Chicagoland: Gangs Firing on Rival Members’ Funerals ‘Getting Out of Control’

The gun “problem” in America doesn’t come from Second Amendment supporters.

If there is a gun “problem” in the United States, it isn’t because of Second Amendment rights advocates or National Rifle Association members. The real problem comes out of Democrat-controlled cities like Baltimore and Chicago.

According to a Fox News report, Chicago Police are dealing with the type of gun violence that goes beyond the ever-increasing death toll the city experiences every weekend. Gangs are also showing up at rival gang members’ funerals and opening fire on the procession. Cemeteries are hiring off-duty police officers to guard the families of gang members being interred.

"It's getting out of control, it really is,” said Police Chief Joseph Lukaszek. “The gangs just think that it's a safe haven for them and they do whatever they want to do.”

Chief Lukaszek was involved in a chase of three suspects last December who had fired on a funeral possession. He was able to stop them by ramming their vehicle. All three suspects were armed.

Another law enforcement officer, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said this type of violence was extremely rare “over the last ten to 15 year,” but added, “now it occurs more frequently.”

Since the funeral shooting last year, Dart and other LEOs have met with members of the funeral industry, pastors, and lawmakers to try and help them deal with the increase in violent attacks. 

One Chicago-area funeral director said he’s trying to keep his employees and the families using his services safe.

"It is dramatic for the families and very dramatic even for the funeral directors, the violence that's going on and all the things that's happening. Guns and knives,” John McCall said.

This is a daily reality in places like Chicago, yet, the media ignores the real problems in favor of sensationalizing the strikingly rare mass shooting. It's almost as if inner-city violence never happens as long as the boogeyman NRA can be attacked.