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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Chicago Gun Violence: 5 Dead, 16 Wounded This Past Weekend

Five people died and 16 were injured in shootings across the city of Chicago this past weekend, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Chicago Gun Violence: 4 People Dead, 11 Injured This Past Weekend

Four people died and 11 were injured in Chicago gun violence this past weekend.

Chicago Gun Violence: 4 Killed, 14 Injured This Past Weekend

Four people died and 14 people were injured in Chicago gun violence this past weekend, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Toddler Struck by Stray Bullet in Atlanta Might Lose Arm, Suspect Arrested

Rodrickus Robinson, 1, was likely caught in an allegedly gang-related crossfire as he left a birthday party with his grandmother.

Chicago Gun Violence: 4 Dead, 29 Wounded This Past Weekend

In Chicago, four people were killed and 29 were wounded in gun violence this past weekend, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

2 Dead, Including Gunman, in High School Shooting

A student at a school north of Seattle, Wa., opened fire in the cafeteria on Oct. 24.
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