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  • This is what happens when a city bans guns

    No one in Chicago is allowed to own a gun. They can not even have one in their own home. If they get a permit to have a gun in their home ( which is very difficult) they can go to prison for taking it out into their own yard or porch.

    The article below shows what takes place when you ban guns. It simply means only the people who do not obey the law will have guns. Criminals do not obey the law and will still have guns. Most of these shootings were done by gang members and are already felons. So it is already against the law for them to possess a firearm.

    So what good would it do to pass another law. They will ignore that law as they ignore the laws now.

    Even if you could get rid of every gun on this planet, that would simply mean the largest, strongest, and meanest would then be in charge and able to take advantage of you and your family.

    I would rather defend my family against a young very strong large aggressive man with my gun than a knife. I have a far better chance with the gun.

    Defending my family with a gun depends on skill, defending them with a knife depends more on strength.

    The gun is an equalizer that gives the small old weak woman an even chance against brutes.

    10 Killed, 57 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    August 29, 2016 8:35 AM
    Filed Under: Austin, Crime, East Garfield Park, Galewood, Park Manor, Parkway Gardens, Roseland, shooting, shootings, South Loop, Uptown, Weekend Shootings,Weekend Violence, West Garfield Park, West Pullman CHICAGO (CBS) ó Ten people were killed and at least 57 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and Monday morning, police said.

    Nykea Aldridge, a cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade, was shot to death Friday afternoon as she pushed one of her children in a stroller in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood on the South Side.

    Aldridge, 32, was pushing a baby in a stroller in the 6300 block of South Calumet about 3:30 p.m. when two other men walked up and shot at a third man, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examinerís office.

    Aldridge, of the 6400 block of South King Drive, was shot in the head and arm. She died at Stroger Hospital at 4:15 p.m., authorities said. Two men have been charged with her murder and were ordered held without bail Sunday.

    The most recent homicide happened about 12:30 a.m. Monday in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.

    Officers responding about 12:30 a.m. to a call of a person shot at a home in the 100 block of West 112th Place found 35-year-old Otha M. Mooney with a gunshot wound to the head, authorities said. Mooney, who lived in the home, was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:55 a.m. Police said the shooting is domestic-related and a 43-year-old man has been taken into custody. Charges were pending Monday morning.

    About 4:20 p.m. Sunday, 20-year-old Terrence Murphy was shot to death near his home in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. He was on a sidewalk in the 5400 block of West Jackson when someone walked up and shot him in the abdomen, authorities said. Murphy was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where died at 4:43 p.m.

    Earlier Sunday in the South Loop, a 45-year-old man was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in an alley in the 1800 block of South Michigan about 10 a.m., police said. A witness said they heard an argument and then a single gunshot. Authorities have not released the manís name.

    About 12:35 a.m. Sunday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side, five males walked up to a 38-year-old man after he parked his vehicle in the 3600 block of West 5th Avenue, and one of them shot him in the head. He was dead at the scene, police said. His name has not been released.

    Shortly after midnight, officers on patrol near the 4400 block of West Monroe in the West Garfield Park neighborhood heard gunfire and found 30-year-old Demarco Richards on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head, authorities said. Richards, whose home address was unknown, was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:27 a.m. An 18-year-old woman had also been shot in the left foot and was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said. A 25-year-old man later arrived at Stroger with gunshot wounds to his buttocks and right ankle. His condition stabilized, police said.

    About 12:15 p.m. Saturday in the South Side Park Manor neighborhood, a 19-year-old Mahadi Hering was part of one group fighting with another in the 7100 block of South Rhodes when someone pulled a gun and opened fire, police said. Hering was shot in the head and driven by friends to Jackson Park Hospital. He was later transferred to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:36 p.m., authorities said. He lived in the 7200 block of South Evans. A 17-year-old boy shot in the leg was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, and a 35-year-old man shot in the neck took himself to Provident Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.

    Earlier Saturday in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, 21-year-old Dylan N. Dent was riding in a car near his home in the 500 block of West 127th Street along with a 24-year-old man about 3:35 a.m. when a male with dreadlocks shot them from a blue truck, authorities said. Both were taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where Dent died of a gunshot wound to the shoulder at 4:30 a.m., authorities said. The other man was shot in the leg. His condition stabilized.

    At 6:13 p.m. Friday, a gunman aiming for someone else instead hit a 55-year-old man in the chest in the 900 block of West Wilson in the North Side Uptown neighborhood, authorities said. He died at Illinois Masonic Medical Center at 6:51 p.m.

    About the same time in the Galewood neighborhood on the Northwest Side, someone got out of a car in the 1500 block of North Meade and shot 35-year-old Ramon M. Tolbert in the head and chest, authorities said. Tolbert, of the 200 block of North Kildare, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:49 p.m.

    The latest nonfatal shooting happened about 1:45 a.m. Monday in Austin. A 19-year-old man was standing outside in the 5200 block of West Washington when someone in black clothing walked up and opened fire, striking the man in the right leg and right hand, according to police. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said, adding that the man is a documented gang member.

    At least 51 more people were shot across the city between 4 p.m. Friday and 1 a.m. Monday.
    Last edited by Lou Newton; August 30, 2016, 08:45 AM.

  • #2
    That is an astonishing figure, Lou. Was that an unusual Chicago weekend?

