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(Chicago Trib)   It was a quiet weekend in Chicago, with only eighteen people getting shot this weekend. We call that progress   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 107
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2014-05-04 10:15:08 AM
We've got half a day of good murdering light left.  We'll reach quota!
 
2014-05-04 10:41:08 AM
If chicago had more guns there would be no crime.  Suck it libulardos
 
2014-05-04 10:56:37 AM
I'm also sure that the people 'responsible' for those 18 shootings are fine, upstanding citizens with no drug/gang activity and have taken the required steps to properly obtain at least their FOID
 
2014-05-04 11:34:27 AM
Day not over yet.
 
2014-05-04 11:40:18 AM

Sniffers Row: I'm also sure that the people 'responsible' for those 18 shootings are fine, upstanding citizens with no drug/gang activity and have taken the required steps to properly obtain at least their FOID


Most of them could use some target practice, too. 19 in about 22 hours, and only 2 kill shots. Thugs I am disappoint.
 
2014-05-04 12:37:22 PM

Doktor_Zhivago: If chicago had more guns there would be no crime.  Suck it libulardos


I'd say they have just the right amount.
 
2014-05-04 01:04:04 PM
I'm convinced that the entire city has decided collectively and unwittingly to live up to its image in "Shameless."
 
2014-05-04 01:29:16 PM
oh boy - this thread again

quick look - gang related - aka drugs
YAWN
business as usual and no one of value was shot
WHY does anyone care about shootings in chicago?
 
2014-05-04 02:05:53 PM
Came here for namatad's yawn.  Leaving pretty excited about it being in all caps.
 
2014-05-04 02:07:00 PM
Chicago should ban guns!
 
2014-05-04 02:11:21 PM
Some people call them "gangs." I like to think of them as well-regulated militias.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-05-04 02:11:27 PM
WTF goes on in Chi-town?
 
2014-05-04 02:12:40 PM

Sniffers Row: I'm also sure that the people 'responsible' for those 18 shootings are fine, upstanding citizens with no drug/gang activity and have taken the required steps to properly obtain at least their FOID


Is that another euphemism for "attractive & successful" around here?
 
2014-05-04 02:14:41 PM
Golly, Ned.  They sure have some tough things to put up with up in that Chicago, jees o[' man.
 
2014-05-04 02:21:00 PM
Did any one of value die, or just thugs?
 
2014-05-04 02:21:28 PM

namatad: oh boy - this thread again

quick look - gang related - aka drugs
YAWN
business as usual and no one of value was shot
WHY does anyone care about shootings in chicago?


It serves a double purpose. Liberals can use Chicago as an example of why guns in the hands of civilians = chaos and death. Conservatives and right-leaning Libertarians can use Chicago as an example of why guns *in the wrong hands* (read: thugs/gangbangers/insert whatever racist name here) instead of law-abiding citizens is the cause of chaos and death. Both sides are technically correct, which is of course the best of kind correct.
 
2014-05-04 02:23:02 PM

namatad: oh boy - this thread again

quick look - gang related - aka drugs
YAWN
business as usual and no one of value was shot
WHY does anyone care about shootings in chicago?


People should care, because it's an excellent example of what happens when RICO cases create power vacuums.
 
2014-05-04 02:26:02 PM
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"you said weekend twice."
 
2014-05-04 02:28:44 PM

Sniffers Row: I'm also sure that the people 'responsible' for those 18 shootings are fine, upstanding citizens with no drug/gang activity and have taken the required steps to properly obtain at least their FOID


Yeah, close local schools and stick them in overcrowded, underperforming consolidated schools; give them few economic opportunities outside of the blackmarket when/if they graduate with a crappy education; then wash your hands of it when violence erupts because they don't have access to normal legal channels to settle business disputes.
 
2014-05-04 02:28:48 PM

gja: WTF goes on in Chi-town?


18 people brought guns to a knife fight.  It's the Chicago way!
 
2014-05-04 02:34:40 PM

FDR Jones: Some people call them "gangs." I like to think of them as well-regulated militias.


