DEAR AMERICA: If Gun Control Worked Then Why Are MORE People DYING in Chicago?

screen-shot-2016-10-17-at-11-22-38-amGun control does not work. Chicago is proof of that. Yet, Hillary will do everything in her power to take our guns away. Criminals will do anything to get what they want, they can find themselves a gun if they choose. Law abiding citizens, if their guns are taken, are defenseless. Why is that so hard to understand for some people?

By Chicago Tribune staff

A thousand more people have been shot in Chicago this year compared with the same time last year after a weekend that saw eight people killed and at least 40 wounded, according to police and data compiled by the Tribune.

At least 3,475 people had been shot in the city as of shortly after midnight Monday compared with 2,441 people shot this time last year, an increase of 1,034, according to Tribune data. There have been at least 595 homicides this year compared with 409 this time last year, an increase of 186.

The gun violence over the weekend was at levels usually seen in the summer when shootings typically spike.

A single attack Friday night in East Garfield Park killed one man and left six others wounded, according to police. The people were standing together in the 3300 block of West Maypole Street when someone opened fire from a black vehicle, police said.

An attack of that scale has not occurred in Chicago since 2014, when seven people — including several young teens — were shot in Lawndale.

The Maypole shooting capped off an exceptionally deadly night on the West Side. Less than a half-hour before, two men were fatally shot in a South Austin drive-by, police said. About an hour before that, an 18-year-old man was killed in West Garfield Park.

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