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Response to Kolesar (Reply #26)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 07:26 PM

29. Valid point

 

Here is some info:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Illinois
Local laws

Illinois does not have state preemption of firearm laws, and some local governments have passed laws that are more restrictive than those of the state. Some municipalities, most notably Chicago, require that all firearms be registered with the local police department. Chicago also prohibits the sale of firearms within city limits. Cook County has banned the possession of certain semi-automatic firearms that it defines as assault weapons, as well as magazines that can hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. Other municipalities have also enacted various firearm restrictions. Lack of preemption makes it difficult to travel throughout Illinois with a firearm while being sure that no laws are being broken.


Some crime info:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/16/chicago-homicide-rate-wor_n_1602692.html
since 2001, more than 5,000 people have been killed by gun fire in Chicago

Chicago's murder rate is also currently quadruple that of New York and double Los Angeles' rate.



http://www.cityrating.com/crime-statistics/illinois/chicago.html
The city violent crime rate for Chicago in 2009 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 162.11% and the city property crime rate in Chicago was higher than the national property crime rate average by 39.94%.

In 2009 the city violent crime rate in Chicago was higher than the violent crime rate in Illinois by 126.41%



http://www.handgunsmag.com/2012/06/20/2011-fbi-violent-crime-stats-gun-ownership-upcrime-rates-drop/

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