Monday, July 06, 2015

Chicago Violence Rises With the Heat of the Summer

It looks that the U.S. is the most violent society in the western hemisphere. Why is to so? According to one estimate 12000 people are murdered every year in the U.S.

Chicago is one example. Rest of the country has similar incidences of violence.

"The figures can be numbing: There were more than 2,000 shootings in Chicago last year, and the city is on pace for more this year. The violence rises in the heat of summer. But beneath the sobering figures are personal stories, both of fear and resilience. NBC News' Tracy Jarrett spent time in Chicago to hear them." NBC

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  1. The American worship of the gun, LD, condemns them to this kind of violence. I have come to the conclusion that no matter how many are killed, there will never be meaningful gun control in the U.S.

  2. Lorne, I agree. Guns are so easily available in the U.S. NRA is a powerful lobby and neither Congress nor the President dare to push for any regulations to control gun ownership.