Pictures: 82 Shot In Chicago, 14 Dead Over 4th Of July Weekend–NRA Remains Silent


I wake up to WGN radio and as such the news today made me lay in bed this morning and again wonder what in the world is wrong with our society, and those who have the political power to effect change.   The carnage from guns is just plain crazy, and as I have stated over and over this bloody outcome of too many guns is the new norm.

A series of pictures underscore the trauma and the needless violence due to too many guns in our nation, and not enough political backbone to stand up to the National Rifle Association who continually undermine needed gun reforms.

Five of the people were shot by police over 36 hours on Friday and Saturday, including two boys 14 and 16 who were killed when they allegedly refused to drop their guns.

Many of the long weekend’s shootings were on the South Side, clustered in the Englewood, Roseland, Gresham and West Pullman neighborhoods that rank among the most violent in the city.

The victims ranged from the 14-year-boy shot by police in the Old Irving Park neighborhood to a 66-year-old woman grazed in the head as she walked up the steps of her porch on the Far South Side.  Most victims were in their late teens and 20s.

Each night of the long holiday weekend, at least a dozen people were shot in the greatest burst of gun violence Chicago has seen this year

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