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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:22 PM

 

Chicago banned handguns 28 years ago. 5000 killed there by guns. Are we safe yet? [View all]

More people were killed in Chicago, 5000 since 2001 (with guns) than US troops killed in the war zone of Afghanistan. Obviously banning guns doesn't make us safer. Why are people so afraid to confront the real issue? A recent study reported that 1 in 5 American adults takes at least one psychiatric drug to treat depression and/or anxiety, a 22 percent increase since 2001

The Daily pointed out in a Friday column that more Chicago residents -- 228 -- have been killed so far this year in the city than the number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan - 144 -- over the same period.

The war zone-like statistics are not new. As WBEZ reports, while some 2,000 U.S. troops have been killed in Afghanistan since 2001, more than 5,000 people have been killed by gun fire in Chicago during that time, based on Department of Defense and FBI data.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/16/chicago-homicide-rate-wor_n_1602692.html

The Supreme Court's Monday ruling invalidated Chicago's 28-year-old ban on handguns for all practical purposes, and while people like South Side grandfather Otis McDonald celebrate, others are not as excited.

McDonald, who filed the lawsuit that led to the court's decision, has been making the media rounds and saying that he is happy he can finally buy a gun--to protect himself from the thugs in his neighborhood.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/29/chicago-gun-ban-reversal_n_629187.html


A recent study reported that 1 in 5 American adults takes at least one psychiatric drug to treat depression and/or anxiety, a 22 percent increase since 2001. Do you get what this means? This means that in an office of 100 people, 20 of them enough to form an entire department will be on medication.

In the average family of 2 parents and 2 1/2 kids, one of them will eventually take psychiatric drugs. At your next high school reunion of 1,000 graduates, 200 of them will be on mind-altering drugs.


Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/1-in-5-americans-takes-a-psychiatric-drug.html#ixzz2F5BMtkyW

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