Another Bloody Weekend in Chicago – 29 Shootings over the Weekend

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June 5, 2012 Posted by:

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gang member holding gunNews broke late last night that another 29 people were gunned down over the weekend on the streets of Chicago. So far three of them have lost their life, including a 16-year-old boy.

This is the third weekend in a row where over 20 people have been gunned down on the streets of Chicago. Last weekend over 40 shootings and ten deaths occurred over the Memorial Day weekend.

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So far, the genius Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel has done nothing but rant and rave about the availability of handguns. What he fails to mention is that this isn’t a gun problem, it’s a problem with society.

But that isn’t stopping him from pandering to his base with his new plan to stop the violence. Rahm Emanuel will host yet another gun turn-in event on June 23. And we all know that should solve the problem right?

What, you don’t think real criminals will be first in line to turn in their guns?

Just like we pointed out last week when 25 people were gunned down in a single night in Chicago, these silly gun control events do nothing to actually stop crime. I mean come on, when was the last time you heard of a criminal turning in his gun? Instead of playing politics, maybe Chicago should get serious and take a real look into the Gang problems that are over running the city.

You never let a serious crisis go to waste.

There’s little hope that the politicians in Chicago will actually do anything to curb the real problems. In my opinion, they will use this crisis to yet again push their political agendas. After all it was Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, while working as the Chief of Staff for the Obama Administration, who suggested:

You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.

So like every other crisis these politicians face, the real problems will be ignored while they choose to push their political agendas down the publics throat; in this case Gun Control. I mean these are the same type of politicians who openly suggest they would rather see law-abiding citizens become victims of crime than allow them to legally own a gun.

If Chicago was really interested in fixing the problem they would stop going after law-abiding citizens who just want to protect themselves and their families. Chicago is one of the most Anti-Gun cities in America, yet it has one of the highest murder rates in the country. So who exactly are the politicians really trying to protect?

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  1. GunNut says:

    I know who they are trying to protect and it sure as hell isn’t the average Joe.

    • Guns Kill says:

      I wish they would arrest everyone with a gun. There is nothing cool or lawful about owning a gun and having one only encourages violence against others.

      If you own a gun you are part of the problem and should think about turning it in. Once we get rid of these vile things the world will be safer.

      • Plowman says:

        I’m not sure if you’re a troll or just that stupid.
        I’ve carried a gun on my person for going on three years and I have been lawful. I do not seek to harm anyone that doesn’t seek to harm myself.
        Banning firearms will only remove firearms from legal Americans and the criminals will still have their weapons.
        So feel free to be unarmed as that is you choice and you’re welcome to do so. I just hope your cell phone has service or a police officer is near if someone breaks into your home, car jacks you, or attempts to rape someone in your family. Otherwise you’ll be another news report.
        Have a great day and wonderful tomorrow.

      • deerhunter97379 says:

        Guns kill, that is an ignorant statement. The reason why Chicago is the way it is is because of gun control. Just like the article was saying bad guys won’t give up their guns. They don’t use legal guns. They steal them. Gun control only take guns from law abiding citizens. Which gives power to the criminals.

      • GunOwner says:

        You are one ignorant individual. Guns don’t kill, people kill. And criminals aren’t going to be saying, “Oh, a law was passed that I must turn in my gun, I better do so.” Hmm, like they’ve obeyed so many other laws, right?
        Get real. People are killed by knives every year, do we outlaw those ‘vile’ things? What next, baseball bats? They’ve killed people too.
        Do your research of countries that have disallowed gun ownership and you will see that ALL of those countries have had major crime SKYROCKET! Because, again, criminals don’t obey laws, that’s why they are CRIMINALS!
        So, please, get a clue.

      • nosweatt says:

        well if guns kill, i guess spoons made me fat.

      • kloathis says:

        Hey motor vehicles kill more people daily than firearms, should we outlaw those too? Or how about people that have the IQ of a german shephard that are raising children to be hateful racist jerks, while I wish natural selection would take care of them, should we just outlaw them too? How about all hard blunt objects like rocks? I could bash someones head in with one of those, should we outlaw them? In fact I am beginning to question your intellect because obviously in your world inanimate objects magically go around slaying innocent people with no culpable person in control. Better be careful your toaster might transform into a robot and kill the neighborhood.

      • sfbadger says:

        Guns Kill, are you kidding? Guns are lawful to own!! Chicago banned guns and NOW there’s blood in the streets. Guns are here and will NEVER go away. Try naming one tool or weapon that mankind has invented that has completely gone away?

      • TheWiredWorld says:

        If guns kill….

        Do cameras cause child porn?

