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CHIRAQ: Chicago Experiences a Wave of Shootings this Past Weekend

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With the warm weather back, cold-blooded shootings are also surging in Chicago.

ZeroHedge reports that the weekend of April 6-7 were host to a string of shootings.

Twenty four people were shot in 24 hours, which included three adults and three children, who died from gunshot-related injuries according to a report from the Chicago Police Department.

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Police attribute the warmer weather to the surge in violent crime.

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During the weekend of shootings, Chicago police investigated numerous homicides and a mass shooting of six people in West Englewood.
Residents of Chicago can take some solace as shootings in the Windy City have dropped by 20% below their 2018 rate so far in 2019. On top of that, these numbers were well below the record-breaking year of 2018, which had roughly twice the number of people shot through April 8.

Curiously, Chicago features very stringent gun control laws and questionable policing practices. According to the Chicago Sun Times, Cook County even got rid of its gang database earlier this year “because it was unable to build a robust intelligence-sharing operation with all of the police jurisdictions in the county”.

In general, the state of Illinois is one of the most anti-gun states in the country with Guns & Ammo magazine placing it in 41st place according to its 2018 rankings.

Illinois was one of the states that responded swiftly after the Parkland shooting in 2018, when it passed 72 hour waiting periods for all firearms purchases and red flag gun confiscation laws.

However, rural Illinois wants to avoid the same fate as its urban counterpart in Chicago. BLP reported in February on several rural counties passing gun control nullification ordinances in complete defiance of Illinois’s pro-gun control legislature.

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POLL: Hispanics Support Big Government Across The Board

Even Hispanics Republicans are to the Left of the Average Republican

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Pew Research released some interesting statistics highlighting Latino voters’ views on national political problems based on a survey they conducted on Latino adults this past December.

Record numbers of Latinos — 32 million — will be voting in the 2020 general election. This exceeds the number of eligible black voters for the first time in history.

According to the results, the majority of Hispanic voters favor more government involvement on issues ranging from minimum wage to gun control.

62 percent of registered voters identify or lean toward the Democrat Party, whereas 34 percent connect with or lean in the direction of the Republican Party.

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Several key findings stood out:

Most Hispanic voters (71%) say the government should do more to solve problems, while 27% say government is doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals.

The findings by Jens Manuel Krogstad, Mark Hugo Lopez and Abby Budiman revealed that 82 percent of Hispanics who identify with or lean Democrat “say the government should do more to solve problems, compared with 51% of those who affiliate with or lean toward the GOP.”

As far as minimum wage is concerned, the three authors found some interesting results

On the minimum wage, a large majority of Hispanic voters (79%) say they favor raising it to $15 an hour, including more than half (56%) who say they strongly favor this change. Majorities in both parties favor raising the minimum wage, though Hispanic Democrats are much more likely than Hispanic Republicans to do so (88% vs. 62%, respectively).

The same Hispanic support for big government held true for healthcare which the authors noted below:

Hispanic voters generally believe the U.S. government should play a role in providing health care to Americans. About seven-in-ten (71%) say it is the federal government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have health care coverage, including 38% who favor a national health insurance system and 32% who prefer a mix of private and government health care coverage. Around a quarter (28%) say it is not the government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have health care coverage, though most in this group say they prefer to keep Medicare and Medicaid.

When broken down across partisan lines, there were some key differences between Hispanics Democrats and Hispanic Republicans:

Hispanic Democrats and Republicans have different views on the role government should play in providing health coverage. About eight-in-ten Hispanic Democratic voters (84%) say it is the government’s responsibility to ensure Americans have health care, with 49% supporting a national health insurance system. Meanwhile, about half (51%) of Hispanic Republican voters say it is not the government’s responsibility to ensure universal coverage, though most in this group prefer to keep Medicare and Medicaid.

Interestingly, Hispanic Republicans were considerably to the Left of the average Republican voter on healthcare. 24 percent of Republican voters believe that the government should be responsible for guaranteeing healthcare coverage.

For gun control, there was also a noticeable Hispanic majority in favor of stricter gun laws:

“Around seven-in-ten Hispanic voters (68%) say gun laws should be stricter than they are today, while 24% say current gun laws are about right. Only 7% say gun laws should be less strict. The survey was conducted several months after a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, involving a suspect who said he targeted Mexicans.”

Similarly, there was a sharp partisan gap on gun control among Hispanics:

Among Hispanic Democratic voters, 80% say gun laws should be stricter. Hispanic Republican voters are more evenly divided, with 44% saying gun laws should be stricter and 42% saying gun laws are about right.

In the Republican case, Hispanics Republicans are to the Left of Republican voters on gun control. Only 27 percent of Republican voters want stricter gun laws.

All things considered, continued mass migration will not only ensure eventual Democrat Party domination in the near future, but also a more leftist Republican opposition that now has a big government faction within its ranks.

Graphics from the study can be referenced below:

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