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: 2 Dead, 12 Wounded This Past Weekend

Two people were killed and at least 12 others were wounded in gun violence across the city of Chicago this past weekend.

Chicago Schools Start With More 'Safe Passage' Safety Guards

For the first several weeks of school, students will be watched over by hundreds of adult guards.

Chicago Gun Violence: 3 Killed, 37 Wounded Labor Day Weekend

Gun violence in Chicago ended with three people killed and at least 37 injured this past Labor Day weekend.

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Chicago Gun Violence: 5 Killed, 42 Injured This Past Weekend

Five people were killed and 42 were injured in gun violence this past weekend in Chicago.

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Almost half of youth killed by guns are African-American and more health news.
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