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    Re: Chicago Murder rate drops to lowest point in 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    That's like bragging your wife took 1st in a professional body building contest.
    I don't know about the gun control angle but I do recall hearing from the fright wing AAALLLLllll year about how people in Chicago were dying in unprecedented droves and it was just a slaughterhouse massacre of a town.

    There goes that talking point.
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    Re: Chicago Murder rate drops to lowest point in 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by xxstevennnxx View Post
    "Chicago is slated to end 2013 with fewer murders than at any time since the early 1960s with 412 homicides"

    Chicago Homicides Down by 17% in 2013 - WSJ.com

    What was all of that Republican rhetoric about failed gun control laws?
    Me thinks it has more to do with this:

    Meanwhile, the number of registered firearms, including handguns and previously allowed weapons, in Chicago has steadily increased to 15,757 since the city passed an ordinance two years ago allowing residents to have handguns at home. Since the law went in effect, the Chicago Police Department has issued 4,307 firearm permits.

    Gun rights advocates pursuing at least nine lawsuits in Illinois seeking to overturn restrictive laws - Chicago Tribune

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    Re: Chicago Murder rate drops to lowest point in 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    There goes that talking point.
    It got stronger. Read the thread.

    Edit: Even without the rest of the thread, the OP is as naked as a non sequitur can get.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Chicago Murder rate drops to lowest point in 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    I don't know about the gun control angle but I do recall hearing from the fright wing AAALLLLllll year about how people in Chicago were dying in unprecedented droves and it was just a slaughterhouse massacre of a town.

    There goes that talking point.
    So the rate dropped by whatever %, what is that? Like 4 people a year? Oh yeah, I can totally see the loser liberal left declaring victory, then pushing along chanting "problem solved, nothing to see here"...
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    Re: Chicago Murder rate drops to lowest point in 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So the rate dropped by whatever %, what is that? Like 4 people a year? Oh yeah, I can totally see the loser liberal left declaring victory, then pushing along chanting "problem solved, nothing to see here"...
    No one is declaring problem solved except your straw man. Which is the only way you can seem to make a point. Until then, less is always better in this case.
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    Re: Chicago Murder rate drops to lowest point in 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelJR View Post
    We could only be so lucky. I think they
    should nuke the south side from orbit.
    Aliens !!

    Great movie. Ripley's plan to deal with the evil xenomorph's was to "nuke the site from orbit ".

    Gotta love this thread though. Its the Ops contention that the murder rates decline is a function of liberal policies like Gun Control as he cites one of the highest murder rates in the Country.

    Liberals. They're a curious affliction.

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    Re: Chicago Murder rate drops to lowest point in 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Aliens !!

    Great movie. Ripley's plan to deal with the evil xenomorph's was to "nuke the site from orbit ".

    Gotta love this thread though. Its the Ops contention that the murder rates decline is a function of liberal policies like Gun Control as he cites one of the highest murder rates in the Country.

    Liberals. They're a curious affliction.
    Way I look at it, liberals have some good ideas, much like conservatives have some good ideas.

    Problem is, they tend to be taken as a package deal, and perceptions of the "other people" tend to be colored by angst over the contentious issues which are usually the least important.

    Like gay marriage. Conservatives should stop arguing against it. It's not important enough.
    Education.

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    Re: Chicago Murder rate drops to lowest point in 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    No one is declaring problem solved except your straw man.
    Not a strawman, just an observation based on previous interaction.

    Which is the only way you can seem to make a point.
    Damn, and I was so worried about what you think of my arguments Rob...

    Until then, less is always better in this case.
    Less is better, but are you sure they are just pausing to reload?
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