45 People Shot Over Weekend in Chicago

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At least 45 people were shot, one fatally, during the weekend in Mayor Brandon Johnson’s (D) Chicago.

ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times reported the one fatal shooting occurred Saturday about 11:30 p.m. There was an argument, and two of the people involved pulled a gun and opened fire. Two men—one 50 years old and the other 44 years old—were shot, as well as a 27-year-old woman.

The 44-year-old was holding a handgun but dropped it after being shot. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

Truth Voices reported at least 21 people were shot during the weekend of May 10-12, 2024, and three of those shooting victims succumbed to their wounds.

In Chicago, as in all of Illinois, residents must get a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card in order to legally own a gun. The process for getting the card involves an in-depth background check by the Illinois State Police.

Other regulations in effect in Chicago include the statewide “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazine ban, a 72-hour waiting period on gun purchases, a red flag law, and more. Moreover, Cook County, where Chicago is located, has its own “assault weapons” ban.

Despite all the gun control, the Sun-Times pointed out that 170 people have been killed in Chicago since January 1, 2024.

AWR Hawkins
AWR Hawkins
AWR Hawkins is one of the preeminent 2nd amendment journalists having racked up a series of high profile awards in the space. The Second Amendment Foundation named him Journalist of the Year 2015; Gun Rights Defender of the Year 2016; and Journalist of the Year 2017. He was named 2019 Journalist of the Year at the 34th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference, and Gun Rights Defender of the Year at its 2020 conference.

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