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(Chicago Sun-Times)   It's time once again for your Weekly Chicago Shooting Tracker, which shows you just how many people were taken down by gun violence over the weekend. Looks like the North Side was the place to avoid this weekend   (voices.suntimes.com) divider line 178
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2014-07-20 08:15:20 AM  
looks like submittard fails at knowing Chicago neighborhoods
 
2014-07-20 09:14:40 AM  
But guns are good! Except in Chicago.

/not a subscriber to NRA talking points
 
2014-07-20 09:56:43 AM  
Lots of Chicago residents solve everyday issues with guns
 
2014-07-20 09:57:04 AM  
This map will update through the weekend as shootings in Chicago are confirmed.

There needs to be a phone app so you can track this in real time, like to give cabbies directions.  "Take a left at the next light.  No, wait - some just got shot on that street.  Take the second left."
 
2014-07-20 09:59:44 AM  

edmo: But guns are good! Except in Chicago.

/not a subscriber to NRA talking points


the farther you get from the urban areas and as you get closer to the rural areas guns become much better.
 
2014-07-20 09:59:49 AM  
No guns
/derp
 
2014-07-20 09:59:51 AM  

edmo: But guns are good! Except in Chicago.

/not a subscriber to NRA talking points


Democrats and black people are bad. Guns are good. DUH!
 
2014-07-20 10:00:15 AM  
I thought the South Side of Chicago is the baddest part of town....
 
2014-07-20 10:00:23 AM  
Whatever happened to drive-by fruitings?
 
2014-07-20 10:03:16 AM  
Gun violence in Chicago won't stop until they quit shooting each other.
 
2014-07-20 10:03:25 AM  
HAHAHA YAY ANOTHER CHICHAGO GUN THREAD LOLZ!!!

HAHA SOCIALIST PARADISE LOL THE GANGSTERS LOOOOL SOMETHING RACIST ROFL GUN RIGHTS OMFG CHIGAGO DOESN'T EVEN HAVE GUNS AMIRITE!?!

F*ck.
 
2014-07-20 10:05:30 AM  

Leader O'Cola: looks like submittard fails at knowing Chicago neighborhoods


This, and I've only lived here a little more than a year.

Also, two threads to discuss shootings in Chicago on the main page only eight spaces apart.

Whoever is doing the greenlighting this morning must really love spending their Sunday mornings reading thinly veiled racist comments.
 
2014-07-20 10:05:38 AM  

Waldo Pepper: edmo: But guns are good! Except in Chicago.

/not a subscriber to NRA talking points

the farther you get from the urban areas and as you get closer to the rural areas guns become much better.


Does the smog of urban areas make them more prone to accidental discharge?
 
2014-07-20 10:06:38 AM  
I'm guessing most of the people who fixate on Chicago being "Murder capital of the world" come from small hick towns where an armed robbery is considered especially heinous because the police can't handle the workload.

/Bumfark, Iowa: Special Victims Unit.
//BONG BONG
 
2014-07-20 10:07:28 AM  
i626.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-20 10:07:48 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Waldo Pepper: edmo: But guns are good! Except in Chicago.

/not a subscriber to NRA talking points

the farther you get from the urban areas and as you get closer to the rural areas guns become much better.

Does the smog of urban areas make them more prone to accidental discharge?


Intentional discharge.
 
2014-07-20 10:08:44 AM  

edmo: But guns are good! Except in Chicago.

/not a subscriber to NRA talking points


Actually they're still pretty good in Chicago, compared to the death toll when the city tried to ban them. Which of course is the reason the libtards are greenlighting a half dozen "gun violence in Chicago" threads every weekend, to make up for in noise what they lack in statistics.

/if you have science on your side, make rational arguments
//if you don't have science but can still manipulate statistics, make political arguments
///if both science and statistics are proving you wrong, scream a lot and bang on the keyboard
 
2014-07-20 10:09:32 AM  

EvilMonkeyBoy: Leader O'Cola: looks like submittard fails at knowing Chicago neighborhoods

This, and I've only lived here a little more than a year.

Also, two threads to discuss shootings in Chicago on the main page only eight spaces apart.

Whoever is doing the greenlighting this morning must really love spending their Sunday mornings reading thinly veiled racist comments.


I think subby was slyly referring to the "Northside" label on the map, which is not even close to being accurate.

Surprised no hipsters were taken out at Ashland and Lake.
 
2014-07-20 10:09:36 AM  

megarian: HAHAHA YAY ANOTHER CHICHAGO GUN THREAD LOLZ!!!

HAHA SOCIALIST PARADISE LOL THE GANGSTERS LOOOOL SOMETHING RACIST ROFL GUN RIGHTS OMFG CHIGAGO DOESN'T EVEN HAVE GUNS AMIRITE!?!

F*ck.


The butthurt is about what I would expect from someone living in Detroit.
 
2014-07-20 10:09:37 AM  

Point02GPA: Gun violence in Chicago won't stop until they quit shooting each other.


+1
 
2014-07-20 10:14:15 AM  
Stop it, you're giving the right a boner.
 
