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Old 08-09-2018, 02:35 PM
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Wait...doesn't Chicago have strict gun laws? How on Earth can there be so much shootings and violence in a city with strict gun laws? I don't understand!

11 dead and 70 wounded in a single weekend. 650 homicides in one year. Let those stats sink in for a moment.

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his administration are once again under fire for the city’s ongoing problem with gun violence, as this past weekend left at least 11 people dead and 70 others wounded.

"Our souls are burdened," Emanuel said in response. "It is unacceptable to happen in any neighborhood of Chicago. We are a better city."

Though the Windy City ended last year with 650 homicides — down from 771 the year before — the total still exceeded the combined number of killings in New York and Los Angeles.

The staggering numbers have resulted in calls for change, as well as from those who would prefer different leadership altogether.
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It's almost as if criminals were ignoring those Gun Free zone signs or something? How could that be? I thought by making a place Gun Free, that would prevent the criminals from shooting their guns there.
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The reason the Chicago gun laws don't affect the bad guys, and the killing keeps going on is because of the wording of the laws. There are not enough "or elses" included in those strict gun laws. Make it fun to turn in guns at the nearest police station. Have the police there give free Justin Bieber concert tickets to everyone who turns a firearm in. No questions asked. Those gun laws aren't going to do the job without people input, for crying out loud!

The Gun Free Zone signs have got to be printed in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Arabic. Change the gun logo to a scary looking AR-15, and put mean looking eyes on the front sight. OOOOH! Pretty scary, eh? Light them up at night with pretty blue and red LEDs.

Hey, it's a start.
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I hate to play devils advocate but are those calls to resign from Emanuel's actual constituents?
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I hate to play devils advocate but are those calls to resign from Emanuel's actual constituents?
They are mostly black people so I would say yes.
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