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: 4 Dead, 18 Injured This Past Weekend

The first weekend of spring in Chicago ended with four killings and 18 injuries from gun violence that began Friday afternoon, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Chicago Gun Violence: 5 People Dead, 24 Injured This Past Weekend

Five people were killed and 24 wounded in gun violence this past weekend in Chicago.

Chicago Gun Violence: 2 Killed, 16 Injured This Past Weekend

Two people were killed and 16 were injured this past weekend in Chicago gun violence.

Chicago Gun Violence: 3 Dead, 6 Hurt This Past Weekend

In Chicago, three people were killed and six people were hurt this past weekend in gun violence.

New Year Brings an Increase in Homicides to San Francisco

In San Francisco, the homicide count has climbed to 11, a "shocking start" to the year for a city amid a technology boom with soaring rents and construction cranes, fashionable restaurants and gentrifying neighborhoods.
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