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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-01-07 05:21 PM
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Six wounded and one killed in three shootings in DC last night
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Halloween night proved very violent in the district's Columbia Heights and Park View neighborhoods, where police recorded at least three shootings that killed one person and wounded six others. The first incident was reported about 10:20 p.m. along 14th Street near Harvard Street. Investigators believe a gunman in a minivan opened fire on a group standing on the sidewalk. Four people were wounded. Police issued a lookout for a green or teal 1990 Ford Windstar van.

About 12:10 a.m., police responded to a shooting near the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Lamont Street. Investigators say a man was critically wounded when he was shot in the back during a robbery.

About 40 minutes later, police received reports of two shootings just one block apart- one in the 600 block of Morton St., NW and one in the 600 block of Park Rd., NW. The Morton Street victim was shot in the leg. The body of the Park Road victim was found in the parking lot of a public housing complex.

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Doesn't DC have a handgun ban? :shrug:
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-01-07 05:22 PM
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1. Yep, but they don't get their guns in D.C...n/t
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-01-07 05:26 PM
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2. But, how can this be? They're not allowed to have guns in DC
and surely everybody respects their local laws.
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mvccd1000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-01-07 11:39 PM
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9. Whew! I'll bet the victims feel better knowing THAT. nt
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michreject Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-01-07 05:27 PM
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3. Yep
And the thugs don't follow gun laws either.

Here's an idea. Let's try and ban legal gun ownership and leave the thugs alone. The poor misguided things. :sarcasm:
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-01-07 05:32 PM
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4. Yes, let's ban or license HANDguns. nt
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-01-07 05:34 PM
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5. Yeah, because THAT obviously worked last night.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-01-07 07:59 PM
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8. A handgun is just a subway ride away for anyone who wants one in DC. nt
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Mike Daniels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-02-07 12:01 AM
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10. It's still against the law to possess one in DC regardless of where you bought it.
Plain and simple, the ban doesn't seem to be working too well, does it?
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Telly Savalas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-02-07 07:20 AM
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12. It's against the law to shoot people too.
That law doesn't seem to be working out too well either. Perhaps we should scrap it.
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-02-07 07:29 AM
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14. Not always...
as we see countless times around the country in states that permit the use of firearms in defense of self and others.
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-02-07 08:10 AM
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15. These are drive-by shootings..
pretty hard to "self-defend" those. I'd be willing to bet you that the victims in these particular cases were also in illegal possession of firearms. Gun laws in D.C. have little to nothing to do with these crimes, the problems are way deeper than that.
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-02-07 08:11 AM
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16. Something isn't working very well, that's for certain..n/t
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hogwyld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-02-07 08:39 AM
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17. Which is exactly why we need a nationwide ban
Then all the subways will lead to nowhere.
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benEzra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-02-07 10:50 AM
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20. Yeah, just like our nationwide ban on pot and heroin,
or the nationwide ban we used to have on alcohol. THAT sure worked.

FWIW, the percentage of the population that supports a handgun ban is roughly the same as the percentage that supports bringing back alcohol prohibition...
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Evoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-01-07 05:37 PM
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6. Okay, which one of you fuckers let Cheney out of his cell.
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SteveM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-01-07 05:59 PM
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7. Not I. My shotguns and I were safely locked in the house.
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-02-07 07:04 AM
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11. Another "All Hands on Deck" police weekend in DC as a result
Some D.C. officers question purpose, results of All Hands on Deck initiative

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier has ordered all 3,800 officers on the city streets this weekend for another All Hands on Deck effort, but some officers are questioning whether the initiatives have become more public relations than policing.

The city has been rocked by 14 homicides in 11 days, the most since last summer, when the previous police chief declared a crime emergency after D.C. witnessed 13 killings in less than two weeks.

On Halloween night, there were seven shootings, a homicide and an armed carjacking in Adams Morgan that resulted in a fatal police shooting.

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DC gun "recoveries" (per the metropolitan PD website)
2002 - 1931
2003 - 1982
2004 - 2065
2005 - 2344
2006 - 2655
2007 - 1883 (as of October)



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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-02-07 07:22 AM
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13. That would be what we call 'Monday Night' in New Orleans
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JohnnyBoots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-02-07 08:47 AM
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18. I used to live around the corner from there a month ago. SO glad I moved. n/t
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Zavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-02-07 09:05 AM
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19. "...14 homicides in 11 days, the most since last summer..."
Not "the most since 1951" or anything like that, but "the most since last summer."

That says it all. That gun ban is scaring the shit out of criminals. :sarcasm:
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