There are so many people who have been victims of violence in Chicago it is heartbreaking. Their families miss them. Chicago seems to just treat it as par or the course, and they don't demand anything better. This is unfortunate for the children who have to grow up without their parents.
After six people were shot during the vigil of yet another gunshot victim in Chicago, it is high time Chicago enacted tougher laws for guns. This will reduce the cases of sporadic shootings that have become very common. Police should unsure that all illegal guns are confiscated and proper monitoring for legal guns.
If you were to ban guns altogether and successfully take them away, they would switch to knives, or bombs, or cars, or any other manner of methods.
How do I know? This is a major problem in parts of the UK that face the same economic and social issues as Chicago: They stab each other.
At the same time, Vermont has one of the higher rates of gun ownership, which one of the lowest rates of gun violence.
I'm all for regulating gun licensure, of course. But it's like if you ban the word "Fat" then people will call each other "Obese". You aren't solving the problem, only changing the method.
Their gun laws are tough as it is and it hasn't helped. At this point if you want to help then permit people to get guns to protect themselves. Or at least give out free kevlars.
The gun laws can't do much if criminals still obtain them via illegal means. Gun free areas just get law abiding folks and the criminals find it even more convenient as no one can fight back.
It would be different if there was decent control of guns in the country but that is not happening.
A lack of gun control measures in Chicago is not the reason the city is plagued by so much violence. Chicago has enacted the toughest control laws in the nation. Yet still, the city suffers from the worst gun violence anywhere. Chicago actually should implement conceal carry laws so that residents can defend themselves from crime.
Chicago has a violent gang problem, not a gun problem. Gangs will access guns by smuggling them in from neighboring states like Indiana with less strict gun laws. The city needs to crack down on gangs, and if it takes intervention from the federal government to do this then do it.