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  • #16
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    Gun restrictions do nothing but make the law abiding populace more vulnerable. If you honestly niece passing a law against guns will deter criminals from using and acquiring them when they already show no regard for other laws then you're an idiot, plain and simple. I carry everyday in Indiana and have never had the need to draw on another person yet. The one time I did feel the draw on someone and possibly defend myself was guess where, Chicago. That whole town is a another and if I can help it will never go back.
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    Lol because giving young people a way to make hundreds or thousands of dollars in one night is SO unappealing. Of COURSE they would rather have a clean cut 9 to 5 job for minimum wage...and pay taxes! Hell if I wasn't afraid of losing the small amount of a good life I DO have, I'd take some risks too.
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    Chicago like Wash D.C. have very strict gun laws. Both have very high crime and homicide rates. Excuses are made to explain away why strict gun laws don't reduce cime. These arguments are not really about guns or crime, it's about control period. The left's persistant efforts to disarm the American people isn't about crime control it's about people control. The anecdotal evidence is overwhelming but unacceptable to the Statist. An unarmed society is subject to all manner of inignity at the hands of criminals or Government, (see Britian and Austrailia). After all they are SUBJECTS Not citizens.
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    Summer jobs and apprenticeship programs a solution to a skyrocketing murder rate? Why didn't someone think of that before? That's so easy. Problem solved. Great Job, Rahmbo.

    *sigh*

    Typical Liberal strategy. Treat the symptoms of the problem in hopes of covering up the problem. New symptom? New treatment. More money.

    How about we address the problem. The ambivalence towards Fatherhood and the feeble attempts by government to be a substitute.
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    My theory..legalized medical marijuana. Pot is all but legal in CA. There are more pot shops than Starbucks in LA. Murder rates have been cut in half. My bf and I don't even bother to lock the car. And while medical marijuana isn't legal in NY state, it's legal in NJ, and I betcha they have a lot of places you can get pot right across the bridge from NYC..So what? you ask. Well much gang violence is due to gangs fighting over drug selling territory. Think of the horrors you hear about Mexican drug cartels. Pot accounts for half of (illegal) drug sales, making pot even semi-legal not only cuts into their profits, it removes using pot from a "culture of crime".
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    It's the 'no snitch' policy...the Chicago Politicians set such a good example, the most corrupt city in the Country!
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    Chicago style gun laws serve only one purpose. Provide a safe working environment for the criminal class. Chicago's ruling class happens to be in that same class it's just coinkidink.
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    U know,I'm So tired of hearing s**t like this! Look,declare a special part of the city,where these "Tough" gang members can all gather and kill each other!!! And if any survive,well,theres ObamaCare !
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    Chicago is getting as bad, maybe worse, than when the old-time mafia was the ruling party. But I won't blame all of Chicago's ills on politics. Until parents start parenting and morals are reinstituted in homes and churches and schools and businesses, things are only going to get worse with the younger generations. Everything seems to be broken...kids wouldn't need gangs if there were stronger families.
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    Speaking of Gun Laws...

    Police: Teaneck man pulled gun on neighbor for farting

    "He was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a firearm and making terroristic threats."
    http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2012/06/po...

    Those gun laws really work New Jersey... check out this story from last year.

    Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal of traveler who wants to sue Port Authority following arrest in N.J. on gun charges

    "For most people, a missed flight is simply an inconvenience. But for Utah gun owner Greg Revell, a missed connection meant 10 days in jail after he was stranded in New Jersey with an unloaded firearm he had legally checked with his luggage in Salt Lake City."
    http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/01/supr...

    Not to be outdone... NYC and it's gun laws-
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/tea-party-pat...
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    Mayor rahm emmanuel's solution was to cut police budget by $67 million consolidate 3 Police districts and eliminate 1300 positions in the dept in the meantime muslim influence in chicago gangs has deepened and access to heavy artillary increases.
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    whats pot got to do with it?they sell pot everywere around here, few shootings involved.be caught in a gang 2nd offense,death penalty,you live by the sword you die by the same
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    Sad, but people in Chicago are getting what they vote for.. Another govt. program is not going to help. They need to clean house starting w/ the mayor. When one party has a lock, it's always leads to trouble.
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    For the life of me I can't understand why pot isn't legalized. All the lay abouts and gangstas and wanna be's smoke pot. You legalize pot, let them buy high grade pot with their money you make tax dollars and the thugs get so high they sit on the couch talking about doing a robbery and watching game shows and playing XBox and they never get around to doing the robbery. They say they will right after their nap but then they get high again and right back on the couch. It's a no brainer seems to me.
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    it sounds as practical as anything uncle sam has come up with.were do they get the $ for high grade pot though??i still say gangbang =lethal injection
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    Keep in mind the power of a president to send money to his favorite town --government contracts, stimulus, green energy “investment,” education funding, and bailouts. You name it, Obama has done it all. So everybody bend over and say "Thank you Obama"
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    what's that got to do with the murder rate there...seems like they were better off WITH Obama there.. maybe we should all vote for him so the rest of america doesnt end up lawless like Chicago..
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    or maybe they should just put a big fence around it and not give them anymore money.. yeah Boycott Chicago and leave them in the cold..
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    Member of the Illinois Senate from the 13th District In office January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004
    United States Senator from Illinois In office January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008.
    Chicago lost 200,000 people from 2000 to 2009. The only one of the nation's 15 largest cities to lose people. And chicago has been in a serious decline.
  • #5
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    Chicago is in the hands of progressives, they'll give away money through programs until the money is gone and blame their predecessors for the current issues and villify anyone who points out their failure to affect anything lasting. sound familiar? Remember Rahm is the guy who said never let a good crisis go to waste.
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