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Nearly 125 Shot Dead In Chicago Over Summer - About Double The Death Toll In Iraq

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by joffe, Sep 4, 2008.

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  1. joffe

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    http://cbs2chicago.com/local/chicago.summer.shootings.2.810166.html

    I see the thoughtful gun ban is truly yielding some noticeable results.

    Perhaps not the results the gun grabbers expected, but oh well. At least people like us, with functioning heads, can see where this is going.
     
  2. elrod

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    One big difference.....Everyone in Iraq and Afghanistan has a gun!
     
  3. Griz44

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    As always, the libs do not understand that an unarmed law abiding citizen is labeled as "prey" by those who do not obey the ban laws.
     
  4. moe.ron

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    Dang, and I though gun control worked...:rolleyes:
     
  5. FLORIDA KEVIN

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    I dont see how all those people could have been shot !!?? Aren't guns illegal in chicago ?
     
  6. 21H40

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    I though that Jesse and Mayor D got rid of all the guns in Chicago last year!
    So how does their spin make this work?? There are almost no legally owned guns in Chicago, but people keep getting shot...
    "Don't let your facts get in the way of my opinions!" :banghead::banghead:

    At least here in Birmingham, I can defend myself. I feel for the good people that have to live up there.
     
  7. Raccoon

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    Notice how the push-pins are confined strictly within the inner city of Chicago. If you live outside of the city's gun ban, you are safe. :)
     
  8. threefeathers

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    I just can't believe it. If we pour money into the welfare system will it help? :)
     
  9. doc2rn

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    As we get farther into a depression watch it get worse.

    GFZs dont work!
     
  10. Thernlund

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    Thread winner right there.


    -T.
     
  11. cambeul41

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    Everyone in Chicago, legally able to, should train and qualify for a CCW . . . .

    Oh, wait a minute while I think this through.
     
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  12. JoeSlomo

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    That's awful!

    They should BAN...er...they should....


    Nevermind.
     
  13. peyton

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    Nope, as a contractor I can not carry a gun in Iraq, but I can carry a knife to a gunfight!! I do feel safer here than Chicago!! Oh I am always surround by eager young men and women that want to fight!!
     
  14. gbran

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    The only way politicians can keep guns out of the hands of criminals is to forbid law abiding citizens from owning them.
     
  15. Duke Junior

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    Mayor Daley's handgun free Paradise(founded 1982).
    And the most startling thing of all ,Daley gets re-elected every time with landslide numbers.
    And a possible future President learned all his political skills at this regime's knee.
    That is what is really frightening.
    Even more frightening than a Handful of Dust.

    http://www.bartleby.com/201/1.html
     
  16. Standing Wolf

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    Sounds like a quagmire to me. Time for the United States to withdraw from Chicago.
     
  17. U.S.SFC_RET

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    Just remember people get sold on politics. Facts do not matter, selling does.
     
  18. PhilA

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    The Facts

    - Twenty percent of U.S. homicides occur in four cities with just 6% of the population—New York, Chicago, Detroit and Washington, D.C.—and each has (or, in the case of Detroit, had until 2001) a virtual prohibition on private handguns.

    Anti-gunners are all about emotion. Never about facts. You can bludgeon them with facts all day long, and you'll never persuade them.

    Still, what I'd love to ask Obama, or any other gun grabber, is this:

    "Mr. Obama, you'd prohibit law-abiding citizens from carrying defensive firearms if you could. Tell me, then, will you guarantee that no armed violent criminal will ever attack me or my family? No rhetoric, now. No politically-calculated evasive answers. Yes or no? Will you GUARANTEE that no armed violent criminal will ever attack me or my family?"

    I'd love to see him try to answer that one without sidestepping the issue and turning it into a half-hearted swing-and-a-miss about hunting traditions.
     
  19. JKimball

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    That map was pretty sobering. It makes Chicago look like a war zone. Looking over the specifics of the shootings, you realize that people that live in that area must be hearing gunshots routinely. The news must be reporting homicides practically every day, and often multiple homicides/shootings in a day. I also noticed that they weren't showing markers for the people that were shot by cops, and some of the markers count for more than one person that was shot.

    I do not understand how the people of Chicago can willingly submit to being disarmed and left totally defenseless in those conditions.
     
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    There are a lot of them who do know this, but they don't care, because their intention isn't to make people safer, it is to make them more dependent on the government. This includes a lot of "conservatives" too. They are all for guns, as long as they are the only ones allowed to have them.
     
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    I'll say it again!!!

    "But, Guns are banned in Chicago aren't they? How can this happen?"
     
  22. Titan6

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    In all fairness though the war in Iraq is nearly won. Combat losses are at their lowest point in four years and are not likely to rise again. There are also only about 200,000 American military and civilian members as opposed to the Chicago population of what 3.5 million+? Of course there is a war going on...
     
  23. MrMex

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    - Twenty percent of U.S. homicides occur in four cities with just 6% of the population—New York, Chicago, Detroit and Washington, D.C.—and each has (or, in the case of Detroit, had until 2001) a virtual prohibition on private handguns.

    I like this quote, where did you get it?
     
  24. Kind of Blued

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    Well, first of all, the first thing he would say is, "Well, first of all..." :rolleyes:

    I live in Denver, and if the "Democratic ordeal that ruined last week for me" hadn't been a big showboating extravaganza, I would have liked to ask Mr. Obama this:

    "Sir, I have never been convicted of a crime, save for a single traffic violation, in my life. I have a Concealed Weapons Permit to protect myself and my family from criminals. I wasn't allowed to carry in here today, and if you are elected, I will never be able to protect myself or my family. How can you refuse me this human right as the Denver Police, the Secret Service, and others watch over you right now, radios on, guns loaded? Why is your life worth more than mine, my mothers, or my baby daughters?"

    It would have to be much shorter than that, but it might have been fun to see 'im squirm.
     
  25. chris in va

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    Who's doing all the shooting? And to whom?
     
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