Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by editor, Aug 6, 2018.
Terrifying stuff happening in Chicago.
Chicago suffers weekend of deadly shootings
They clearly need more guns. The only possible solution.
On the positive side violent crime involving guns is lower than in 2016 and 2017
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.
I hope he's got a gun too.
He doesn't need one, being armed with the wrath of god
Ooh, I haven't heard of that one. What calibre is it?
It is reputed to be more powerful than any piddling firearm
Try telling that to the NRA.
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.
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.
I think what matters is that ordinary people are able to arm themselves in whatever way they can against the state and the capiatalists
It's not the 'state' and/or 'capitalism' that is doing most of the killing
That's because of all the guns. See it works.
A total success story.
So true. After all, America is clearly leading the world in keeping capitalism down.
Decriminalization and legalization in Illinois would go a long way to solving the problem. These are turf wars.
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.
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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