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Response to Pholus (Reply #16)

Sat May 4, 2013, 03:30 PM

22. They probably did.

I guess explaining to the perps (who couldn't give a damn less about what gun laws are passed), that they were safer without a gun in their home didn't work.

It is fantasy that increased background checks (and the gun grabbing push was for much much more that that) would make gun violence disappear.

How strict are the gun laws in Chicago?

All firearms must be registered and licensed. Safety courses are required. Background checks including fingerprinting are required. "Assault weapons" are banned. Gun sales in Chicago are banned. Magazines are limited to 12 rounds. Residents must immediately report stolen or lost firearms.

All "common sense gun control," right?

How has that worked out?

Over 500 murdered last year.

Check this headline from two days ago:

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3 dead, 17 wounded in shootings across Chicago overnight

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-05-01/news/chi-at-least-8-wounded-in-separate-shootings-on-the-south-north-side-20130430_1_6800-block-stroger-hospital-23-year-old-man

At least three people were killed and 17 wounded in shootings across Chicago overnight as the city saw its warmest weather in seven months.

In one of the fatal shootings, three men were shot in a parking lot across the street from the headquarters of the UIC Police Department, police said. The shooting happened around 10:40 p.m. in the 1000 block of West Maxwell Street, Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said
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That is reality.

None of those stringent laws stopped any of those murders, any of those shootings.

And the big idea is to implement such stringent laws across the nation?

No, won't happen. It will fail every time. As it should.

Don't want a gun in your home? Don't have one.

But who the hell are you to try to make that decision for me?

My rights, my freedom, don't come from you.

Sorry.

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