Gun Violence in Chicago

Chicago is recognized as a city of great architecture, world-famous restaurants and exciting attractions, home to talented musicians, athletes and artists. But the place known as the Windy City is also plagued with serious social problems, particularly gun violence. In 2012, there were 443 gun-related murders, outnumbering comparable murders in New York, a city with three times its population. Accredited to economic troubles, gangs and easy accessibility of firearms, the Chi’s gun problem continues to grow, terrorizing residents and often targeting the youth. The urgency of this epidemic caught the attention of President Obama, who visited the city to deliver a televised speech about gun violence and its toll on young Chicagoans. It’s also at the forefront of the national debate on gun laws, with many claiming that the city (whose residents are restricted from legally carrying firearms) exemplifies the vanity of strict gun provisions, while others declare that nationwide gun control will help stop the flow of weapons in Chicago and all cities alike. 

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Cops Looking to Interview Kevin Gates Over Concert Shooting

Rapper may have seen entire incident from up on stage.

Chicago Gun Violence: 3 Dead, 20 Injured This Past Weekend

Three people were killed and 20 were injured in gun violence this past weekend in Chicago.

Philadelphia Black Woman Shot in Head While Waiting for Bus

Police believe that Kim Jones, 56, was targeted by someone who new her daily route.

Chicago Gun Violence: 1 Dead, 5 Wounded This Past Weekend

One person was shot dead and five were wounded in gun violence this past weekend.

Obama Responds to Chicago Teen’s Christmas Wish for 'Safety'

Malik Bryant, a resident of crime-ridden Chicago neighborhood Englewood, wrote in his letter to Santa: "All I ask for is for safety. I just wanna be safe.”

Chicago Gun Violence: 3 Dead, 25 Injured This Past Weekend

Gun violence in the city of Chicago ended with three dead and 25 injured this past weekend.
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