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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 11
    More: Followup, River North, Chicago, drive-by shooting, Mount Sinai Hospital, Cook County, Illinois, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, West Garfield Park  
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2014-05-04 02:28:44 PM  
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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 08:00:01 PM  
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TerminalEchoes: 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.


Until the 1920's, gun control laws were used almost exclusively to keep guns out of the hands of minorities.  Federal gun laws didn't come on the books until the gangster wars in the early 1900's.  Neither did a very good job of keeping guns from reaching the criminal element because criminals are criminals.

For some minority residents of Detroit, owning a gun is their sense of taking power back from the criminal element, as well as an expression of a constitutional right that was denied them for years.  Ideally, we could just outlaw guns, but ha ha - that's never going to happen.
2014-05-04 05:59:20 PM  
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Yogimus: sugar_fetus: namatad: Strange how banning guns from a whole country reduces gun crime.

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The Germans hardly had ANY problems with the joos


Yeah, you never have any violence when the people you're trying to get rid of can't shoot back.
2014-05-04 05:09:25 PM  
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namatad: Strange how banning guns from a whole country reduces gun crime.


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2014-05-04 04:30:26 PM  
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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 03:47:02 PM  
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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 03:01:51 PM  
1 votes:
Douchetastic thread. Really.
2014-05-04 02:12:40 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:05:53 PM  
1 votes:
Came here for namatad's yawn.  Leaving pretty excited about it being in all caps.
2014-05-04 10:56:37 AM  
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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 10:15:08 AM  
1 votes:
We've got half a day of good murdering light left.  We'll reach quota!
 
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