President Obama has pushed for more gun control on law abiding American citizens insisting that will stop the senseless shootings by crazed individuals and Islamic radicals.
None of the actions in the gun control measures that Obama has already passed would have prevented any of the mass shootings since his presidency.
The only thing that the Obama’s executive controls accomplished was further infringing on law-abiding citizens’ ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights.
On January 1, the Chicago Tribune reported that the number of shooting victims in gun-controlled Chicago for 2015 was 2,986.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the new numbers of shooting victims in Chicago from January 1st, 2016 until November 20, 2016 are 3916.
This data is compiled from reporting done by the Chicago Tribune Breaking News staff and is typically updated more than once per week. Therefore, the most recent shootings may not be displayed immediately.
With all the gun laws that have been imposed on Chicago, they did not save Rep. Danny Davis grandson, Javon Wilson.
Officials in Chicago said charges could be announced soon in the shooting death of an Illinois congressman’s grandson following an argument over a pair of basketball shoes, Fox News reported.
Officials say two juveniles are in custody and are being considered suspects in the murder of Javon Wilson, after he was shot in the head in his Chicago home on Friday.
“The detectives are continuing their interrogations and charges are expected,” Officer Michelle Tannehill said on Saturday night.
Police announced earlier that the shooting occurred after a dispute over basketball shoes.
Wilson allegedly knew his attackers, but the juveniles in custody have not been identified.
The 15-year-old boy is the grandson of longtime U.S. Rep. Danny Davis.
Davis said he was told that a 15-year-old boy had traded slacks for shoes with Wilson’s 14-year-old brother, but thought better of the trade and went to Wilson’s house with a 17-year-old girl. He said the pair forced their way in the house and argued with Wilson before the boy pulled a gun and fired.
Davis also said that his grandson was a victim of a world where gun violence has become commonplace.
“It’s almost, just the way it is. People think nothing of it,” Davis said. “Youngsters invariably say, ‘I know a lot of guys who’ve got guns. I know a lot of girls who’ve got guns.”
Davis added, “It becomes a part of the culture of an environment that has got to change.”
Davis has been a member of the Democratic party for nearly 20 years. He was re-elected this month to his 11th term in the 7th Congressional District.
“The question becomes where does a 15-year-old obtain a gun? Who let the 15-year-old have a gun and under what circumstances?” Davis asked. “There’s no answer for that except that the availability of guns is so prevalent in America to the point where you almost can’t tell who has a gun” anymore.
Chicago has seen an increase in shooting and homicide numbers in recent months. August was reportedly the deadliest month in the city in nearly two decades.