Violence in Milwaukee isn't just a weekend thing. Monday evening into night was busy as well.
From FOX6 News:
Milwaukee police are investigating four separate shooting incidents that occurred Monday night, August 5th and early Tuesday morning, August 6th.Here's video:
The first incident occurred at approximately 7:27 p.m. near 25th and Concordia. According to police, a man sustained a gunshot wound to the chest. His injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.
Police say no arrests have been made and the incident remains under investigation.
The second shooting occurred in the 1500 block of W. Hopkins around 9:35 p.m. Police say a man sustained a gunshot wound to the elbow while walking down the street.
The third shooting occurred in the 3200 block of Sherman Avenue around 9:40 p.m. According to officials, a 17-year-old boy sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound.
No arrested have been made in connection with this incident and it remains under investigation.
The last shooting incident under investigation occurred in the 2800 block of N. 53rd Street at approximately 12:05 a.m. Police say a 37-year-old man sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, three-time failure as a gubernatorial candidate, blames guns. Police Chief Ed Flynn echoes Barrett.
Get rid of guns, those evil, evil guns.
Guns aren't inherently bad things. They aren't inherently good things. They are objects, incapable of thought and intent and action.
People use guns. They end lives as well as save lives.
Thug culture, the disintegration of the family, a lack of respect for authority, and government handouts leading to the elimination of personal responsibility are much greater threats to public safety than guns.
Guns don't do anything. Blame the thugs, not the guns.
Nonetheless, Flynn and Barrett look to more restrictions on guns, tougher laws, as the answer to stopping the violence.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Both called on legislators to enact a law that calls for a three-year minimum mandatory sentence for illegally possessing a firearm.Barrett has been blaming the violence on a lack of gun legislation FOREVER. It's the same old song and dance from this guy.
"We are asking for a change in state law," Barrett said. "If you cannot possess a gun and you do, there has to be a mandatory minimum sentence."
Now Flynn has become Barrett's ally.
I don't have a problem with the "three-year minimum mandatory sentence for illegally possessing a firearm."
The problem is I don't think it will help significantly. The thugs know laws aren't enforced. Passing legislation like that is a feel-good move and not much more.
Mr. Mayor, you have a problem. It's not just the guns.