Gang violence is a real issue we need to address, but disarming law abiding citizens is not the solution.
By Casey Harper
Chicago’s homicide numbers this year are the worst they has been since the 1990’s.
Data recorded by the Chicago Police Department and The Chicago Tribune show that there have been at least 102 homicides this year, 95 of them murders. The incredible murder rate is the highest for this time of year in Chicago since 1997.
This time in 2015, there had only been 52 homicides, almost half the current total.
The Chicago Police Department told The Daily Caller News Foundation in early February that they were ramping up visibility in troubled parts of town, transferring more officers from foot patrol to vehicle patrol and shut down businesses that were fostering criminal activity.
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