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Thu Jul 11, 2013, 09:55 PM

60. That may be the most foolish post I have ever read on DU. ...

However you have every right to your opinion.

I will agree that rarely a person with a carry license will misuse his weapon to cause a tragedy. Armed criminals will use their firearms to rape, rob and pillage on a far more frequent basis.

I will use Chicago as an example. Up to just recently it was illegal for an honest citizen to carry a firearm in Illinois. The shootings in Chicago which have drawn national attention are a result of criminal gangs fighting over turf. Unfortunately they not only kill other gang members, but all too often innocent people and children.

It now appears that concealed carry will be allowed on the streets of Chicago. Still I seriously doubt that many honest citizens who get carry permits will be involved in drive-by shootings.

I should add that I really don't believe that allowing honest citizens to carry will eliminate gang violence in Chicago. That is largely a police problem. Legalizing some drugs would probably be the most effective tactic in reducing this gun violence as it would take much of the profit motive out of dealing drugs.



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