    I agree with your assessment. We know that criminals are cowardly predators, targeting the vulnerable. If the government disarms the American people, then street crime will probably be our least problem. It's the criminals in the governmental corporation that will have the greatest advantage over us and our families. They already have the advantage via their fraudulent system, but they must pretend to act lawfully to continue to get away with it; if we are unprotected, they will not need any pretense of acting lawfully.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Baruch View Post
      That is an astonishing figure, Lou. Was that an unusual Chicago weekend?

      I agree with your assessment. We know that criminals are cowardly predators, targeting the vulnerable. If the government disarms the American people, then street crime will probably be our least problem. It's the criminals in the governmental corporation that will have the greatest advantage over us and our families. They already have the advantage via their fraudulent system, but they must pretend to act lawfully to continue to get away with it; if we are unprotected, they will not need any pretense of acting lawfully.
      My son, Isaac, used to live in Chicago. This kind of weekend was not that unusual, it happened often. The gangs simply have taken over certain neighborhoods. For one to think this problem can be solved by passing another law is simply insanity. These gangs totally ignore all laws. If someone is going to ignore the law that says murder is against the law, they certainly will ignore any law that says they can not have a gun.

      The other problem in Chicago is the police. Many are simply bullies. Isaac lived across the street for a retired cop and he was a bully that thought the law did not apply to him, but to everyone except him.

      Hilliary wants to confiscate all firearms. She now denies this, but I heard her say that she favored Australia type gun control. They confiscated guns in Australia. Of course she says this while she is protected by secret service with automatic weapons. She deserves to be protected by highly trained professional men with automatic weapons, but the people do not deserve any protection at all.

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      • #4
        Chicago is Obama's political headquarters. It is the headquarters of the "progressive" ( communist) branch of the Democratic party.

        This is a quote for the police chief:

        "Instead her life was cut short by gunfire from two convicted felons who were both out on parole. One of whom was on his daily break from an electronic monitoring bracelet."

        What good are more laws, if you let convicted felons out on parole to kill more people. What good is it to make them wear an electronic monitoring bracelet if you give them a daily break ?

        How Violence in Chicago Compares to Other Cities

        EMILY SHAPIRO,Good Morning America 19 hours ago


        Arrests Made in Shooting Death of Dwyane Wade's Cousin
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        The killing of NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin Nykea Aldridge, who was caught in crossfire as she walked her newborn on Chicago's South Side, has brought more attention to the widespread violence in the Midwest's largest city.

        The statistics on such slayings in Chicago are staggering. There were 316 homicides from Jan. 1 to June 30 of this year. No other city cracked the 300s.

        The nation's largest city, New York - which has a population about three times Chicago's - had 161 homicides in the first half of this year.

        There were 244 homicides in Los Angeles area, according to numbers from the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

        Here's how the number of homicides in Chicago compares to the other U.S. cities with the highest homicide rates:

        And how the number of non-deadly shootings in Chicago compare to those same cities:



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        "An increasing numbers of major cities across the country are experiencing increases in violent crime - in particular gun-related crime," and much of this crime is occurring within minority communities, said John Cohen, an ABC News contributor who is a former U.S. counterterrorism official.

        Cohen attributed the violence in Chicago and other cities to three trends: 1. An increased level of confrontational gang interactions; 2. more guns being carried; 3. and local police pulling back in proactive stops.

        "It's primarily being driven by gang-related activity, and the fact that criminals in these communities believe they are less likely to be stopped by police so they are choosing to carry guns," Cohen said. "So when a confrontation occurs it's more likely going to turn into a shooting."

        "People are scared of being involved in a confrontation where another person has a gun and they don't. So people in these communities are carrying guns, because their perceiving the police being less proactive in trying to find people carrying guns, Cohen said. "It's a whole different risk question for them. ... They would rather take the risk of being caught with a gun illegally than not having a gun if they're involved in a confrontation with another gang member."

        And "part of the reason they feel more emboldened to carry... they are seeing they are being stopped less frequently by police." Cohen said. "Criminals ware much more willing to carry guns because they believe they can get away with carrying those guns, because they are also seeing a decrease in police going out in the communities to contact people and get guns off the street."

        Cohen said proactive stops by police "is the primary way you deal with this type of violence."

        Police usually "deal with gang-related violence through a variety of focused, proactive enforcement activities targeting repeat offenders and violent gang members," Cohen said

        But those efforts are difficult in today's highly charged, polarized environment, Cohen said, where "attitudes towards police - particularly in communities of color - are negative" and police departments "need to work to regain trust with those community members."

        Cohen says decreasing gang-related crime is going to take police officersí going into those communities and aggressively targeting repeat offenders, people on parole and probation, and gang members -- "those individuals who we know are involved in violent activity."

        As Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson this weekend announced the arrests of two convicted felons in connection with Aldridge's killing, he said, "This reprehensible act of violence is an example of why we need to change the way we treat habitual offenders in the city of Chicago. When will enough be enough?"

        "She was just another mother who wanted her children to get an education just like any good parent would," Johnson said of Aldridge. "Instead her life was cut short by gunfire from two convicted felons who were both out on parole. One of whom was on his daily break from an electronic monitoring bracelet."

        Johnson said Chicago must "take action when it comes to how we sentence our repeat gun offenders. Iím frustrated, you should be frustrated, all Chicagoans should be frustrated."

        "This tragedy isnít just noteworthy because Ms. Aldridge has famous family member," he said. "Itís noteworthy because these two offenders are the prime example of the challenge we face here in Chicago with repeat gun offenders that donít care who they shoot, donít care whose life they take and clearly, clearly, donít fear the consequences of their actions."

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