Chicago - The Poster Child For FAILED Gun Control

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  1. fredball

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    Chicago announced their firearm-related crime figures for 2012 – more than 2,500 shootings and at least 513 homicides (we say "at least" because some of the victims haven't died yet). Remember that this is in a city with the most restrictive gun laws in the nation. In fact, Chicago has so many shootings that the Chicago Tribune devotes a special section to them. The situation in Chicago is best illustrated by this single headline from last August:
    13 people shot and wounded in 30 minutes of Chicago violence, including 8 on a single street...

    Note that Illinois is the only state left in the nation where citizens have no ability to legally carry a gun for self-defense. In order to buy a gun, or even ammunition, an Illinois resident must produce a current FOID (Firearm Owners Identification) card. Chicago residents have yet more bureaucratic hoops to jump through, making it almost impossible to legally own a handgun, even after the city's outrageously restrictive gun laws were rebuffed by the Supreme Court in the 2010 McDonald decision.
    And if anyone expected things in Chicago to change after Mayor Richard M. Daley retired and Rahm Emanuel took over, they were sadly mistaken. In spite of a rash of shootings over the Summer, the new mayor's approach is little more than a rehash of Daley's "blame the guns" stand.
    But what is really astonishing about most of Chicago political and civic leaders is their steadfast refusal to confront reality. No matter how obvious the failure of their anti-gun programs, no matter how many gang shootings shatter the night, their response is always the same – "we need more gun laws."
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  2. mortar maggot

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    The gun-grabbers look at it totally different, what they see:

    Chicago's gun ban is saving many lives, the problem we haveand why we have so many murders and gun crimes is the easy accessability to guns in neighboring Gary Indiana and the border states. Those other places are the core problem to Chicago gun crime.

    They just do not get it.
     
  3. WasrNwarpaint

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    Oh they get it ....It scares the pee pee out of them, to face the realization that they are not only wrong but societies veneer is so thin & that they are far more vulnerable than they are comfortable with....they refuse to accept the reality that they are potential prey and if they make enough noise, tell enough lies, maybe they can bull$hite society to make the boogie man go away
     
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  4. RVTECH

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    If this were even CLOSE to being true then theoretically places like Portland (OR), Eugene and Salem should have gun crime rates MUCH higher than Chicago given the relatively easier access to guns in Oregon.
     
  5. Dave Workman

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    Well, they're running out of time to play god with people....



    Clock ticking on Illinois carry effort

    Lawmakers in Illinois are running out of time to adopt some type of carry legislation and Chicago-based anti-gunners are pushing the most restrictive measure possible to create a checkerboard situation that would leave the Prairie State with a mishmash of conflicting local firearms regulations aimed at discouraging citizens from exercising their right to bear arms.

    Clock ticking on Illinois carry effort - Seattle gun rights | Examiner.com
     
  6. unklekippy

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    Then how come murder rates aren't so high in Gary, IN? And if they are, why doesn't the media talk about it? Is it because they are racist? That seems to be the only reason that anything bad happens in Chicago. Racism.
     
  7. drew

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    What are the reprecussions if they fail to adopt any legislation?
     
  8. mancat

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    If they fail to legislate, as I understand it, Illinois and all of its municipalities (preemption supersedes Chicago law) would be forced to adopt constitutional carry, which is basically the worst nightmare of all anti-2A Illinois and Chicago politicians.

    That's why they're doing whatever they can do pass something, while simultaneously trying their best to neuter whatever law that they pass - e.g. mandating year-long waiting periods for the issuance of a CHL.
     
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