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  •  The problem is not Chicago? (6+ / 0-)

    The problem is Chicago. Why isn't the murder rate equivalent in those states where the guns are coming from, where gun ownership per capita is much higher? It is ludicrous to abdicate responsibility of the elected officials in that state and that city for the problems they are facing. To excuse the communities that propagate the culture and lifestyle that begets this violence is also absurd. You should immediately fire the Mayor, the Chief of Police and the Attorney General. What they're doing isn't keeping anyone safe, if they are doing anything at all. It's on them. It's on Illinois. It's on Chicago.

    -6.1,-4.9 Imagine...no religion.

    by mdbyrne on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 08:06:22 AM PST

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    •  Good graphic (3+ / 0-)
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      On where the guns used in Chicago shootings came from here:

      http://www.nytimes.com/...

      •  excellent (1+ / 0-)
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        one might add that these are probably point data in terms of addresses and that the paths these guns took would be even more fine grained and if one took out the inter-urban transfers that might prove redundant that the problem is even less concentrated

        Warning - some snark above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ "We're like a strip club with a million bouncers and no strippers." (HBO's Real Time, January 18, 2013)

        by annieli on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 11:18:07 AM PST

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        •  mobility cannot be constrained unless you (1+ / 0-)
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          want the kinds of pass laws under apartheid or any authoritarian national state

          Close to Home
          Chicago is seen as having some of the most restrictive gun ordinances in the country. Gun shops are banned, and no civilian gun ranges exist. There is a ban on both assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. But more than 15,000 of the guns traced by the police came from just outside the city limits in Cook County and in neighboring towns that permit gun stores.
          and gun origin is not gun path

          Warning - some snark above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ "We're like a strip club with a million bouncers and no strippers." (HBO's Real Time, January 18, 2013)

          by annieli on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 11:27:38 AM PST

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          •  Seems to me (2+ / 0-)
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            That the most paranoid gun-advocates, who believe they and their AK-47s are the only things standing in between freedom and total government tyranny are (by stockpiling weapons, agitating for gov't overthrow, and thwarting any efforts to keep the guns out of the hands of 'bad guys') helping to create the very police state that they so desperately fear.

            •  self-fulfilling prophecies abound (1+ / 0-)
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              helping to create the very police state that they so desperately fear.

              Warning - some snark above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ "We're like a strip club with a million bouncers and no strippers." (HBO's Real Time, January 18, 2013)

              by annieli on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 12:52:23 PM PST

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