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Increasing sentence length for repeat gun offenders would seem to be a popular proposal, but a Chicago Sun Times article recounted an on-going disconnect between Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson and the Illinois State Legislature.

The fact is in 2016, there were 4,379 people shot in the City of Chicago resulting in 717 dead. To put that in perspective, someone got shot about every two minutes, 24-hours a day, seven days a week; about every 12 minutes someone was shot to death. Johnson lives with those raw facts every day; the legislature lives with politics.

Generally, calls for more gun control coming out of Chicago are unrelentingly aimed at law abiding citizens. Gun control schemes invariably infringe on constitutional rights with no positive effect on violent crime.

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