2014-07-20 10:16:28 AM  
Well, at least it's not Lupus.

(Chicago-House Doctor-House, aaaah fuggedaboudid)
 
2014-07-20 10:18:18 AM  
Let's just get this out of the way while we're in a gun thread...

i42.tinypic.com
 
2014-07-20 10:18:53 AM  

edmo: But guns are good! Except in Chicago.

/not a subscriber to NRA talking points


One of my facebook friends keeps talking about how the reason there's so much violence in Chicago is because they have gun control there. No, really.
 
2014-07-20 10:19:21 AM  

Tatterdemalian: s

Actually they're still pretty good in Chicago, compared to the death toll when the city tried to ban them. Which of course is the reason the libtards are greenlighting a half dozen "gun violence in Chicago" threads every weekend, to make up for in noise what they lack in statistics.


Couldn't possibly have anything to do with the food/healthcare/job deserts west of the UC and south of the Ike. Nope, not possible.
 
2014-07-20 10:22:25 AM  

EvilMonkeyBoy: Leader O'Cola: looks like submittard fails at knowing Chicago neighborhoods

This, and I've only lived here a little more than a year.

Also, two threads to discuss shootings in Chicago on the main page only eight spaces apart.

Whoever is doing the greenlighting this morning must really love spending their Sunday mornings reading thinly veiled racist comments.


I'm almost certain that bullets do not discriminate.
I used to love Chicago. Now I'll have to find a less violent place.
Maybe Damascus or Rafa...
 
2014-07-20 10:24:06 AM  

ytterbium: EvilMonkeyBoy: Leader O'Cola: looks like submittard fails at knowing Chicago neighborhoods

This, and I've only lived here a little more than a year.

Also, two threads to discuss shootings in Chicago on the main page only eight spaces apart.

Whoever is doing the greenlighting this morning must really love spending their Sunday mornings reading thinly veiled racist comments.

I think subby was slyly referring to the "Northside" label on the map, which is not even close to being accurate.

Surprised no hipsters were taken out at Ashland and Lake.


You're probably right, considering they even spelled it North Side like on the ridculous map.

Yeah I learned within a week here that i should REALLY zoom in on Google maps for Chicago.

It would honestly please me to see one of these trackers have a dot over at the Whole Foods in Lincoln Park for a change.
 
2014-07-20 10:28:12 AM  
 
2014-07-20 10:29:00 AM  
Maybe the United States should consider carpet-bombing some of it's own cities.
 
2014-07-20 10:29:26 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: edmo: But guns are good! Except in Chicago.

/not a subscriber to NRA talking points

One of my facebook friends keeps talking about how the reason there's so much violence in Chicago is because they have gun control there. No, really.


thatsthejoke.jpeg?
 
2014-07-20 10:32:33 AM  

EvilMonkeyBoy: Whoever is doing the greenlighting this morning must really love spending their Sunday mornings reading thinly veiled racist comments.


Fact: cities have more gun violence
Fact: Chicago, in absolute terms, has more than any other

What you extrapolate from that is on you. I, for one, am tired of people like yourselves trotting out the canard that bringing it up is racist. For all your cries of racism, it matters not a whit to the people getting wasted weekly on the streets of Chicago. Bullets don't care about the race of the people they kill. Only you do.
 
2014-07-20 10:33:36 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Waldo Pepper: edmo: But guns are good! Except in Chicago.

/not a subscriber to NRA talking points

the farther you get from the urban areas and as you get closer to the rural areas guns become much better.

Does the smog of urban areas make them more prone to accidental discharge?




Urbanization is a leading factor in crime rates. The city is where all your drug war and gang violence is happening. Its also where legal gun ownership is at its lowest.
All the firepower is in the wrong hands, they have plenty of reason to use it and there's little opposition.
 
2014-07-20 10:33:46 AM  
And the Chicago Gun Tracker.

s3.amazonaws.com
 
2014-07-20 10:34:54 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: And the Chicago Gun Tracker.

[s3.amazonaws.com image 550x174]


I bought mine in Lyons, Il.
 
2014-07-20 10:36:51 AM  

edmo: But guns are good! Except in Chicago.

/not a subscriber to NRA talking points


So basically, you are admitting up front to trolling?
 
2014-07-20 10:37:04 AM  

Bugerz: Let's just get this out of the way while we're in a gun thread...

[i42.tinypic.com image 604x401]


What possible legitimate use could that have in the hands of a law abiding citizen who plans to continue to be law abiding?

I gotta tell ya, I'm coming up blank here.
 
2014-07-20 10:37:37 AM  
I'm so happy I live in rural Kansas instead of some place like Chicago with its gun violence and well-paying jobs.
 
2014-07-20 10:37:41 AM  

Frank N Stein: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: And the Chicago Gun Tracker.

[s3.amazonaws.com image 550x174]

I bought mine in Lyons, Il.


Oh, another came from Alabama. And another, well I don't know where it came from. It was my dad's, who gave it to me. He won it from someone in a card game in the 70s.
 
2014-07-20 10:38:40 AM  

MFAWG: Bugerz: Let's just get this out of the way while we're in a gun thread...

