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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:56 AM

Maybe Obama Should Use His Own Backyard As a Gun Control Model. 5 Dead in Chicago Shootings

Maybe President Obama should use his hometown of Chicago as a model for firearms reform. This epidemic is a disgrace and Obama and Rham Emannuel need to work together to find a solution, this plague has got to stop.

I don't think taking all the guns a way is the solution either. There is a root cause such as a social economic problem.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/50598964/ns/local_news-chicago_il/t/dead-wounded-weekend-violence/

Five are dead and at least another five have been wounded in weekend gun violence, including two separate double-homicide shootings that occurred about 12 hours apart.

The most recent shooting was an afternoon double-homicide on the West Side, police said.

About 4:15 p.m. officers were called to the 4200 block of West Congress Parkway in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. A boy in his teens and a man in his 30s were both found dead in the street with bullet wounds to the head, authorities said.

No one was in custody as Area North detectives investigated.

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Reply Maybe Obama Should Use His Own Backyard As a Gun Control Model. 5 Dead in Chicago Shootings (Original post)
rsmith6621 Jan 2013 OP
dsc Jan 2013 #1
coalition_unwilling Jan 2013 #2
Mugu Jan 2013 #9
SheilaT Jan 2013 #3
datasuspect Jan 2013 #4
cali Jan 2013 #5
datasuspect Jan 2013 #8
rsmith6621 Jan 2013 #11
datasuspect Jan 2013 #12
rsmith6621 Jan 2013 #15
B Calm Jan 2013 #6
safeinOhio Jan 2013 #7
elehhhhna Jan 2013 #10
datasuspect Jan 2013 #13
EastKYLiberal Jan 2013 #14
MineralMan Jan 2013 #16

Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 02:00 AM

1. make him dictator of IN, WI, and IL and he might

but as it stands now, Chicago has guns supplied by gun stores that literally ring the city and sell thousands and thousands of guns to what Mr. Magoo can see are straw buyers who then sell them to gang bangers. Until that is cracked down on, Chicago can't control guns.

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Response to dsc (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 02:11 AM

2. Violence (gun and otherwise) is as American as cherry pie - n/t

 

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Response to dsc (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:50 AM

9. To purchase a firearm anywhere in the state of Illinois

requires a state issued Firearms Owner's Identification card.

Straw purchases are punishable by long federal prison sentences and any personal sales of a weapon requires maintaining a record of the transaction for 10 years.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:17 AM

3. Oh, heck. No big deal.

Last week in Albuquerque a 15 year old got his hands on an assault rifle in the family home, killed his mother, then his three younger siblings, waited for dad to come home and killed him also.

But the second amendment is inviolate, right? These random deaths don't matter, do they?

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:27 AM

4. chicago isn't his hometown

 

whenever he has time off, he heads to hawaii.

his hometown is Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:36 AM

5. wrong. His house is in Chicago. He doesn't own a home in Hawaii.

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Response to cali (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:26 AM

8. hometown is where you are FROM.

 

the president is from HONOLULU HAWAII.

i bet you think w. is a texan too.

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:55 AM

11. So Obama Served Illinois Illeaglly???


Because that is where he move to the White House from and celebrated election night.he also was a State Senator from there, lived there while being a US Senator as well. He also owns a home there and votes there. That would make Chicago his hometown.

Please clarify.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:42 PM

12. i have no idea what you are talking

 

about.

has nothing to do with what i am talking about; i.e., changing the meaning of words.

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:02 PM

15. Gawd...Am I Confused Now.....



????????

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:46 AM

6. Stopping this insane war on drugs

would stop a lot of the gun violence in Chicago and across the country.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:53 AM

7. Do you think

more arms for rival gangs will solve Chicago's problems?

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:32 AM

10. Obama was the Mayor of Chicago? How

did I miss that? I mean. I lIVED there. His wife was a business associate of mine. I would have noticed.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:43 PM

13. but most guns are illegal in chicago - they have a straight up gun BAN

 

how can there be an epidemic of gun violence?

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:47 PM

14. In the meantime, why don't some good guys with guns volunteer...

 

And help put an end to the violence.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:08 PM

16. What, exactly, would President Obama do about Chicago?

Last I heard, he was President of The United States. I don't think he has any authority over Illinois or Chicago. They have their own government officials. The President can only deal with national issues.

You're barking, but up the wrong tree.

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