Just another weekend in gun-controlled Chicago. At least 27 people were shot, nine fatally, in Chicago from 5:00 p.m. Friday to 5:00 a.m. Monday.
Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which advocates for stricter gun laws, gives Illinois’ gun controls a B+ and ranks it No. 8 in the nation on its “Smart Gun Laws” report card. The group praises Illinois for, among several restrictions, requiring firearm owners to obtain a Firearm Owners’ ID card that includes a background check and imposes a waiting period on firearm purchases.
In addition, Illinois is one of seven states that requires licenses or permits to buy any firearm, and it’s one of five states that require waiting periods for buying any firearm. There is even a so-called assault-weapons ban in Cook County.
But none of this gun control stops the shooting.