Originally posted by whodey
From January 1, 2016 to June 14, 2016, there were 1,689 gun deaths in Chicago. This averages out to be about 10 gun deaths per day.
Why does no one seem to care? Chicago is nothing more than a war zone with a ban on guns.
In 2010, the SCOTUS invalidated a Chicago citywide ban on handguns in McDonald v. City of Chicago
In 2012, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals struck down an Illinois law banning carrying loaded weapons in public, http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Court-Invalidates-Illinois-Gun-Laws-183017841.html
In 2014, a federal judge ruled that Chicago's ban on the sale of handguns was unconstitutional.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/06/chicago-gun-ban_n_4551227.html
So where is this "ban on guns" that you claim?
EDIT: A rather balanced article from Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-10-06/the-problem-with-using-chicago-to-make-the-case-against-gun-control
As regards guns used in Chicago crimes:
A lot of that access comes from outside Illinois. Cook said he found that 60 percent of guns recovered in connection with an arrest were from out of state.
Twenty-four percent of the total pool of guns came from Indiana, which is "not regulated at all," he said. Chicago gangs often have connections to gangs in Gary, Indiana, and the two cities almost butt up against each other.
The study also found that 22 percent of the recovered guns came from parts of Cook County outside the city, where gun dealers and gun shows are legal.