115 Shot This Week In Chicago As 'Gun-Free-Zone'-City Continues Death Spiral

Tyler Durden's picture

The saga continues in Chicago as violence across the US ticks upward following the Dallas police attack.

Having 115 people shot last week is incredible in lieu of what we reported earlier this year when 120 people in Chicago inside a 10 day span:

"following the seven people shot to death and 30 more wounded during the latest weekend, the total number of shootings in the windy city has risen to 120 in just over a week into the new year, according to police."

As if that isn't enough, recall that May was the worst month since 1995 for Chicago in terms of homicides:

Sadly, the pace of the shootings did hold, and Memorial Day weekend saw 6 people killed and another 63 wounded in a weekend that topped off the deadliest May in Chicago in 21 years according to the Chicago Tribune. Tragically, the month's 66th and final homicide victim was just a 15 year old boy named Fabien Lavinder. The 66 homicides represented the worst May since 1995 when 75 people were killed.

Remember also that over 40 people were shot during Memorial Day weekend in Chicago also.

This whole mess will likely to get worse following the attacks that have taken place between blacks and police over the weekend.  In Chicago, it's a pressure cooker that keeps building.  Something is going to cause chaos to rupture and spill throughout the city in ways far worse what we've witnessed in 2016 if the country keeps speeding toward maximum emotional outrage.  It is high likely that this kind of long-lasting, deeply rooted rage will not go away if guns are banned.

Thumbing through the stats on HeyJackAss.com landed us on the following graphics.  When it comes to victims in Chicago, nearly 80% are black.  As for arresting the culprits, nearly 80% are never found. 


Race of Assailant And Victim:

Percent of Police Shooting Resulting In Death or Injury:

Compiled YTD Stats for Chicago:

All of which is quite a feat for a city which ranks as one of the most regulated cities in the nation for gun control.

Concealed carry is almost nonexistent. To purchase a gun or ammunition requires a Firearm Owners Identification card in the entire state of Illinois, and additionally, a Chicago Firearm Permit – which is required to possess a firearm in Chicago.


Not only are the people heavily regulated in Chicago, but guns are also heavily regulated. Any long gun with a grip protruding from the stock or a firearm with a telescoping stock is prohibited and classified as an “assault weapon.”


Magazines are limited to a 12-round capacity.


Even a spring-powered pellet gun with a muzzle velocity of 700 feet-per-second is classified as a “firearm,” although it does not use gun powder, the component that puts the “fire” in “firearm.”


A stun-gun — a non-lethal device with no projectile — is considered a deadly weapon and cannot be carried for self-defense.


Chicago, for all intents and purposes, is a “gun-free zone.”


But all the state and city regulations associated with firearms in Chicago have failed to produce a safe city, and these are the policies that President Obama and Secretary Clinton wish to extend to the rest of the country.


While saying that “criminals go out-of-state to places where it is easier to obtain guns” is often used to push gun control, it illustrates that criminals ignore gun laws in every state and that onerous access to Second Amendment rights on law abiding citizens doesn’t stop crime.


Clinton’s campaign platform includes a call for federal legislation mandating background checks on all private firearms transfers and sales. Clinton also wants to repeal the “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.” That law protects firearm manufacturers from lawsuits for negligent use of firearms.


President Obama, through is spokesman Josh Earnest, has announced, “The president has frequently pushed his team to consider a range of executive actions that could more effectively keep guns out of the hands of criminals and others who shouldn’t have access to them. That’s something that is ongoing here.”


Per the president’s policy, Chicago has taken every action “that could more effectively keep guns out of the hands of criminals and others who shouldn’t have access to them.”

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When emotions are this elevated, gun control will not stop the violence. The anger is rooted deep inside of how America is structured.  As we posted earlier in "America Is Broken" - The Week Anger Boiled Over"

Whatever the merits of particular historic parallels, however, there is little doubt that the nation is in uncommonly volatile shape. While vexing questions of race and the criminal justice system are a big part of that, it also involves other issues, from economic insecurity to disenchantment with the political system.

Guns and their role lately are merely a reflection of the immediate frustration that has been slowly coming to a boil in the US.  Going after the guns won't stop the bombers or knifers, or people that drive through crowds with cars.  The issue is not guns, it is civilians and government living under one roof with complete distrust for each other.  Although, it would be nice to stop statistics like these from originating in Chicago or any other American state for that matter. 

