#1 Yep, Stricter Gun Control Laws Will Keep Us Safe07-08-2013, 12:36 PM
To all of you idiots who think that stricter gun control laws will make us safer, let's take a look at what happened in the city that has the strictest gun control laws in the country over the holiday weekend:
Chicago gunfire deadly during long holiday weekend
CHICAGO (AP) Shootings in Chicago during the Fourth of July holiday weekend have left at least nine people dead and several dozen wounded, including two young boys shot in different parks.
Gov. Pat Quinn said Sunday that such continued violence underscores why he dramatically altered a gun bill that will end Illinois' last-in-the nation ban on carrying concealed firearms a prohibition that's been declared unconstitutional by a federal appeals court.
"That ought to be an alarm bell to all of us that we need strong laws that protect the public safety, especially when it comes to guns," the Chicago Democrat told reporters after speaking at a church on the city's West Side. "It's time to end the violence."
One of the shootings on Saturday night proved especially violent, killing a man in his late 40s and wounding six others. A 25-year-old man was shot and killed earlier Saturday outside his home.
Among the wounded are a 7-year-old boy who was shot Thursday night and Jaden Donald, 5, who authorities and relatives said has undergone multiple surgeries since being shot in the abdomen early Friday morning in a park. Police said two men ages 34 and 28 also were wounded in that Friday shooting.Deplorably Proud To Be An American
07-08-2013, 12:47 PM
I talked to my crazy friend in Chicago last week. She said "Do you remember what it was like in Detroit when everything started to go to hell? That's what it's like in Chicago right now". I told her "at least you have trains".
But really, at least in Detroit, we have open carry laws for those who choose to carry guns. That's why we've had so many "justifiable homicides" since the police force was cut back (long before the emergency manager situation).
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