More than 60 people shot over the weekend in Chicago

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  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Terrifying stuff happening in Chicago.

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    Chicago suffers weekend of deadly shootings
     
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  2. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    They clearly need more guns. The only possible solution.
     
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  3. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    Jesus. :(
     
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  4. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    On the positive side violent crime involving guns is lower than in 2016 and 2017
     
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  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Yes. I believe the shortage of guns is the main problem here. Because everyone who was shot must have been unarmed. And that's a Tobyjug fact.
     
  6. a_chap

    a_chap When the world came apart, where were you?

    I hope he's got a gun too.
     
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  7. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    He doesn't need one, being armed with the wrath of god
     
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  8. a_chap

    a_chap When the world came apart, where were you?

    Ooh, I haven't heard of that one. What calibre is it?
     
  9. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    It is reputed to be more powerful than any piddling firearm
     
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  10. a_chap

    a_chap When the world came apart, where were you?

    Try telling that to the NRA.
     
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  11. salem

    salem Well-Known Member

    According to comment sections every time gun crime in Chicago is mentioned, they have the strongest gun control laws in the US and it's evidence that gun control = more shootings.
     
  12. CRI

    CRI Registered Chooser

    Easy peasy to bring guns over the state line from Indiana, which has extremely lax gun laws.

    Fun fact: You can also take your motorcycle helmet off when you cross the Wabash, if you fancy your brains being spread all over the payment when you collide with one of the shit Hoosier drivers (their driving tests are easier) or go flying after hitting one of the many pot holes in the roads the state won't take responsibility for fixing.
     
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  13. Yogibear

    Yogibear Let it be Banned

    I think what matters is that ordinary people are able to arm themselves in whatever way they can against the state and the capiatalists
     
  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's not the 'state' and/or 'capitalism' that is doing most of the killing :facepalm:
     
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  15. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    That's because of all the guns. See it works.
     
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  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    A total success story.
     
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  17. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    So true. After all, America is clearly leading the world in keeping capitalism down.
     
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  18. Flavour

    Flavour hang the bankers

    Decriminalization and legalization in Illinois would go a long way to solving the problem. These are turf wars.
     
  19. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls

    It would go some of the way, certainly - but the view that this (or for that matter the violence over here) is down to criminal disputes that have a logical (in terms of crime, eg: controlling a local market, dealing with competition etc) basis and could be fixed easily is quite a bit wide of the mark. Most of these offences will be the result of mere rows (real or perceived) that are made worse by easy access to firearms and have their origin in the belief (which in many cases is an accurate belief) that there is no real alternative to that way of life for the people involved.

    Until they (we) fix that - and it will take years of hard work on all sides - people will continue to be killed for reasons that are astonishingly trivial.
     
  20. Flavour

    Flavour hang the bankers

    I agree. Firearm culture is not so easily dismantled in the US though, given the enormous lobby which protects and promotes it. But drug legalization is, as evidenced by California, Colorado, Washington etc, a more realistic short-term goal.
     
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  21. 4eyes

    4eyes Banned Banned

  22. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    In this case, it wasn't the police doing all the shooting so what is your point?
     
  23. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    Coming to NY soon I think.

    It’s bizarre that the US - albeit at state level - is being more progressive than Europe as a whole.
     
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  24. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Goodness, that is some slaughter. I thought London was bad at the moment :facepalm:

    What utter rubbish. What they really need is bigger guns.
     
  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Legal from a younger age too. And grenades.
     
  26. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

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    Mine is bigger than yours.....

    The M4A1 is fully automatic. This means it fires multiple rounds each time the trigger is pulled. The M4A1 can fire up to 950 rounds per minute.
     
  27. 4eyes

    4eyes Banned Banned

    First choice for a school shooter!
     
  28. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    In the interests of balance, and you have to hand it to them......

    BulletBlocker Bulletproof Backpacks and Body Armor
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    :confused: Thinks, if that was just a standard rucksack and it was full of clothing, books, laptops or whatever young people carry to school, I would have thought it would taken
    something rather powerful to penetrate it and cause the wearer harm, but what do I know?
     

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