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  •  Chicago can't regulate the suburbs which have (6+ / 0-)

    stores right on the line. In fact one store which has sold most weapons used in most crimes and is still open.

    guns are fun v. hey buddy, watch what you are doing -- which side are you on?

    by 88kathy on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 05:17:02 AM PDT

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    •  It's not the store (2+ / 0-)
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      it's the people with clean records that buy them and then sell them to criminals (thereby making themselves criminals)

      In their study, U. of C. researchers combed through gun-trace data to determine the weapons most likely bought by straw purchasers.

      Those are people without criminal records who buy guns for felons — often at a hefty markup.

      Now, it goes on to say that the law has a hard time with those who follow the law but not the "spirit of the law" - yet....
      Most of the suburban store owners who were the subjects of stings in the late ’90s were acquitted of gun charges.

      John Riggio, owner of Chuck’s, has never been charged with wrongdoing involving his store.

      IMHO, part of the gun control bill in our state (Connecticut) should have had huge sentences for trafficers and anyone stealing or being caught with a stolen gun.  These guns are for one purpose - to commit crimes and the people who deal or posses them should go to jail for a minimum of 20 years - that would have some bite - but all we got was watered down feel-good crap.  The assault ban was more defined so now manufacturers can make assault weapons that aren't illegal - but it still did nothing to address the real gun violence which is handguns.

      The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government. - Thomas Jefferson

      by ctexrep on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 06:28:44 AM PDT

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      •  It is the store and straw purchases. Did you read (1+ / 0-)
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        the link. Oh the link is below.

        guns are fun v. hey buddy, watch what you are doing -- which side are you on?

        by 88kathy on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 07:10:15 AM PDT

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