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Chicago Hits 500 Murders in 2012

NovusOrdoSeclorum Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 1:29 AM
You do know that when the Constitution was drafted you could not legally fire a gun nor keep a gun loaded with powder (i.e., one that would be effective for self-defense) in your home. At the time, MA's Constitution protected "a right to keep and bear arms for the common defense." These laws are not new. So, folks who say liberals operate only on feelings, please tell me: what statistics do you have to show that Chicago would not have hundreds more murders without the ban? You seem to be basing these conclusions only on the feeling that there would be fewer.
NovusOrdoSeclorum Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 1:37 AM
You could not legally fire/keep powder in Boston, that is.
mshapiro Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 8:59 PM
And you base this statement on what? Source your statement or do you expect that we will simply take your word for it? Also it is interesting to note that with all of our guns we are squarely in the middle of all countries for violence. http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/data-and-analysis/homicide.html Also note that the figures for the US are based on estimates from the UN and that even by their estimates, which are based on them basicly saying "We think the FBI is hiding stuff because...uhm because we know American's are violent", violence has been trending down every year they compile the stats. Facts show that guns have not increased violence at all so the continued argument for firearms restrictions is disingenious at best.

Chicago needs a resolution for the New Year: ending gang violence in the Windy City. The hometown of President Barack Obama just reached its 500th murder of the year under the leadership of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a new record. Chicago has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country.

Chicago has hit a dismal milestone. A late night shooting has marked the city’s 500th homicide for the year.

40-year-old Nathaniel Jackson was shot on the city’s West Side around 9 p.m Thursday. He was pronounced dead shortly after midnight. The victim’s family...

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