Chicago Shootings since Wednesday: 55, 9 Dead
As of Saturday morning, July 6, fifty-five people have been shot across Chicago since Wednesday. Nine are dead. Two boys, ages 5 and 7 among those seriously hurt. Chicago, with a population of 2.7 million people, has some of the most stringent gun laws in America. Chicago is home to President Barack Obama.
On the other hand, Arizona has some of the least stringent gun laws in America. You do not even need to own a concealed carry permit to carry a firearm. In Phoenix, with a population of 1.4 million people, as of last Wednesday, through Saturday morning, no one was shot, and no one lay dead.
Question: Do gun laws keep firearms out of the hands of criminals and the insane? No, gun laws keep firearms out of the hands of law-abiding citizens who use them to protect themselves.
For more information, see Just Facts - Gun Control. You also might want to thank Russell Pearce for standing up for Arizona citizens in protecting our 2nd Amendment Rights. While an Arizona Senator, he authored SB1108, making Arizona #1 in the nation in Second Amendment freedoms. See The Russell Pearce Record.