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 People Killed, 22 Injured This Past Weekend

This past weekend, four people were killed and 22 injured in gun violence in the Windy City.

Chicago Gun Violence: 4 Dead, 30 Wounded This Past Weekend

Gun violence in the Windy City this past weekend left four people dead and 30 wounded.

Chicago Gun Violence: 2 Killed, 17 Injured This Past Weekend

Two people were killed and 17 were injured in Chicago gun violence this past weekend.

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Chicago Gun Violence: 4 Killed, 13 Wounded This Past Weekend

Four people were killed and 13 were wounded this past weekend in Chicago this past weekend, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Chicago Gun Violence: 4 Dead, At Least 6 Injured This Past Weekend

The most recent shooting happened Sunday in the West Pullam neighborhood.
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