Shootings Happening All Over The Land Of Chicago Essay

1397 Words Apr 19th, 2016 6 Pages
In Chicago there are many shootings happening all over the land of Chicago. According to ABC7 news, “Bailey was walking down the sidewalk with his brother near 63rd and state just after 12:30 p.m. Saturday when four men came up and tried to rob him. Police say at some point one of them allegedly pulled out a gun and shot bailey in the chest”. “Demario Bailey was shot and killed in front of his identical twin brother” (D’Onofrio). That’s was a very sad thing to hear about an innocent kid getting killed over gun violence. According to Chicago Tribune, there has been 915 shooting happened from Jan 1, 2016 until April 18, 2016. It’s only the beginning of the year in all these shooting is occurring. According to “Frontline”, “...Wachtel says one of the most common ways criminals get guns is through straw purchase sales. A straw purchase occurs when someone who may not legally acquire a firearm, or who wants to do so anonymously, has a companion buy it on their behalf”. Also, they will go into the store with the person and they will buy it for them but, they both illegal activities. The reason all these shootings occurring because the straw gun purchase. People get these guns from a place that are selling legally, but they sell it to people illegal. According to Tribune Publishing Company LLC, “Owners and employees of five suburban gun shops and two of the shops themselves were accused of supplying guns to ‘straw purchasers’ with clean police records who were standing in for…

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