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  •  Chicago (up until the Supremes knocked it down) (0+ / 0-)

    had one of the toughest gun laws in the country. You couldn't legally own handguns in the city. And yet -- we've had very high shooting rates for years.

    The question is not WHETHER to enforce the law, but how.

    I'm sure the Chicago cops really want to put bad guys away.  I'm real sure they don't like having guns pointed their way.

    The homicide clearance rate is shameful -- about half that of New York City -- a result of too few beat cops, too few detectives, and the fact that many homicides take place in neighborhoods where the locals don't exactly trust police.

    But homicides are just a sliver of the gun problem.  Most guns are never used to kill somebody, even if they are used to compel people to give up their wallets, their cash register contents, etc.

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    by dinotrac on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 08:56:35 AM PDT

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