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(New York Daily News)   Three-year-old shot in the face while caught in the crossfire at Chicago's Cornell Square Park shooting on the south side is still smiling and singing   (nydailynews.com) divider line 41
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2013-10-02 08:44:07 AM
If only Chicago had stricter gun laws...
 
2013-10-02 09:16:29 AM
Hopefully he's learned his lesson and will remain armed and vigilant at all times now
 
2013-10-02 09:30:17 AM

doglover: If only Chicago had stricter gun laws...


Probably wouldn't have helped, because it was one of those "law-abiding" NRA assholes who did it.
 
2013-10-02 09:56:23 AM
But you don't seem to see a huge outpouring of distress over this from the shenanigan community all of a sudden.
 
2013-10-02 10:05:33 AM
It's a low down dirty shame that The Wire cruelly ignored Chicago.
 
2013-10-02 10:07:55 AM
No tapdancing?
 
2013-10-02 10:08:03 AM
I'm glad the kid is doing better, and I hope he's 100% OK.
Not much else to say about it.
 
2013-10-02 10:15:29 AM
That kid is certainly more of a trooper than I would be AFTER BEING SHOT IT THE GOT DAMNED FACE.  What a sweetie.

Oh super another ABCD...NRA thread.
 
2013-10-02 10:24:15 AM

dittybopper: doglover: If only Chicago had stricter gun laws...

Probably wouldn't have helped, because it was one of those "law-abiding" NRA assholes who did it.


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From everything I've read, it was a convicted felon who is prohibited from legally owning a firearm.
 
2013-10-02 10:25:15 AM
I'm sure these guys are just misunderstood, underprivileged youths.

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No wait, scratch that.  They probably were at one point. However, since we insist on trying to take already illegal weapons out of the illegal hands of hardened criminals by restricting law-abiding gun owners, this will continue to occur.

It is tragic that these four made decisions that turned their lives to the point where they shot a 3-year old in the face.  It is even more tragic that their community leaders are failing them so spectacularly.  10 years ago, with a little education, intervention and guidance these four may have become leaders in their community, respected professionals, loving fathers.  Now they are hardened criminals who will spend the rest of their willfully useless lives behind bars.

There are some people who should be ashamed of themselves for the agendas and priorities they are crusading for.  I wonder if they'll ever figure it out.
 
2013-10-02 10:27:02 AM

doglover: If only Chicago had stricter gun laws...

had police that would get the asshats hanging on the corner yelling "weed, rocks, blows, park" for 16 hours of the day instead of writing tickets.

I just took off my seat belt and was about to run into a store when the police pulled behind me and told me to give him my ID. The farker wrote me a ticket for no seat belt. I asked "Why are you not farking with that group of dudes standing there yelling weed and loosies"(no more than 150' away).........."Just doing my job sir".
/Either they are afraid of groups of black males, lazy, or are being forced to write tickets from higher ups
 
2013-10-02 10:33:26 AM
They should put these jagoffs in a hot, humid and extremely tiny prison cell together, seal it, and feed them only spicy chili.  Then we should record this kiddo singing "Beans Beans the musical fruit" song and put it on a continuous loop inside their cell.

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2013-10-02 10:35:42 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: doglover: If only Chicago had stricter gun laws... had police that would get the asshats hanging on the corner yelling "weed, rocks, blows, park" for 16 hours of the day instead of writing tickets.

I just took off my seat belt and was about to run into a store when the police pulled behind me and told me to give him my ID. The farker wrote me a ticket for no seat belt. I asked "Why are you not farking with that group of dudes standing there yelling weed and loosies"(no more than 150' away).........."Just doing my job sir".
/Either they are afraid of groups of black males, lazy, or are being forced to write tickets from higher ups


I know someone might bring up "What about stop and frisk", but that's been going on in minority neighborhoods since they first move to cities.
/The police knowing if they find something on them , they will just plead out instead of fighting it.
 
2013-10-02 10:38:42 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: Either they are afraid of groups of black males, lazy, or are being forced to write tickets from higher ups


Its also possible that they get a stipend to ignore the criminal activity of the other gangs.
Its not like they lack the guns or laws to deal with the problem if they wanted to.

/Tickets are a way of proving you did something all day when nothing actually got done.
 
2013-10-02 10:40:06 AM

tallen702: dittybopper: doglover: If only Chicago had stricter gun laws...

Probably wouldn't have helped, because it was one of those "law-abiding" NRA assholes who did it.