Removing guns may enable us to focus on the more important things however...  

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Harlequin001's picture

Well, evidently its not a gun free zone, is it?

Someone should shoot these fuckers, then we can all have some peace and quiet.

toady's picture

These people gotta work on their aim. The shots per kill ratio is horrible. 


Harlequin001's picture

'It is high likely that this kind of long-lasting, deeply rooted rage will not go away if guns are banned'

Obviously the rest of the world is just fucking stupid for banning firearms in private hands..

and as for this, 'When it comes to victims in Chicago, nearly 80% are black.  As for arresting the culprits, nearly 80% are never found'

You can't make this up. Evidently, black lives really don't matter. Well not to blacks anyway, or they'd sort this shit out.

gmrpeabody's picture

Progressives..., dummer n stumps...

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

Butbutbut... Black lives matter, right?

Well, don't they? I mean, this is all due to the "pigs", right? And the media covering up for them, right? Well, ain't it?!??!? /s/s/s/s

[No amount of enough /sarc.]

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) Theosebes Goodfellow Jul 10, 2016 3:32 PM

Waiting for the "black lives matter" protests over these unjust killings.

Still waiting.


Not holding breath.

Black Lives (don't) Matter (when murdered by other blacks - the preferred, and vast majority, option).

I can't take anyone or group seriously who doesn't recognize the HUGE problem but insists on compensation for a tiny percentage problem.  Yes, white cops killing blacks **unjustly** is pretty much non-existent.

The Blank Stare's picture

Kinda funny in the "Race of Assailant And Victim" chart, the perp is holding the gun upside down.

santafe's picture

Waiting for them to blame it on Islam any moment now.

css1971's picture

And in London. Just talking about Gun crime, 44 per 100k of the population, and that isn't even the bad areas, that's averaged over the whole.

So... Criminals have no problem getting them.

LasVegasDave's picture

 The politically incorrect way to reduce gun crime by 90% in the USA is to ban “African Americans” from owning or possessing firearms.

The racist white founders would never have envisioned black firearm ownership, and the constitution, which blacks claim doesn’t apply to them was not written with their rights in mind.

These uncomfortable truths will have to be addressed sooner or later.


Jack's Raging Bile Duct's picture

Um, practically all persons in Chicago are prohibited from possessing guns. This includes black people. Despite this, black people are still shooting eachother illegally with illegal weapons.

What exactly would your Jim Crow 2.0 accomplish?

LasVegasDave's picture

enforce the laws.


Have the National Guard go into the housing projects and arrest them.


Long prison sentences at hard labor should make a substantial dent.


Let them do a chain gang reality show

Jack's Raging Bile Duct's picture

Right, because the US prison system has worked out so well for black people in the USA.

So in addition to whimsically destroying the 2nd Amendment when it suits your biases. Your response also indicates you have no affection for the 4th Amendment, 5th Amendment, Seventh Amendment, Eighth Amendment, Ninth Amendment, and Tenth Amendment. That's damn near the whole US Bill of Rights that you would destory for the sake of your prejudices.

How the fuck are you any different than Hillary? Do you think your attitudes of, "One set of laws for them, and another set of laws of us" is any different than the fucking elites whom hold themselves above unwashed mundanes like yourself? Go fuck yourself, Fascist.

Infinite QE's picture

That is a false meme. Chicagoans can own handguns, shotguns, rifles but are prohibited from owning assault style weapons. All one needs is a valid state issued license, cash and the waiting period.


magicdragon's picture

Laquansha didndu nuffin rawng, dat udder boy wuz sellin da crack on his cornuh, an he wuz jus protecin his turf.

Budnacho's picture

Holding the pistol-sideways while grabbing their crotch and holding up the pants does impose some negatives for accuracy...

kliguy38's picture

Bruce Willis taught them

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

And stumbling while running away with their paints around their knees does add some hilarity.


flaminratzazz's picture

The idiots with sub 70 IQ have no idea what magnaport is or does.

Ms. Erable's picture

Dinseenuffin, dindunuffin, dononuffin.

Smegley Wanxalot's picture

Accuracy is not important.  What matters is how thug you look while shooting inaccurately.

Flagit's picture


These people gotta work on their aim. The shots per kill ratio is horrible.


Love this clip.

TradingIsLifeBrah's picture
TradingIsLifeBrah (not verified) Flagit Jul 10, 2016 2:22 PM

I rarely click on people's links but I'm glad I clicked on that one.  Hilarious 

Flagit's picture


I know what you mean. I think someone posted that here a while back, is how I found it.