      • jaknel says:

        You are stupid. Have you ever heard a of gun just laying on the table and it jumps up and shoots someone. NO It don’t happen just as a ball bat beats someone to death.

  2. Guns Kill says:

    Yes guns do kill people and yes they should be outlawed.

    I will go a step further and say that it’s not only gun owners who should be thrown in prison but the gun makers as well. If we hold the gun makers accountable and shut them down, the criminals will won’t be able get their hands on the guns in the first place. Problem solved. There is no need for a gun in a civilized world.

    • GunsKill- I suppose we ought to imprison the people who make glass jars too, right?

      If every gun were gone, people who wanted to make a weapon would often choose to throw a glass jar filled with flammable liquid.

      Owners of glass jars would then be criminals in your eyes?

      • By the way GunsKill, I put my real e-mail address and web site in this form. I see you left those areas blank. Are you afraid we’re going to “get you” if you aren’t anonymous?

    • Daniel says:

      Actually the civilized world you so love was made civil because LAWFUL people held CRIMINALS accountable down the barrel of a gun

  3. Biff says:

    When was the last time a gun lept off a shelf, loaded itself, took aim and pressed it’s own trigger? You are silly to say the least. You thoughts are not rational and rather fascist sounding to boot . . .

  4. anymice says:

    Gunskill, hope this helps and you’re welcome!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Bill_of_Rights

  5. Snowbear 1911 says:

    So your saying the guns I left at home this morning are out killing people while I’m at work. Looks like I will need to buy more ammo on the way home can’t have them running the streets empty tomorrow.

    • Mary says:

      I have to say I actually laughed out loud when I read your comment. I was always taught that guns don’t kill people; people kill people. That being said, I am just too tired tonight to be irritated or even slightly critical of stupid comments meant only to inflame others. So thank you for your humor. I will tell my husband to stop at the store tonight… we wouldn’t want ours to be empty either ;)

  6. Yuzu says:

    I believe every citizen should be equipped and trained with a firearm. If it were mandated wouldn’t all people be help personally responsible to stop this madness?

  7. Kate says:

    Peace everyone! I used to believe what Guns Kill said. It is the typical liberal urban view. But I have changed, and now see the merit of owning a gun, and wish i had one for protection, but i don’t know how to use one. Having said that, when i think of the ease with which anyone can acquire a gun, and I think of the countless atrocities committed by crazy, vengeful people with guns, I hold my hands up because I don’t have the answer. I do believe we should have access, absolutely. But I think better screening is needed too.

  8. dvusvhgsk says:

    GUNSKILL YOU ARE AN IDIOT!!! OH AND EVERYTHING YOU SAID IS WRONG AND A LIE!!! YOUR A DAMN IDIOT!!!

  9. Citizen.40 says:

    Gunskill,

    You may remove the tool, but you can not remove the intent to do harm. The first murder was committed by a man with a rock. Guns do have a place in a civilized world, whether it be for hunting or engaging in target shooting competition.

    I can respect your opinion, and I can understand where you might feel that simply by removing the gun you remove the criminal. Unfortunately, it just simply doesn’t work that way in any shape or form. If you armed or not the wolves come for the sheep. The only difference is whether the wolves have to work for their meal or not.

    I suggest however that you try and educate yourself further on the opposite side of your theory. While it might not change your mind, at the very least you will understand the argument better and maybe realize that not all of us who support ownership of firearms are bad.

    One last thing, the more we call him names and call him stupid only perpetuates the image of gun owners being ignorant rednecks and hill billy’s.

    If you can’t articulate your opinions, then say nothing. What good does it stand for any of us to call him and idiot? Nothing, and it only shows disrespect to him, and to the first amendment.

    • Citizen.40 says:

      Edit note: If you armed or not the wolves come for the sheep.

      Should read: If you are armed or not the wolves will still come for the sheep.

      Sorry about that.

  10. jh says:

    Is it really what the world is turning into or is it just the fact that we all have access to different types of media that makes us aware of whats happening around the world. I mean crimes have been occuring for hundreds of years but twitter, facebook, ie the internet was’nt available. And of course the answer to Firearm controll / restriction is just not working. People would think twice knowing that there prey just might be armed and a potential threat would deter a significant amount of crime. Even a great white shark checks its prey before attacking to make sure it doesnt suffer damage in its attempt to eat. Oh well , just like every other time we like to talk about change and defending our freedom on a web site
    but at the end of the day ? Written by a concerned veteran who at the end of the day ?

  11. jmack says:

    Everyone should pay close attention to Chicago, it could very well be the first place where the SHTF. Legal self defense is illegal, the criminals obviously know this and have run amok. The number of deaths in one weekend shows the Police are literally ineffective.Could be a huge set up for martial law.

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