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From everything I've read, it was a convicted felon who is prohibited from legally owning a firearm.


Apparently, your sarcasm meter is broken.
 
2013-10-02 10:42:01 AM
Is the kids name pronounced DE NADA?
 
2013-10-02 10:43:30 AM
The fact of the matter is that 90% of the time, it wouldn't have mattered if the people getting shot were armed, because they weren't the targets and weren't expecting a gun fight.

If someone randomly shoots you in the back, it doesn't matter if you are armed or not.
 
2013-10-02 10:46:43 AM
All the poor kid will get is more lip service.
 
2013-10-02 10:46:50 AM
Is this where I point out that this wouldn't have happened if the offender was still in prison ?
 
2013-10-02 10:51:28 AM

Publikwerks: The fact of the matter is that 90% of the time, it wouldn't have mattered if the people getting shot were armed, because they weren't the targets and weren't expecting a gun fight.

If someone randomly shoots you in the back, it doesn't matter if you are armed or not.


First, I question the 90% ass-tistic*.

Second, that's like saying you shouldn't have a fire extinguisher in your house because 90% of the time you won't be able to put out the fire with just a small extinguisher.  True though that may be (see the ass-tistic comment, thought), that doesn't mean you should give up the option because it might only be useful 10% of the time.


*Statistic pulled straight from your anal orifice.
 
2013-10-02 10:52:33 AM

dittybopper: tallen702: dittybopper: doglover: If only Chicago had stricter gun laws...

Probably wouldn't have helped, because it was one of those "law-abiding" NRA assholes who did it.

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From everything I've read, it was a convicted felon who is prohibited from legally owning a firearm.

Apparently, your sarcasm meter is broken.


Or, you know, you're just bad at conveying sarcasm online......
 
2013-10-02 10:53:19 AM
...still smiling and singing

I'll have what he's having.
 
2013-10-02 11:04:17 AM

dittybopper: Publikwerks: The fact of the matter is that 90% of the time, it wouldn't have mattered if the people getting shot were armed, because they weren't the targets and weren't expecting a gun fight.

If someone randomly shoots you in the back, it doesn't matter if you are armed or not.

First, I question the 90% ass-tistic*.

Second, that's like saying you shouldn't have a fire extinguisher in your house because 90% of the time you won't be able to put out the fire with just a small extinguisher.  True though that may be (see the ass-tistic comment, thought), that doesn't mean you should give up the option because it might only be useful 10% of the time.


*Statistic pulled straight from your anal orifice.



I don't think the original post was even asserting a pro/anti-gun position.

It was just pointing out that more people with guns doesn't translate into an ability to prevent this stuff. Your fire-extinguisher argument is valid to anyone saying we shouldn't have fire-extinguishers, but I think you jumped to a conclusion that wasn't necessarily suggested by the original comment.

Not sure why I'm even chiming in. This is just an incredibly disturbing situation and I feel sort of helpless. I'd rather just move out of the city, and that's how a lot of cities like this descend into war zones. Kind, good-hearted citizens just leave.
 
2013-10-02 11:05:40 AM
There is no point in even talking about gun control in the States any more. That ship has sailed.

I never thought I'd say this, but the NRA is right. The point has been reached where the only way to protect kids is to have armed guards all over the place. This situation has come about with the approval of all Americans, who, actively or passively, have cultivated the society they want and deserve.

Well done guys.
 
2013-10-02 11:14:35 AM
Oh god... That picture of that little boy in the hospital...  Kill these animals.  Really, I've got nothing else.  These cowards are not men, they are beasts and need to be put down for the sake of everyone else.
 
2013-10-02 11:17:16 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: just took off my seat belt and was about to run into a store when the police pulled behind me and told me to give him my ID. The farker wrote me a ticket for no seat belt. I asked "Why are you not farking with that group of dudes standing there yelling weed and loosies"(no more than 150' away).........."Just doing my job sir".


Well, if I were a cop, I'd rather spend my day going after non-dangerous types like yourself.  It just makes sense.

Those dudes in the picture are all dangerous n shiat.

/s
 
2013-10-02 11:20:23 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: doglover: If only Chicago had stricter gun laws... had police that would get the asshats hanging on the corner yelling "weed, rocks, blows, park" for 16 hours of the day instead of writing tickets.

