The continuous shootings that occur each year in certain neighborhoods in the City of Chicago is unacceptable. Innocent men, women and children are being shot and killed each day not to mention the other victims. It seems the local, state and federal levels have not put a plan in place to stop this senseless violence. These are terrorist acts being committed. I'm sure this will require a complex solution that may involve all levels of government, public private partnerships, churches, public health, education system, not for profit organizations, media, philanthropy and even the national guard. People have the right to be safe in their own communities. I'm willing to work to create a model to end the violence happening in Chicago and apply it to other cities where the same thing is happening. This problem is extreme and therefore requires a solution that is more extreme. This country cannot sit by idle and allow this to continue.