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    I go to Chicago a few times a year to visit friends and I never think about this while I'm there but I know it exists.  I was there two weeks ago and before I left I was talking to our resident gun fetishist at work.  He said he would never go to Chicago unless he had a "hunting permit for the local game" which I read as "I want to shoot black people" as he's never been shy about posting links to Helter Skelter-type race war fantasies on his Facebook page.

    What I'm trying to say is the gun nuts are well aware of what's going on in Chicago and I dare say, are cheering it on gleefully.  I'm guessing the reason we don't hear more about it is because they are scattered incidents, never involving more than two or three people at a time, and are usually in the wrong neighborhoods.

    Just now I googled "Chicago Shootings" and found this:  10 Wounded in Shootings since Friday afternoon.  My knowledge of Chicago geography tells me these are scattered all over the south and west sides and a couple in Logan Square which is where most of my friends live.

    Yes, something definitely needs to be done, not just in Chicago, but everywhere.  It's going to take some smart people to figure it out.  I wouldn't even know where to begin considering what the laws are right now.

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