple of weeks ago. I suspect I will be looking it up at least once a month)

catsandbooks on January 21, 2016 at 4:38 PM