That's a really dumb comment and not even remotely similar.
 
2014-05-04 02:34:43 PM
maybe if they had real pizza they wouldn't be all murdery all the time
 
2014-05-04 02:38:29 PM

Prey4reign: gja: WTF goes on in Chi-town?

18 people brought guns to a knife fight.  It's the Chicago way!


very much true.  It's a god damned jungle.  If you really don't get it, spend two hours or so watching world star hip hop.  You'll start to understand the culture.  You wont like it, but you'll understand.
 
2014-05-04 02:41:11 PM
Hmm, southside, westside and within a couple blocks of a CHA complex, I AM SHOCKED THAT THIS IS HAPPENING.
/wait 'till it gets warm
 
2014-05-04 02:46:43 PM
 Crime.  Is.  Not.  Culture.  And I don't care how many many people worship it by talking really fast over samples of other people's music or how many bandannas and hoodies are sold or how many tattoo parlors are making phat bank, It's not culture.  It's crime.  As far as a war on gang violence, I've seen war movies.  There wasn't a lot of hand wringing over who needed to be shot.
 
2014-05-04 03:01:51 PM
Douchetastic thread. Really.
 
KIA
2014-05-04 03:04:55 PM
Liar.  There aren't any guns in Chicago.  They're all illegal.
 
2014-05-04 03:06:52 PM
sno man:

Most of them could use some target practice, too. 19 in about 22 hours, and only 2 kill shots. Thugs I am disappoint.

In IL can you join a gun range without having to prove you own your gun legally? You can in KY: you have to swear you're legally allowed to own one but they don't make you prove it. You only have to prove you're 18 with a valid drivers' license or state ID, or have a parent there supervising you. And the one in Lexington only charges $20/month on weekdays.

Won't somebody think of the bystanders? Seriously. In a lot of these cases the intended victim, like the shooter, is somebody few people will miss; what pisses people off is the 4 year old girl who gets hit by a stray bullet. The gang-bangers should be able to kill each other off all they want.

As for gun control, I'll wager that few of the shooters in Chicago are legally allowed to have a handgun and/or that their guns were not purchased legally. See? The law works!
 
KIA
2014-05-04 03:07:03 PM

TerminalEchoes: thugs/gangbangers/insert whatever racist name here


Is using "thugs/ gangbangers" automatically racist?  When did that happen?
 
2014-05-04 03:08:02 PM

Whatchoo Talkinbout: Douchetastic thread. Really.


Why's that, then, Sonny Jim?
 
2014-05-04 03:11:44 PM

KIA: TerminalEchoes: thugs/gangbangers/insert whatever racist name here

Is using "thugs/ gangbangers" automatically racist?  When did that happen?


It seems that the preponderance urban street gangs populated by people of color.  Probably because most of the white folk are too busy working 40 hours a week to get a tattoo and a bandanna.  I'm sure, given the time off, they could balance out this inequality in a matter of days.
 
2014-05-04 03:12:49 PM
See?

Let law abiding citizens carry firearms and the violent crime rate falls.
 
2014-05-04 03:14:25 PM

AngryDragon: See?

Let law abiding citizens carry firearms and the violent crime rate falls.


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2014-05-04 03:14:59 PM

KIA: Liar.  There aren't any guns in Chicago.  They're all illegal.


Handguns have been legal in Chicago for years.

That hasn't stopped dimwitted people from raging about the ban, though.
 
2014-05-04 03:17:39 PM
When is Fark going to create the Illinois tag?
 
2014-05-04 03:19:23 PM

happydude45: When is Fark going to create the Illinois tag?


There was one but it got jacked and sold for scrap after it spent a few weeks on a drug house bathroom wall.
 
2014-05-04 03:22:18 PM

namatad: business as usual and no one of value was shot


Some people think all human lives are valuable
 
2014-05-04 03:22:38 PM
Any info on if any of the guns were legally owned?
 
2014-05-04 03:23:23 PM

tuffsnake: namatad: business as usual and no one of value was shot

Some people think all human lives are valuable


And those people apparently aren't involved in violent drug gangs.
 
