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#1 Gun banning doesn't work Hunh?
Chicago has the strictest gun laws, but they don't work. (Whine, Whine)
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-02-17 00:07||
#2 probably 70-80% of the homicides are gang related in Chicago
Posted by lord garth 2013-02-17 00:20||
#3 None of what he is proposing will likely impact the gang and drug violence in Chicago one iota. He could have easily have spoken out about these tragic events from Washington at any time over the past four years. Anyone see a renewed commitment to provide Federal Law Enforcement investigatory support and assistance to the Chicago Police Department's crime fighting efforts? Of course not. It's about guns and poverty, not criminality and enforcement.
Returning to Chicago allows the Champ to leverage yet another crisis to his political advantage using his proven celebrity status and media theater. Periodic pilgrimages to his urban bases are always savvy political and media events as well. Champ has now checked the Chicago gun violence box while at the same time touching base with old friends from the hood and faithful political confidants. All in all, a very nice trip.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-17 00:37||
#4 murderous gun violence that took 443 lives in the city last year.
How many involved licensed guns?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-02-17 05:25||
#5 Much of what is called 'senseless' gun violence is not - it makes sense to the shooter, you just disagree with his motives.
Posted by Glenmore 2013-02-17 07:44||
#6 I categorically refuse to argue either "motives" or "sense" as both may have merits. I do know what it isn't; it isn't about guns or poverty, as we have plenty of bother where I live. It appears to be a localized, urban phenomena which requires local solutions, or not. In other words, until they climb over my fence, it's none of my fok'n business!
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-17 08:34||
#7 How's the gun grabbing working in Chicago? How effective are the police? No surge, why? And you think you're going to do it to the nation? If you can't make it work in Chicago, what make anyone but a posturing preening politician think it will happen?
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-02-17 08:42||
#8 It's not about 'Gun Violence' with these people. It never was an never will be.
It's about control. And always has been.
The fact that Obumbles can make such a statement and not mention the fact that Chicago already has very strict gun control shows how much he has the media/press so much in his pocket.
A real press would have shreaded his statement and held him up to much deserved public ridicule - but not this one.
They are so used to being on their knees before him that they don't even need kneepads anymore.
Posted by CrazyFool 2013-02-17 09:32||
#9 Chicago: the fur trader equivilant of a pirate cove. N'Orleans with ice and hot dogs and bears, oh my.
Accidentally did the color car doesn't match the neighborhood move; felt more threatened actually on the interstate/transport roads.
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-02-17 10:08||
#10 if he wanted to provide an example, he would've publicly disarmed his SS staff and police security.
Posted by Frank G 2013-02-17 10:18||
#11 When seconds count, umpires are only minutes away
btw, those guys had knives recovered at scene.
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-02-17 10:31||
#12 How effective are the police? No surge, why?
One Chicago Tribune reporter went on a cable news show.
When prompted to give the usual gun-control-drivel, he mentioned that Chicago's mayors had p*ssed away millions of dollars, things that would have reduced the number of deaths (like police) were affected, and this is what you get.
And then he gave an iconic deadpan stare. which means both nothing and everything.
Posted by Pappy 2013-02-17 10:31||
#13 I had to read Frank's reference to Obama's 'SS staff' twice to realize it was Secret Service and not Schutzstaffel (Social Security did not come to mind, but in light of recent ammo purchases, I guess it should.)
Posted by Glenmore 2013-02-17 10:36||
Posted by Frank G 2013-02-17 10:42||
#15 He could have easily have spoken out about these tragic events from Washington at any time over the past four years.
President Obama's choice of venue had absolutely nothing to do with policy advancement. It was for one purpose only -- self-promotion. It provided the perfect narrative for the fawning press to portray the President as courageously silencing his critics head on.
Posted by DepotGuy 2013-02-17 10:54||
#16 Gun control hasn't worked here, so we need to roll it out nation wide!
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2013-02-17 11:44||
#17 Maybe Chi-town gun violence has something to do with Project Gangwalker? Link.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-17 17:41||