2 Illinois Lawmakers Want National Guard Deployed to Quell Violence in Chicago

Weren’t Chicago’s strict gun control laws supposed to decrease gun violence?  Sadly this is yet another example of why such laws don’t work.  

From the Star Tribune:

Two Illinois lawmakers say violence has become so rampant in Chicago that the National Guard must be called in to help.Chicago Democratic Reps. John Fritchey and LaShawn Ford made a public plea to Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday to deploy troops.

The request comes amid a recent surge in violent crime, including a night last week that saw seven people killed and 18 wounded, mostly by gunfire.

Fritchey says Chicago has had 113 homicide victims this year. He says the police department has done a commendable job, but its resources are stretched thin.

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