Recent statistics show that someone in Chicago has been shot every 2.84 hours which leaves a total of 2,349 shootings during January 1st 2015 to October 6th 2015, reports the Chicago Tribune.
This year, Chicago is expected to exceed the 2014 statistics of a shooting ever 3.38 hours and a total victim count of 2,587.
Chicago is dubbed one of the most regulated cities in the nation for gun control and that concealed carry is almost nonexistent.
To purchase a gun or ammunition requires a Firearm Owners Identification card in the entire state of Illinois, and additionally, a Chicago Firearm Permit – which is required to possess a firearm in Chicago.
Within Chicago, a stung gun, a non lethal device with no projectile, is still considered a deadly weapon and cannot be used or carried in self defence.
President Obama, through is spokesman Josh Earnest, has announced, “The president has frequently pushed his team to consider a range of executive actions that could more effectively keep guns out of the hands of criminals and others who shouldn’t have access to them. That’s something that is ongoing here.”
Despite Chicago taking ever action ‘that could more effectively keep guns out of the hands of criminals and others who shouldn’t have access to them”, shootings continue to rise.