2014-05-04 03:24:06 PM
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2014-05-04 03:47:02 PM

The One True TheDavid: sno man:

Most of them could use some target practice, too. 19 in about 22 hours, and only 2 kill shots. Thugs I am disappoint.

In IL can you join a gun range without having to prove you own your gun legally? You can in KY: you have to swear you're legally allowed to own one but they don't make you prove it. You only have to prove you're 18 with a valid drivers' license or state ID, or have a parent there supervising you. And the one in Lexington only charges $20/month on weekdays.

Won't somebody think of the bystanders? Seriously. In a lot of these cases the intended victim, like the shooter, is somebody few people will miss; what pisses people off is the 4 year old girl who gets hit by a stray bullet. The gang-bangers should be able to kill each other off all they want.

As for gun control, I'll wager that few of the shooters in Chicago are legally allowed to have a handgun and/or that their guns were not purchased legally. See? The law works!


You need a FOID to shoot at a range in IL, your gun or their gun.
 
2014-05-04 04:22:58 PM

staplermofo: Came here for namatad's yawn.  Leaving pretty excited about it being in all caps.


great - does this mean that need to buy you a beer at the next chicago fark party? dammit
 
2014-05-04 04:27:51 PM

tuffsnake: namatad: business as usual and no one of value was shot

Some people think all human lives are valuable


Strange, that seems to be belied by all of human history.
 
2014-05-04 04:30:26 PM

redmid17: The One True TheDavid: sno man:

Most of them could use some target practice, too. 19 in about 22 hours, and only 2 kill shots. Thugs I am disappoint.

In IL can you join a gun range without having to prove you own your gun legally? You can in KY: you have to swear you're legally allowed to own one but they don't make you prove it. You only have to prove you're 18 with a valid drivers' license or state ID, or have a parent there supervising you. And the one in Lexington only charges $20/month on weekdays.

Won't somebody think of the bystanders? Seriously. In a lot of these cases the intended victim, like the shooter, is somebody few people will miss; what pisses people off is the 4 year old girl who gets hit by a stray bullet. The gang-bangers should be able to kill each other off all they want.

As for gun control, I'll wager that few of the shooters in Chicago are legally allowed to have a handgun and/or that their guns were not purchased legally. See? The law works!

You need a FOID to shoot at a range in IL, your gun or their gun.


Now that I have my FOID, I need 16 hours of training. sigh. stupid school.
 
2014-05-04 04:38:20 PM

redmid17: ou need a FOID to shoot at a range in IL, your gun or their gun.


A FOID? I had to look that up. Of course it's short for something.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FOID_(firearms)  Firearm Owners Identification.

IL is doing it wrong then.

Why are so many people gettig shot if gun/ammo control works so well?
 
2014-05-04 04:40:14 PM
FOUR DEAD IN CHI-CA-GO! FOUR DEAD IN CHI-CA-GO!
 
2014-05-04 04:41:50 PM

The One True TheDavid: redmid17: ou need a FOID to shoot at a range in IL, your gun or their gun.

A FOID? I had to look that up. Of course it's short for something.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FOID_(firearms)  Firearm Owners Identification.

IL is doing it wrong then.

Why are so many people gettig shot if gun/ammo control works so well?



LOL
Chicago and Illinois would be proof that gun control does not have the desired effect.
Unless guns are banned in the whole country.

Strange how banning guns from a whole country reduces gun crime.
 
2014-05-04 04:48:51 PM

The One True TheDavid: redmid17: ou need a FOID to shoot at a range in IL, your gun or their gun.

A FOID? I had to look that up. Of course it's short for something.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FOID_(firearms)  Firearm Owners Identification.

IL is doing it wrong then.

Why are so many people gettig shot if gun/ammo control works so well?


Straw purchases and gang fragmentation.
 
2014-05-04 05:00:35 PM
Chicago's contribution to lowering the world's population.
 
2014-05-04 05:09:25 PM

namatad: Strange how banning guns from a whole country reduces gun crime.


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