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Gun Control? Chicago Accounts for 10% of US Gun Deaths

There are many angles to take in the debate against gun control to prove how completely illogical it is.

But one has just presented itself as quite possibly the best we’ve ever seen.

And it’s just a single number.

In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, liberals are jumping on the perennial bandwagon calling for more gun control.

Just as they did after Orlando and Sandy Hook and so on and so on.

But what would the country look like if liberals got their way with onerous gun-grabbing?

Well, just ask former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago.

The Windy City has some of the most draconian gun control laws in the nation, so clearly, it’s one of the safest cities in the country, right?

Not so much.

According to a study by non-profit Gun Violence Archive, Chicago accounts for fully 10% of US deaths by mass-shooting.

GVA defines mass-shooting as victims of four or more in a single gun violence event.

So here’s the back-of-the-envelope math: Chicago makes up just .8% of the total US population, yet it accounts for a tenth of mass shootings.

Hmm.

How’s that gun regulation working out for you, Rahm?

Here’s more from DailyCaller…

Chicago accounted for approximately 10 percent of mass shootings during a 17-month period in the U.S., according to data analyzed by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The New York Times Editorial Board created a graphic depicting the total amount of mass shootings committed between June 12, 2016 (the Pulse Nightclub attack) and Oct. 1, 2017 (the Las Vegas massacre), based on data from the Gun Violence Archive.

The Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit that tracks gun violence in America, defines mass shooting as incidents where “FOUR or more shot and/or killed in a single event, at the same general time and location  not including the shooter.”

TheDCNF examined the number of mass shootings committed per city in that 17-month period, and found that Chicago made up about 10 percent of those incidents. Of the 521 mass shootings committed, approximately 53 occurred in the city of Chicago.

Chicago, on average, represented about 11 percent of total mass shootings in the country each month. The city, racked by gang violence, sees about three mass shootings per month, according to the data.

The city accounted for 19 percent of mass shootings in June 2016 alone, experiencing six mass shootings out of the 31 that occurred in entire country for that month. Chicago saw an average of about three mass shootings per month between July 2016 and October 2016, while the mass shootings climbed during November 2016 and December 2016.

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