Mass Shooting on Chicago's South Side
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Appears to be gang related. The area is among the worst in all of ...
September 20th, 2013 07:35 AM
Mass Shooting on Chicago's South Side
13 people, including 3-year-old, shot at South Side park - chicagotribune.com
Appears to be gang related. The area is among the worst in all of Chicagoland. Story says at least 13 shot, all/most civilians at a summer party in a park. They appear to have been caught in the crossfire. Story is still developing.
September 20th, 2013 07:36 AM
Shooting In Chicago. How? Guns Are Banned!
Another day in the Liberal Paradise of Chicago, the town with the strictest firearms laws in the country. If only they would have one more background check or just a little bit more control over these bad guns, then there would have been zero shootings in ChiTown.
Sarcasm aside, the article says shooting may be "gang related." Duh. Pulitzer Prize winning journalism there, huh.
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September 20th, 2013 07:41 AM
I've read three different news reports and not one mentioned that fact that Chicago has the strictest gun laws in the country.
Hmm...I wonder why. It sure wouldn't look good for the anti-gun folks if everyone knew that so the mainstream media won't report it. So much for fair and honest reporting.
September 20th, 2013 07:44 AM
The story may be developing but no one is reporting on the strict Chicago gun laws and how they were ignored by the gunman.
That wouldn't read well for the anti-gun people.
September 20th, 2013 07:47 AM
I just don't get it. The laws are so strict there. How can this happen?
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September 20th, 2013 08:03 AM
September 20th, 2013 08:50 AM
Homeland Security needs to step in because gang violence IS domestic terrorism and local law enforcement seems to be unable to control it or put an end to it.
September 20th, 2013 08:57 AM
Can't they just check the registration of the guns used and track down the people responsible for the shooting?
I am sure that the Chicago gun laws require their citizens to go through a very rigorous process in order to obtain a firearm and I have to believe that the perpetrators abided by the laws in Chicago.
Oh wait!! They are criminals and murderers so maybe they didn't follow the law!! Could they have stolen the weapons or maybe acquired them through some other illegal means? Shocking!!
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September 20th, 2013 09:06 AM
Who wants to bet that Chicago's response will include closing the city parks down after daylight hours?
September 20th, 2013 09:11 AM
And lets face it with Chicago's Police Chief training his cops to shoot lawful CCW's there is no time to deal with gangsters. Besides those folks are dangerous.
Originally Posted by palmgopher
September 20th, 2013 09:35 AM
Be careful what you say, even in jest. If the powers-that-be get that idea, we'll soon have roadside checkpoints ("Papers, Please!"), random vehicle searches, and men with automatic weapons and masks breaking down doors in the middle of the night. It might start in Chicago, but it will spread like a wildfire when they realize how much control they suddenly have over citizens.
Originally Posted by JDavisArk
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September 20th, 2013 10:45 AM
So sad but doesn't surprise/shock me one bit. I just read this article yesterday Chicago passes NYC as US murder capital ? RT USA I guess they trying to keep that top spot.
September 20th, 2013 10:55 AM
Just like DC, if it were not for all the murders Chicago is a safe city.
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September 20th, 2013 10:56 AM
Perhaps closet anti-gunner felons who disrespect the fact that Illinois is now about to begin issuing CHL's to citizens, making their whole world much more risky? Who knows, at this point.
Originally Posted by From the article
Hopefully they'll track down these (attempted) murderers.
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the number of victims?
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September 20th, 2013 11:32 AM
Where gang related shootings are concerned, carry rights would most likely have resulted in an OK Corral type of shoot out . As much as I would like to see Chicago politicians pull their heads out of their collective asses, Chicago's gang problems won't be solved by more guns. There is little doubt that gangs control the neighborhoods and even the jails when gangbangers are incarcerated. The underlying purpose of gangs is clearly criminal activity and gang membership needs to be treated as a felony. These sociopaths rarely change their ways and the jails are already overcrowded. The police are understaffed and in many cases outgunned. Too much taxpayers money is already spent on these vermin. IMHO anyone who is positively identified as having gang affiliation should be immediately used as an organ donor! Okay, maybe that's a little extreme. How about a one-way trip to a far off deserted island?