I just sat there with my coffee mug in hand, frozen, and wide-eyed. I think that girl missed....2wice/20.

PTR's picture

Makes me laugh every time.

TradingIsLifeBrah's picture
TradingIsLifeBrah (not verified) toady Jul 10, 2016 2:14 PM

Blame the hospitals for saving too many people, eventually the good doctors will leave when they don't want to raise their families in a warzone

auricle's picture

I prefer the shots per kill ratio to remain low. Increases my odds when this shit storm comes to my town. 

toady's picture

I guess I'm guilty of short-term thinking. I'm saying if they were better shots the problem would take care of itself.

Long-term, I suppose a bunch of 'inner-city utes' that can shoot straight would be a problem if they decided to expand beyond the ghetto. 

John_Coltrane's picture

I blame the ammo.  Its too low caliber.  Should be using a desert eagle chambered in either .308 or better .50.  Then, any wound will bleed out long before they get to the emergency room.

OldPhart's picture

I'm thinkiing we should just surrender and hold a telethon to improve the kill count.

It could be a weekly show on Saturday night, offering the current kill count vs the all time high.

Pledges for ammo distribution could be skimmed for extra cash to bribe politicians.

Groups and gangs could have break out stats on kill ratios.

In our current society the show would be an all time hit.

The Duke of New York A No.1's picture

Sounds like a typical weekend in Caracas VZ.

yrad's picture

Ok, let's talk honestly here. Obama's ultimate goal is to ban guns in America. Period.

Let's say he did this. It would take 200 years for the .gov to confiscate every gun in this country.

Therefore, this asshat is literally so insane that he is fighting for whatever asshat is in power of the US in 200 years and based on the possibility that said asshat is a total facist.

These people really love their policies.

Flagit's picture


Well, they have been practicing door-to-door in the last few years. Remember The Boston Marathon with Bearcats (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck) rolling through the streets?



If they go to the trouble to pass the EO (not legislation) they will be more than happy to repeat the process. I never actually saw a case where they were denied access to someone home.

But, it won't be just for guns. It will likely be for something else, ya know, like Terrorists.

Also, think back to Katrina. Straight up confiscation of private firearms ring a bell?

earleflorida's picture


that was rather disturbing watching neighborhood invasions, really scary

sun tzu's picture

They only want to confiscate guns from law abding people. That's why they want gun registration. The criminals will not register their guns.

stant's picture

Welcome to obamastan , every man for himself god against all

Money Counterfeiter's picture
Money Counterfeiter (not verified) stant Jul 10, 2016 1:48 PM

Rham (and his Zio freinds) buying real estate.  Going to support a Republican Mayor next election and clean up.  

earleflorida's picture

oboma and saul alinski cummunity organizers built this city... whilst, the ram`rahm leaves obi1,... continuing the undaunting task of 'building a potemkin`village' alongside the green Chicago River?

sun tzu's picture

It's too late to turn Chicongo around. 

Handful of Dust's picture

That's why I'm voting for Hillery.


She's a big advocate of the 2nd Amendment and entire Bill of Rights.


... oh, wait a second ....


Hillary Clinton on Dallas Police Ambush: Need Police Reforms, Gun Control



DeathMerchant's picture

Here's a timeline of recent changes to Chicago's laws:

• June 2010: Chicago's ban on handguns was ended by the Supreme Court in the McDonald v. Chicago case

• December 2012: Illinois' concealed carry ban — the last of its kind in the United States — ended in a court decision, though the state still restricts where people can carry concealed guns

• July 2013: The Firearm Concealed Carry Act went into effect, providing regulations for concealed carry

• September 2013: Chicago ends its gun registry

• January 2014: A judge rejected Chicago's ban on gun shops

PTR's picture

Thank you.  (the edit function went goofy on my post edit.)

I can't tell where this Tyler got their research material for this article from: google, wikipedia or the internet wayback machine.


Also, they put "gun-free zone" in the title, but then explain in the body that Chicago is not a gun-free zone (which it isn't.)

FFS, Tyler- do your homework.  This isn't huffpo or business insider.  Or is it?

TBT or not TBT's picture

Oh please.  You still can't legally carry in Shitcago, unless you are a zpecial somebody to the regime there.  Rule of law isn't for everyone in that state, and even more so in Chicago proper.