For the third consecutive weekend, Mayor de Blasio’s stop-and-frisk free New York City saw at least a dozen residents shot.  Over the 4th of July weekend, the shootings were particularly swift, with a dozen people falling victim to gunshots within a five hour timeframe.

Via the National Review (h/t Weasel Zippers):

New York City saw the most concentrated explosion of gun violence of the year over the Fourth of July weekend, with twelve people shot in just over five hours, according to the New York Post.

Saturday night through Sunday morning, shootings were reported in the The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Three people were shot fatally.

This was the third consecutive weekend in which at least a dozen people were shot in the city.

One incident which also involved an attack on police using a Barbie bike, prompted police union President Ed Mullins to place the blame squarely on soft leadership.

The attack raised fears of a new wave of anti-cop violence — with a police union president blaming the assault on Mayor Bill de Blasio and his crackdown on stop-and-frisk.

“The atmosphere is, ‘We’re going to do what we want,’ that ‘We’re going to get away with it,’ ” said Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association.

“There’s a perception that the mayor is soft on crime. The perps’ perception is that the cops are backing down.”

Mullins said that police are being handcuffed by last year’s federal court ruling against stop-and-frisk, which makes it significantly easier for criminals to sue police officers over perceived racial profiling.

One city resident at the scene of the crime complained that people can’t let their kids go outside anymore, because ” the cops are scared for their lives.”

Meanwhile, another gun control-crazed city in Chicago saw shootings over the holiday weekend that claimed 14 lives and wounded another 68.

What were gun control advocates doing just prior to a dozen people being shot in New York City, and prior to 14 people being killed in Chicago?

Resorting to cheap Twitter gimmicks against Target stores for their refusal to ban legal gun sales.

Via the Daily News:

In the week before gun violence in Chicago left 14 people dead and another 68 wounded over the holiday weekend, it’s worth asking what the gun advocate groups were busy doing.

Many were engaged in an all-out assault on mass retailer Target for refusing to ban legal guns in their stores.

Moms Demand Action and Everytown For Gun Safety, the two groups spun out of former Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s first failed anti-gun group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, took their fight to — where else — Twitter.

Sending a flurry of tweets urging people to boycott Target using countless hashtags, Moms Demand Action flaunted photos of consumers buying their paper plates and hotdogs elsewhere. When Target finally capitulated, MomsDemand was victorious, retweeting supporters like CT Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who posted, “I’m shopping @Target today because they’re doing the right thing on guns.”

Then, over the weekend, the very same weekend that Chicago was erupting in gun violence, ABCNews aired a package featuring Moms founder Shannon Watts proudly touting her wins over Target and other retailers. “They listened to us when we said we don’t want loaded assault weapons around our children when we’re shopping.”

When will gun control extremists start listening to the common sense fact that the people shooting at police and killing innocent people aren’t picking up weapons legally at their local Target?