A major U.S. city was just tragically devastated. Fourteen people have been shot and one was killed. This should never happen in America.
“Fourteen people were shot, one fatally, Friday through Saturday in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago,” reported Breitbart News. “The Chicago Sun-Times reported the shooting totals at 11:18 p.m. CST Saturday night.”
Chicago also has some of the strictest gun laws in the United States. Clearly, when you disarm the law-abiding populous, you make them sitting ducks for violent criminals and even cold-blooded murderers.
Lightfoot has also cut the city’s police budget. Ultimately, if you hamstring your city’s police and make it difficult for citizens to defend themselves, crime will only increase — and it is the innocent people who will suffer greatly.
It is no wonder that Americans are fleeing cities like Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. Once the envy of the world, they are hotbeds for anti-business policies, high taxes and cost of living, and ever-increasing violence.
Something has to change. The residents of Chicago need to demand more from their leaders at the city and state level. If they do not, this once-thriving metropolis and business hub will continue spiraling into oblivion.
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