More Americans Shot in Chicago than in Aghanistan this Weekend


.Andy

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A sad indictment of how out of control the gun situation in the US. Good to see you posting some negative stories about the terrible impact of guns for balance southern dad.
 

Southern Dad

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A sad indictment of how out of control the gun situation in the US. Good to see you posting some negative stories about the terrible impact of guns for balance southern dad.
Considering that Chicago has some of the strictest gun control laws around, I'd say that it isn't working. It was safer in Atlanta where we are allowed to be armed.
 

jkcerda

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A sad indictment of how out of control the gun situation in the US. Good to see you posting some negative stories about the terrible impact of guns for balance southern dad.
tons of gun control in Chicago, the only ones benefiting from it are the criminals
 

.Andy

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Considering that Chicago has some of the strictest gun control laws around, I'd say that it isn't working.
One would have thought you'd have a bit if sympathy for the dead and wounded. Instead you'll use their warm carcasses as ammunition to attack gun laws. You're all class. The reflection that should be done here is the terrible, indelible impact that guns have on your society.
 

jkcerda

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One would have thought you'd have a bit if sympathy for the dead and wounded. Instead you'll use their warm carcasses as ammunition to attack gun laws. You're all class. The reflection that should be done here is the terrible, indelible impact that guns have on your society.
replace guns with criminals, too many gun laws simply do not work.
 

.Andy

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tons of gun control in Chicago, the only ones benefiting from it are the criminals
I didn't mention gun control. I see you have the same reading comprehension issues as southern dad.

The people dying from guns are Americans. i.e. Your fellow man. As with southern dad you have no perspective or objectivity.


replace guns with criminals, too many gun laws simply do not work.
Again I didn't mention gun laws. You reading comprehension is woeful x 2.
 

G51989

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Considering that Chicago has some of the strictest gun control laws around, I'd say that it isn't working. It was safer in Atlanta where we are allowed to be armed.
So that logic still applies when we talk about entire countries with VERY STRICT gun laws?



Why is America the least safe? if we have guns?

AS far as Atlanta goes, i would hope it has less violence and crime rates than Chicago. its a MUCH smaller city with less people.
 

Tomorrow

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July 4th weekend resulted in 82 people shot, 14 of them fatally. It was safer to be an American in Afghanistan this weekend than Chicago.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-chicago-shot-weekend-violence-20140707-story.html
Well, I'd venture to guess that there are far more Americans in Chicago than there are in Afghanistan, so it's kinda hard for me to understand why this is (or isn't) a big deal without more information.

Now if you have murder rates between the two places, that might be a bit more telling.

Why is America the least safe? if we have guns?
I've said it before and I'll say it again - our high murder rate isn't because we have more guns. It's because we live among more *******s.
 

bradl

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Considering that Chicago has some of the strictest gun control laws around, I'd say that it isn't working. It was safer in Atlanta where we are allowed to be armed.
So you'd rather fight the issue of people being shot and killed by being able to shoot and kill other people.

Again, thank you for being part of the problem, not the solution.

BL.
 

samiwas

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I've said it before and I'll say it again - our high murder rate isn't because we have more guns. It's because we live among more *******s.
No, no, no...it's because of our freedom!!

So you'd rather fight the issue of people being shot and killed by being able to shoot and kill other people.
That's a pretty funny line. I'm taking that. ©samiwas

Hope is not a strategy.
Whoa, whoa, whoa. It is simply not possible for a place where people are allowed to cary anywhere to have more crime!
 

jkcerda

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So that logic still applies when we talk about entire countries with VERY STRICT gun laws?

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Why is America the least safe? if we have guns?

AS far as Atlanta goes, i would hope it has less violence and crime rates than Chicago. its a MUCH smaller city with less people.
because we have tons of criminals as well.
 

jkcerda

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So you'd rather fight the issue of people being shot and killed by being able to shoot and kill other people.

Again, thank you for being part of the problem, not the solution.

BL.
that is a fallacy, we would rather no one got shot. but criminals for some reason are not cooperating.

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I had no idea that Atlanta was more violent than Chicago.

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So.

America is the only country in the developed world with Criminals?
of course not, the ones here simply don't care much for laws.
 

G51989

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of course not, the ones here simply don't care much for laws.
Or.

In first world countries, yes guns might be largely illegal. And yes, people still get them from time to time. But even illegally they are very hard to get.

In America, you are tripping over guns. There are more guns than people in America.

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Considering that Chicago has some of the strictest gun control laws around, I'd say that it isn't working. It was safer in Atlanta where we are allowed to be armed.
Turns out, as posted above, I was wrong.

Atlanta is more violent than Chicago.
 

Michael Goff

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that is a fallacy, we would rather no one got shot. but criminals for some reason are not cooperating.

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of course not, the ones here simply don't care much for laws.
If the criminals cared for the laws, they wouldn't be criminals. :|
 

citizenzen

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Considering that Chicago has some of the strictest gun control laws around, I'd say that it isn't working. It was safer in Atlanta where we are allowed to be armed.
And by "safer" you mean "less safe"?

Homicide Rate (per 100,000)

2012
Atlanta — 19.0
Chicago — 18.5

2011
Atlanta — 20.7
Chicago — 15.9

2010
Atlanta — 17.3
Chicago — 15.2

http://www.city-data.com
Based on the figures from city-data.com, Atlanta's homicide rate was worse than Chicago in 12 out of 13 years.