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    Six dead, at least 20 wounded in Memorial Day shootings

    Six people are dead and at least 20 others were wounded in shootings across the city in a 15-hour period from Memorial Day afternoon into early Tuesday.
    Clearly, the strict Chicago weapons ban is working...

    Six dead, at least 20 wounded in in Memorial Day shootings - Chicago Sun-Times
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    Re: Six dead, at least 20 wounded in Memorial Day shootings

    Clearly a tragedy of major proportions and and it's not the guns it's the people and their lack mental capacity.

    Sorry if that offends someone but most of this didn't in the more affluent parts of the City.

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    Re: Six dead, at least 20 wounded in Memorial Day shootings

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    Clearly, the strict Chicago weapons ban is working...

    Six dead, at least 20 wounded in in Memorial Day shootings - Chicago Sun-Times
    Meanwhile Southern states with their lax gun laws continue to be at the top when it comes to violent crime...

    Safest and Most Dangerous States, 2010 — Infoplease.com

    The following table lists the least to most dangerous states in the U.S., according to rank in 2010. Nevada was the most dangerous state from 2006 to 2010. To determine the most dangerous states, rates for six crime categories—murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft—are compared to the national average for a given crime category.

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    Nevada, New Mexico, Louisana, South Carolina, Tennessee...
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    Re: Six dead, at least 20 wounded in Memorial Day shootings

    I am not sure there is a ban on handguns anymore.
    https://portal.chicagopolice.org/por...20Registration

    With a population of about 3 million, I think 20 people would be like 1 in 150,000 people.

    With lots parties that day, people being drunk and or just plain stupid probably had a lot to do with it, taking innocent people along with them.

    God bless the families of the fallen either way.

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    Re: Six dead, at least 20 wounded in Memorial Day shootings

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Meanwhile Southern states with their lax gun laws continue to be at the top when it comes to violent crime
    Nothing in your source notes the proportion of gun use in the crimes noted; whatever point you were trying to make isn't supported by the information you presented.

    Do you always swing and miss like this?

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    Re: Six dead, at least 20 wounded in Memorial Day shootings

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Meanwhile Southern states with their lax gun laws continue to be at the top when it comes to violent crime...
    So, because you can produce no evidence that the crime rate in the city of Chicago has been decreased in any substantial amount due to the measures of gun control and restrictions of constitutional rights imposed on its citizens, you deflect by bringing up states that are unrelated to the issue at hand. Meanwhile, the city of Chicago is well above both the average crime rate for the state of IL and even the nation as a whole. Just saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattillac View Post
    I am not sure there is a ban on handguns anymore.
    https://portal.chicagopolice.org/por...20Registration
    In the state of IL, you must apply for an ID card to even be able to own a firearm. Carry of handguns, either open or concealed, is prohibited throughout the state.

    OpenCarry.org - State Information For Illinois

    http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/illinois.pdf
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    Re: Six dead, at least 20 wounded in Memorial Day shootings

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    So, because you can produce no evidence...
    The usual MO, just like the drive-by posting.

    In the state of IL, you must apply for an ID card to even be able to own a firearm.
    Can anyone say "infringement?"

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    Re: Six dead, at least 20 wounded in Memorial Day shootings

    Maybe if the shootees were allowed to carry they could have at least returned the fire or better yet, saw the shooter and shoot him before he or she was shot. That is how the game issupposed to be played. Recall the old saying, "If we outlaw guns only outlaws will have guns"? How do our great freedoms we are told we enjoy protect us from gunnersif we are not allowed to be gunners as well. Maybe, since we are allowed to carry cell phones we could just dial 911 while the gunner is emptying his clip in to our heads.
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