[i42.tinypic.com image 604x401]

What possible legitimate use could that have in the hands of a law abiding citizen who plans to continue to be law abiding?

I gotta tell ya, I'm coming up blank here.


Sport shooting? Hunting? Collecting?
 
2014-07-20 10:40:41 AM  

Nemo's Brother: megarian: HAHAHA YAY ANOTHER CHICHAGO GUN THREAD LOLZ!!!

HAHA SOCIALIST PARADISE LOL THE GANGSTERS LOOOOL SOMETHING RACIST ROFL GUN RIGHTS OMFG CHIGAGO DOESN'T EVEN HAVE GUNS AMIRITE!?!

F*ck.

The butthurt is about what I would expect from someone living in Detroit.


Butthurt about Fark threads somehow has something to do with Detroit?
 
2014-07-20 10:42:42 AM  

Frank N Stein: MFAWG: Bugerz: Let's just get this out of the way while we're in a gun thread...

[i42.tinypic.com image 604x401]

What possible legitimate use could that have in the hands of a law abiding citizen who plans to continue to be law abiding?

I gotta tell ya, I'm coming up blank here.

Sport shooting? Hunting? Collecting?


Right. 'Collecting'? You mean like putting it on a wall to gaze at and stroke in your private moments? I'll buy that. I'll even buy that you occasionally take it outside and fondle it with a friend.

www.kansascity.com


NTTAWWT.
 
2014-07-20 10:42:47 AM  
The problem is people feeling the desire and need (and lack of fear for repercussions) to shoot each other, not that they have the tools to do so.
 
2014-07-20 10:42:48 AM  

way south: NewportBarGuy: Waldo Pepper: edmo: But guns are good! Except in Chicago.

/not a subscriber to NRA talking points

the farther you get from the urban areas and as you get closer to the rural areas guns become much better.

Does the smog of urban areas make them more prone to accidental discharge?

Urbanization is a leading factor in crime rates. The city is where all your drug war and gang violence is happening. Its also where legal gun ownership is at its lowest.
All the firepower is in the wrong hands, they have plenty of reason to use it and there's little opposition.


I was looking at a gun more as a tool instead of a weapon. In the rural areas a gun can be a tool for a rancher to keep predators away from his livestock, to take care of a vermin problem. a person can use a gun to hunt as a means to put food on the table.  

guns are not only weapons but they are tools when used properly. But not much use as a tool in an urban area where even being used as protection against an attacker a stray bullet has a great chance of hitting anyone nearby.
 
2014-07-20 10:43:10 AM  

Bugerz: Let's just get this out of the way while we're in a gun thread...

[i42.tinypic.com image 604x401]


Wow... That is the worse case of gun ignorance I have ever seen. And someone actually thought the commented pic was worth propagating?

*Someone* should read a book about the subject of their confusion/ignorance before making pics like that.
 
2014-07-20 10:44:43 AM  
i2.cdn.turner.com

/ in before dookdookdook omg Texas healthcare threadjack attempt
 
2014-07-20 10:44:45 AM  
Can we please stop greenlighting every single Chicago shooting thread?  

Cities with higher murder & intentional manslaughter rates than Chicago (per 100k)
Detroit - 54.6
New Orleans - 53.2
St. Louis - 35.5
Baltimore - 34.9
Newark - 34.4
Oakland - 31.8
Stockton - 23.7
Kansas City - 22.6
Philadelphia - 21.5
Cleveland - 21.3
Memphis - 20.2
Atlanta - 19.0
Chicago - 18.5

I get it.  People want to say that Obama's homeland is rife with gun violence, or that Obama BFF's city is rife with violence, or a place which had massive gun restrictions is rife with violence.
Doesn't matter, it's still safer than 12 other cities, several of which have double (or almost triple) the rate.

So let the occasional article get redlit, just once, perhaps.  Please?
 
2014-07-20 10:45:27 AM  

MFAWG: Bugerz: Let's just get this out of the way while we're in a gun thread...

[i42.tinypic.com image 604x401]

What possible legitimate use could that have in the hands of a law abiding citizen who plans to continue to be law abiding?

I gotta tell ya, I'm coming up blank here.


vermin control on a farm or ranch.
 
2014-07-20 10:46:15 AM  
oi58.tinypic.com

Chicago tag, Drew.  Do it.  Dat's da Chicago way.

/ Bears.  Ditka.  Shootings.
 
2014-07-20 10:46:15 AM  

MFAWG: Bugerz: Let's just get this out of the way while we're in a gun thread...

[i42.tinypic.com image 604x401]

What possible legitimate use could that have in the hands of a law abiding citizen who plans to continue to be law abiding?

I gotta tell ya, I'm coming up blank here.


The point of a right is that you don't need to justify it. Rights are valuable for their own sake. Imagine if a test like that were applied to any of the other amendments in the Bill of Rights.
 
2014-07-20 10:47:47 AM  
Is this the thread where people ironically point out that some other places have higher per capita gun crimes while completely ignoring that it doesn't matter?
 
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