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  •  But if not, why would the Diarist (0+ / 0-)

    include it in his diary? It must be germane to the gun violence problem in Chicago.

    Look, I tried to be reasonable...

    by campionrules on Thu Apr 24, 2014 at 01:46:11 PM PDT

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    •  Because the diarist feels it will exacerbate (2+ / 0-)
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      Glen The Plumber, Angryallen

      the gun violence as we go forward?

      The law just went into effect this January... and  most applicants have not even received their permits yet.

      Here's an article from downstate covering this process:

      Concealed carry permit process 'moving right along'

      Those who were first in line for licenses expected wait times of 90 to 120 days, the statutory timelines that are contingent upon whether electronic fingerprints were submitted to expedite the process of verifying identities and performing background checks. The shorter approval time was reserved for those who paid extra money to have the electronic fingerprints recorded.
      So, there are likely very few permits already issued.
      •  Yes, concealed carry is new. 5000 people have ... (2+ / 0-)
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        ... received weapons carry permits, and many times that number of applications are pending.

        So far as I know, none of the gang-related violence or the double homicide to date have been attributed to the new laws.

        It is germane, however, because more guns on the streets is not a response to the problem in the first place. It's a new problem. In the short run, it diverts resources from the job police are expected to do. And it unquestionably makes responding to quarrel calls a whole different situation.

        Where gun proliferation is the problem, more guns are definitely not the solution.

        2014 is HERE. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

        by TRPChicago on Thu Apr 24, 2014 at 03:32:39 PM PDT

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        •  I agree (1+ / 0-)
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          I am torn between the 2nd amendment "right" to own arms and those arms being present in public.

          I grew up in Chicago where very few people owned guns that were not sport guns.

          They scare the bejeezus outta me, to be frank.

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