This is a discussion on Bad: Chicago -- 41 shot, 6 dead over weekend within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; 6 dead, 41 shot in weekend violence | Homicide Watch Chicago @ Chicago Sun-Times. Originally Posted by From the article Six men are dead and ...
6 dead, 41 shot in weekend violence | Homicide Watch Chicago @ Chicago Sun-Times.Originally Posted by From the article
Well, concealed-carry isn't going to come too soon, for many, in Chicago. Hopefully folks will begin to fully take advantage of their new-found ability to defend themselves while out and about.
Gun free zones? How is that working for you Chicago?
Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.
The news article is simply relayed, here, as an example of what folks are dealing with in Chicago. Every situation is different. Many are robbed, mugged, attacked or otherwise unrelated to the thugs/mob/criminal element in Chicago, other than being targeted. Of 41 people shot, plus God knows how many others were stabbed/beaten or otherwise attacked during the same time period, hard to say how many were strictly 'banger/criminal related ('banger on 'banger thinning of the herd, for example).
Drug gang shootings. These are the ones who will have their guns, and will prey upon us all if the stupid politicians get their way.
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Chicago, Ny, LA, DC, Miami, Houston you have got to have a heck of a reason to live in one of these pits. Too many nice places to live an work in without the liability of living with so many idiots.
Wonder why they don't play by the rules everyone else does? What makes you think they are honestly reporting other crimes?
2011 Violent Crimes, Chicago IL, Table #8; scroll down to Chicago, then look for superscript-2, and the definition for that below. Though, that caveat in the FBI's UCR reports does indicate it's strictly for forcible rape that the standards aren't followed. Hard to know for certain whether fudging is done elsewhere, given the extreme incentive of Chicago to understate it's defenseless-citizen problem. Not assumptions. Is simply meaningful questioning of what's entirely possible.
Chicago. A microcosm of our country if gun control is successful.
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1) Do you not think many of those forcible rapes involved the use of firearms?
2) Let's see your cites for Chicago vs NOLA. Here's mine for the FBI (you have to download the table) FBI ? City agency
Bottom line is that it doesn't matter who most criminals are targeting in these shootings, people should be able to defend themselves. It doesn't matter how much crime rates go down when CC is allowed (yet it always does), in this country it's the people's right to defend themselves and gov't after gov't has shown that they can't protect citizens from criminals. Regardless of the effects of CC, gun control doesn't work so there's no reason to institute it in the first place or allow it to remain in effect.
Are they proud that the number is down from last year!
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