President Obama Visits Chicago – 4 People Shot 2.5 Hours After He Leaves

February 16, 2013 10:06 pmViews: 2523

4 Shootings in Chicago 90 minutes


Apparently criminals in President Obama's hometown of Chicago aren't listening to his clamoring for less gun violence. In an embarrassing reminder to the President how ineffective speeches and endless campaigning is, a mere two and a half hours after Obama left his hometown of Chicago while on a visit there to speak on the culture of gun violence and economic decay, 4 people were shot with one tragically dying.

The President had finished a speech at Hyde Park Academy on the South Side of Chicago, where he mourned the killing of Hadiya Pendleton, the teen who visited Washington for his inauguration just a week before she was gunned down not far from the school and only one mile from Mr Obama's own home. Only 90 minutes after he left Hyde Park Academy to fly back to Washington on Air Force One the shooting started and the 4 people were shot while one was killed.

Chicago continues to have some of the most prevalent gun violence in the nation despite having some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation as well. Unfortunately, liberals have such an amazingly hard time figuring out that maybe it isn't the guns that are the problem.

Read more about the President's visit to Chicago and the shootings from Politico below:

Four people were wounded on the streets of Chicago's South and West sides between 5:55 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. Friday, the Chicago Tribune reported. The president was airborne shortly after 5 p.m.

An hour earlier, Obama wrapped up a personal speech at Hyde Park Academy on the South Side, where he mourned the killing of Hadiya Pendleton, the teen who visited Washington for his inauguration just a week before she was gunned down not far from the school.  “This is not just a gun issue. It’s also an issue of the kinds of communities that we’re building, and for that we all share a responsibility as citizens to fix it,” he said.

Obama had said little about Chicago's murder problem -- there were more than 500 in 2012 -- before Friday, instead focusing on mass shootings in his post-Newtown gun control push. But at a high school just two miles away from his Chicago home, he acknowledged the depths of devastation that street violence generated in the city.

“Last year, there were 443 murders with a firearm in this city, and 65 of them were 18 and under. That’s the equivalent of a Newtown every four months,” he said. “That’s precisely why the overwhelming majority of Americans are asking for some common sense proposals to make it harder for criminals to get their hands on a gun.”

Common sense proposals Mr President? Really! There are a lot more restrictive gun laws than so-called common sense proposals in the city of Chicago and it is one of the most crime ridden cities in America. It doesn't sound like the President's foolish ideas are working, does it?

 

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