The toughest gun control laws in the country don't seem to be slowing down gun violence in Democratic-run Chicago. So where's the logic in passing more gun control measures?
Chicago Approaching its 600th Homicide for the Year: The Chicago Tribune keeps track of the number of homicides for the Windy City and is close to adding the 600th for the year. Thirty people were shot over the weekend, five fatally, bringing the total number of murders to 593 as of Monday. Now, the Chicago Police Department employs slightly different accounting. Its numbers don’t include homicides on expressways, fatal shootings by police, or justified homicide. Taking out those, the CPD tabulates 581 homicides for the year — still extremely high.