Chicago residents are faced with some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation between those imposed by the city, the county and the state. Yet the incidents of gun violence continue to increase and seems out of control. President Trump has tasked Chicago leaders to reduce the violence or face federal intervention.
President Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday night to re-up the idea of sending federal law enforcement to Chicago if the city’s homicide rate doesn’t come down.
“If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible ‘carnage’ going on,” Trump wrote, “I will send in the Feds!”
He said in his tweet that there had been 228 shootings and 42 homicides in Chicago since the start of the year — figures higher than the comparable period during 2016, which was particularly bloody year for the city.