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2012-12-23 Home Front: Politix
Chicago grapples with gun violence; death toll soars
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Posted by tipper 2012-12-23 00:58|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6461 views ]  Top

#1 All of this In a State where there is no concealed carry, and in a city where handguns are outlawed. All firearms owners however, must possess a State issued 'Firearms Owner's ID' with photograph in order to buy weapons, ammo, or become legal owners. The transport of firearms must be done with the weapon unloaded, and in a case.

So much for gun laws taking care of gun crime. As always, the law abiding citizen complies with the law whilst the criminal ignores it.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-12-23 05:35||   2012-12-23 05:35|| Front Page Top

#2 If it wasn't for that evil Supreme Court McDonald verdict everything would be hunky-dory. Right?
Posted by Glenmore 2012-12-23 09:01||   2012-12-23 09:01|| Front Page Top

#3 Over 480 DOA so far, and the odds of 500 dead are better than the Bears making the playoffs. but you other 49 states have no idea what you are doing!
Posted by Griter Crart8496 2012-12-23 10:31||   2012-12-23 10:31|| Front Page Top

#4 Should we take another look at gun-walking programs in the U.S. to understand gang violence in Chicago and other cities?

PJ Media and Univision pointed out: The Department of Justice has denied the existence of such programs, despite the physical evidence of guns recovered suggesting otherwise. While the Univision report focused on guns the DOJ ran to Mexican cartels, there is enough evidence to suggest other Obama administration-sanctioned gun-walking plots arming domestic criminal gangs, such as the so-called Gangwalker plot in Indiana, which supplied Chicago street gangs, and similar rumored operations in California, North Carolina, northern Florida, and elsewhere, which provided weapons to gangs in U.S. cities. Nor has the Univision report focused on weapons that have found their way to cartels via the State Department or the Department of Defense.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-12-23 11:00||   2012-12-23 11:00|| Front Page Top

#5 So are the Mexican cartels 'walking' some of the guns back to Chicago?
Posted by Glenmore 2012-12-23 11:02||   2012-12-23 11:02|| Front Page Top

#6 Not necessarily. The primary charge here is that the DoJ walked weapons to gangs.

It's highly possible that weapons were 'walked' back to US gangs. More likely, they've been walked back to the US for use by cartel operatives (such as kidnapping gangs in the Phoenix area.)

The last line (which really isn't germane in this case) is related to charges that State and the DoD walked weapons to the cartels.
Posted by Pappy 2012-12-23 12:22||   2012-12-23 12:22|| Front Page Top

#7 Murders: Rifles vs. Knives (2010)

Murders: Rifles vs. Knives (By Year)

Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2012-12-23 14:03||   2012-12-23 14:03|| Front Page Top

#8 Interesting table, GBUSMC. While knives are overwhelmingly more used than long guns of all types combined, blunt instruments, and fists and feet are each more used than rifles, assault-style or otherwise.
Posted by Glenmore 2012-12-23 16:05||   2012-12-23 16:05|| Front Page Top

#9 Its how a Gun looks, NOT how it shoots, + in any case only Politicos + Rosie O'Donnell can have Guns, NOT the little people.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-12-23 19:25||   2012-12-23 19:25|| Front Page Top

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