I just took off my seat belt and was about to run into a store when the police pulled behind me and told me to give him my ID. The farker wrote me a ticket for no seat belt. I asked "Why are you not farking with that group of dudes standing there yelling weed and loosies"(no more than 150' away).........."Just doing my job sir".
/Either they are afraid of groups of black males, lazy, or are being forced to write tickets from higher ups


You bring up an interesting point. Motivation.

If instead of criminalizing these things and throwing people in jail (not a profitable item for the police), we *ticket* people selling them without a license... Police could make a ton of money off this... until it's gone.

If someone's charging $50... Ticket them for $5000. If they don't pay their tickets, put them in prison.

I bet you'd see more active policing if there was a clear profit involved.
 
2013-10-02 11:28:56 AM
Who's going to have the best story to tell in kindergarten. This guy.
 
2013-10-02 11:33:57 AM

Publikwerks: The fact of the matter is that 90% of the time, it wouldn't have mattered if the people getting shot were armed, because they weren't the targets and weren't expecting a gun fight.

If someone randomly shoots you in the back, it doesn't matter if you are armed or not.


The "armed society is a polite society" bit works on the harsh reality of natural selection.   By increasing the number of armed and law abiding "good" you increase the chances that the predators will be injured or killed as a result of their crimes.  Fewer predators mean fewer people randomly shot in the back.
Remove one crook and you prevent a dozen crimes. Keep it up for generations and criminal tendencies become an evolutionary dead end.

Its not the bloodless andelegant solution the left is looking for, but it works in its own way.

/Works a heck of alot better than the current fit of handwringing, budget cutting, and "ban all of the things" approach to law enforcement.
 
2013-10-02 11:43:38 AM

plewis: Oh god... That picture of that little boy in the hospital...  Kill these animals.  Really, I've got nothing else.  These cowards are not men, they are beasts and need to be put down for the sake of everyone else.


Nope, their culture must be respected as an equal to all others.
 
2013-10-02 11:51:43 AM
Isn't all of chicago just a continuous mass shooting?
 
2013-10-02 11:57:02 AM
Forget about this one,  we need justice for Travon!
 
2013-10-02 12:23:03 PM
Did anyone ever figure out why a 3 year old was out in a park late at night?

Thought I remember reading it was around 10 p.m. when the incident took place.  Parenting skills of peace.
 
2013-10-02 01:05:34 PM
So sad to see a kid stranded like that.
 
2013-10-02 03:07:00 PM

tallen702: dittybopper: tallen702: dittybopper: doglover: If only Chicago had stricter gun laws...

Probably wouldn't have helped, because it was one of those "law-abiding" NRA assholes who did it.

[img.fark.net image 225x225]
From everything I've read, it was a convicted felon who is prohibited from legally owning a firearm.

Apparently, your sarcasm meter is broken.

Or, you know, you're just bad at conveying sarcasm online......


How could you read that as anything other than sarcasm or parody?  Seriously:
 
2013-10-02 03:12:02 PM

doglover: If only Chicago had stricter gun laws...

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Chicago's murder rate has done nothing but fall since they enacted these gun laws that you think are so terrible. It doesn't even have the highest murder rate in the country.

 
2013-10-02 03:12:25 PM

dittybopper: robably wouldn't have helped, because it was one of those "law-abiding" NRA assholes who did it.


Do you  read the kinds of comments that get made in Fark gun threads? Totally looked legit.
 
2013-10-02 03:47:25 PM
this is gun control please do not give up your arms!
 
2013-10-02 05:13:05 PM

woundedbear42: doglover: If only Chicago had stricter gun laws...

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Chicago's murder rate has done nothing but fall since they enacted these gun laws that you think are so terrible. It doesn't even have the highest murder rate in the country.


You should compare those numbers to national homicide statistics, to show the sharp contrast. You should also examine statistics starting at 1982, to show that the drop in homicide rates actually originated with the enactment of the ban on civilian handgun ownership.
 
2013-10-02 08:06:12 PM

vudukungfu: But you don't seem to see a huge outpouring of distress over this from the shenanigan community all of a sudden.


No way for them to profit over being a racial victim.  Move along.
 
2013-10-03 09:30:59 AM

tallen702: dittybopper: robably wouldn't have helped, because it was one of those "law-abiding" NRA assholes who did it.

Do you  read the kinds of comments that get made in Fark gun threads? Totally looked legit.


Yes, and I've fallen for that sort of thing myself.  I have to double-check some comments to make sure it's not Dimensio.
 
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