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Sun Jun 24, 2012, 10:03 AM

13-year-old among 2 dead, 13 wounded overnight (Gun free Chicago)

A 13-year-old boy and 29-year-old man were killed in separate South and West side shootings and 13 others were wounded in shootings that stretched from Montrose Avenue south to 97th Street between 6:20 p.m. Saturday and 2:45 a.m. Sunday, according to authorities.

A handful of the shootings were gang related, at least two of the teens shot were playing basketball and had no gang or criminal history and one of the men shot was at an after party for a funeral, police said.

The youngest of the men and boys wounded overnight - a 13-year-old - died after getting shot in the 6200 block of South Rhodes Avenue, police said. The boy was at a party with his 19-year-old sister when a fight broke out between males at the party about 1:20 a.m. The two ran from the fight but someone pulled out a gun and shot, striking the boy, police said. He and his sister ran until the boy laid down on the sidewalk until a Chicago Fire Department ambulance made it to the scene. Neither of the siblings has a documented gang affiliation, police said. He was pronounced dead after 3 a.m. He lived in the 6500 block of South Washtenaw Avenue, about 4.5 miles west of where he was shot. A man was shot in the same block the night before.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-2-wounded-in-south-side-shooting-20120623,0,3445713.story

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Reply 13-year-old among 2 dead, 13 wounded overnight (Gun free Chicago) (Original post)
shadowrider Jun 2012 OP
slackmaster Jun 2012 #1
DonP Jun 2012 #5
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jun 2012 #7
DonP Jun 2012 #11
ileus Jun 2012 #2
Tuesday Afternoon Jun 2012 #4
Tuesday Afternoon Jun 2012 #3
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jun 2012 #6
Warren Stupidity Jun 2012 #8
gejohnston Jun 2012 #9
Tuesday Afternoon Jun 2012 #10
Warren Stupidity Jun 2012 #12
Meiko Jun 2012 #13

Response to shadowrider (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2012, 10:16 AM

1. People in Chicago are different. They are bad and cannot be trusted with guns

 

The fact that some of them are willing to go somewhere else like Indiana, buy guns and bring them back into Illinois illegally proves it.












































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Response to slackmaster (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 24, 2012, 10:41 AM

5. The people here are also lousy shots apparently

They can't seem to hit another gang member without hitting three or four bystanders at the same time.

There are times when I think we could cut down on the carnage, at least a little, by taking a few leading gang bangers to the range and at least teaching them to shoot straight.

At least Capone and his ilk made sure they didn't shoot citizens to turn the general population against them.

Unhappily though, we live in a state where the reaction by several political types, to the execution style shootings of 5 women at the Lane Bryant store a few years ago was; "Thank heavens we don't have concealed carry or it could have been much worse".

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Response to DonP (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 24, 2012, 11:06 AM

7. "Thank heavens we don't have concealed carry..."

This is a good summary of the politics of guns in Chicago. I'm guessing then that the perps in the Lane Bryant shootings walked over to the store with their guns carried openly.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 24, 2012, 12:40 PM

11. I've heard that several times about different shooting incidents

It always indicates, at least to me, some brainless person that makes no distinction between a criminal and the law abiding. They behave as if everyone with a gun is either a criminal or a criminal in waiting.

Hell, we heard it right here after the Virginia Tech shootings about how "fortunate" it was that no one was armed or "it could have been much worse". How?!?!

I struggle to imagine anything could possibly be worse than being shot at point blank range in the back of the head by some criminal or insane person, unless it's waiting for your turn to be shot like the poor women at Lane Bryant or the Brown's Chicken massacre.

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Response to shadowrider (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2012, 10:25 AM

2. Why do cities have such a hard time with firearms?

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Response to ileus (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 24, 2012, 10:41 AM

4. lack of knowledge leads to little respect for the deadly tool - also

there is that feeling of invincibility in the youth and a lack of reasoning skills that comes with life experiences . . .

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Response to shadowrider (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2012, 10:39 AM

3. sad. My condolences to the families.

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Response to shadowrider (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2012, 10:59 AM

6. The overall picture...

...for crime in the area of 63rd and South Rhodes isn't good:

http://www.trulia.com/crime/Chicago,IL,60637/#!

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Response to shadowrider (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2012, 11:18 AM

8. A brief search of google news for "shooting" indicates that any

claim, inferred or explicit, that gun control correlates to gun violence from either side of the tedious gungeon debate, is highly suspect.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 24, 2012, 11:33 AM

9. That was the point the OP was making

there actually isn't.

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 24, 2012, 11:48 AM

10. and thus the debate goes on whether or not these types of OPs belong in this group and

is one of the reasons for discussion about changing the SoP and/or forming another group.

exactly.

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 24, 2012, 04:52 PM

12. Not evident from the op.

Nor from the comments that followed. Instead it seems to be the usual cherry picking of incidents done here by both sides to bolster their arguments. Glad you agree that there is no correlation to either an increase or decrease in gun violence associated with gun control legislation on a state or municipal level in this country.

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Response to shadowrider (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 11:31 PM

13. Seems to me that

 

Chicago has a bit of a gang problem, and that leads to...you guessed it..drugs. For some reason the government has LE people spread all over the globe trying to solve everyone else's problems for them, Honduras comes to mind. Meanwhile back at home bullets are flying and people are dying. Law abiding people can't walk the streets due to a fear of dying yet they are unable to arm themselves due to a never ending pile of gun laws. When asked I am sure the city leaders will tell you that tighter gun laws is the answer to the recent rash of shootings.

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