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Chicago Cops: Meh, Burglaries and Car Thefts Will Just Have to Wait

South Side Of Chicago Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 8:21 AM
” McCarthy forgets that he has a firearm, the rest of the city's law abiding citizens do not.” We can own guns here, where does this false narrative come from? In fact, there used to be a hand gun ban here, it was overturned a few years ago. We. Own. Guns. In. Chicago. Legally.
Luscious Lars Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 9:00 AM
The ban was overturned a short time ago. However, I've heard that there are virtually no gun stores in Chicago. So people are burdened with having to travel outside of the city to get a gun. And the state of Illinois has put burdens in place as well with respect to owning ANY type of gun. You must have a FOID (Firearm Owners ID) card. I'm not sure what is involved in getting one of those cards. How long are they good for? Any hurdles put in place by government will reduce the number of people who own guns. Since a ban on handguns just recently was removed, I doubt there are that many people in Chicago who have one. I'm sure there are some who ignored the law, but the percentages are probably fairly low. Criminals realize that as well.
Luscious Lars Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 9:04 AM
The people who have lots of guns in Chitcago are the criminals. They don't tend to obey too many laws. The people who tend to be more on the side of abiding by the law will not likely have a handgun in Chitcago. I'm guessing that the percentage of law abiding people who have a handgun at home in Chitcago, as compared to the general population of Chitcago, is quite small.
alphonsejones Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 8:34 AM
there is also the moral obligation of citizens to obey the laws of the land

that thugs believe invading another's home to steal will likely continue until at some point, homeowners, fearing for their own safety and that of their families will start confronting these invaders with deadly force

the only good thug is a dead thug.
JasonCharleston Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 8:41 AM
Well, there goes all of Chicagos "Leadership."

As the violence in Chicago rages on, Chicago police are having to pool their resources in order to focus on the murder crisis in the Windy City, leaving other victims of violent crime practically on their own and unarmed. More from CBS Chicago:

Starting this week, Chicago police are changing their responses to 911 calls. They’ll no longer come right away to reports of things like criminal damage to property, vehicle thefts, garage burglaries, or other crimes in which the suspect is no longer on the scene, and the victim isn’t in immediate danger.