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'Tragic number': Chicago reaches 500 homicides
Yahoonews.com ^ | 12/29/2012

Posted on 12/28/2012 8:31:44 PM PST by 2nd amendment mama

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says the city has logged its 500th homicide of the year.

McCarthy issued a statement Friday calling the milestone a "tragic number that is reflective of the gang violence and proliferation of illegal guns that have plagued some of our neighborhoods."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 2012; 500; banglist; blackcrime; chicago; democrats; democratutopia; gangcrime; guncontrol; gunfreezone; gunlaws; guns; illinois; secondamendment; strictgunlaws
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Amazing....you're safer in all of Afghanistan (398 deaths in 2012) than you are in the city of Chicago with all of it's supposed gun control.
1 posted on 12/28/2012 8:31:53 PM PST by 2nd amendment mama
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To: 2nd amendment mama

The death toll in Chicago would be over 2000 if the homies knew how to shoot.


2 posted on 12/28/2012 8:35:06 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

500 Homicides with 500 stolen guns. What we need are more gun laws.


3 posted on 12/28/2012 8:36:26 PM PST by cquiggy
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To: 2nd amendment mama
'Tragic number': Chicago reaches 500 homicides

How many by legal gun owners?

4 posted on 12/28/2012 8:38:26 PM PST by doc1019
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To: 2nd amendment mama

5 posted on 12/28/2012 8:38:37 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: 2nd amendment mama

I’m pretty sure that’s the sign of a good economy.


6 posted on 12/28/2012 8:45:02 PM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Posted this morning.... this is a duplicate. (A search would’ve shown it.)


7 posted on 12/28/2012 8:48:29 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Farmer Dean

And if you factor out just 4 neighborhoods the murder rate in Chicago drops by 75%.


8 posted on 12/28/2012 8:51:05 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: usconservative; 2nd amendment mama

I have been on FR since 1998 and this is the first time I have ever seen a duplicate thread. Mama you should be shamed. Shamed I tell ya.


9 posted on 12/28/2012 8:53:40 PM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: usconservative

Excuse me - I did do a search and nothing came up.


10 posted on 12/28/2012 8:53:45 PM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

FR search is and has always and always be a joke.


11 posted on 12/28/2012 8:55:22 PM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: WKB

Yeah really.....hanging my head in shame. That person can just “bite me”. Just searched again using this title and my post is the only one that comes up. I guess I’m supposed to be clairvoyant and search by a different title that I don’t know so that I can find the duplicate.....idiot (not you WKB).


12 posted on 12/28/2012 8:57:08 PM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: 2nd amendment mama
tragic number that is reflective of the gang violence and proliferation of illegal guns

We need to ban illegal guns.

13 posted on 12/28/2012 8:57:14 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Funny and Everybody in Afghanistan has a weapon!


14 posted on 12/28/2012 8:59:24 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: 2nd amendment mama
So.... gun control is supposed to work across out nation in exactly the same way it works in Chicago??????

I sure as hell hope not!!!!!!

15 posted on 12/28/2012 9:01:21 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: Farmer Dean

16 posted on 12/28/2012 9:03:02 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: 2nd amendment mama
"Excuse me - I did do a search and nothing came up."

If I had a nickle for every duplicate I posted...well, you know the routine.

Thanks for posting...I wouldn't have seen it otherwise.

17 posted on 12/28/2012 9:07:38 PM PST by blam
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To: Red_Devil 232

Yeah and they even the evil assault weapons! OMG!


18 posted on 12/28/2012 9:08:46 PM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: 2nd amendment mama
Well,

Maybe that's because all these guns are being smuggled to Chicago from Texas?

Maybe the ATF needs to set up a secret program and send hundreds of firearms into the hands of known bad guys in Chicago to see what happens?

The decent and polite people of Chicago would never do anything bad were it not for the seduction of a gun which takes possession of their mind and forces them to do bad things! Yes, that piece of metal, wood and plastic has mystical powers that are simply to great for an average person to resist. Only a trained professional from the TSA or DHS should be allowed with such a tempting and complex device that takes many years of training and experience to fully handle.

19 posted on 12/28/2012 9:14:55 PM PST by Red6
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To: Red6

DEA professionals:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj4yUpR1PB0

ATF professionals:

http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/9932/hearing8rj.jpg

Please don’t try what they are doing, this takes years of experience and training! ONLY professionals should handel guns.


20 posted on 12/28/2012 9:19:59 PM PST by Red6
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Gosh...I thought Memphis, my birth and childhood city (1944),
was the murder capital with 100 per year. 95 percent, if not all, blacks killing blacks.


21 posted on 12/28/2012 9:23:05 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Red6

ROTFLMAOPIMP......that first video is hysterical and pathetic at the same time. These are the “pros” that we keep hearing about that are the only ones that should be trusted with guns. Truly scary.


22 posted on 12/28/2012 9:26:19 PM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: 2nd amendment mama
"Excuse me - I did do a search and nothing came up."

I believe you...seriously. Happens all the time. I wouldn't worry about it at all.

23 posted on 12/28/2012 9:28:22 PM PST by davisfh
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To: doc1019

“How many by legal gun owners?”

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I would wager absolutely none.

I grew up in a suburb of Chicago. When I was a teen, my sister and I went out to dinner with our parents on the South Side. My Dad said, “Let’s look at the old neighborhood,” on Pulaski, where he grew up.

The Poles and Czechs had all moved out, replaced by guys in shower caps, drinking Colt .45.

My Dad told us to roll up the windows and lock the doors. Pretty sad.

I don’t know what the answer is—but I do know I want my 13 year-old daughter to be able to protect herself if she has to walk home late after studying in college. There’s a reason pistols were known as the Great Equalizer in the Wild West.

I have this debate all the time with my Canadian (anti-gun) family.

J.

In Canada, there was a billion-plus gun registry that did absolutely nothing to stop crime. Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws—and these are the results.


24 posted on 12/28/2012 9:30:14 PM PST by proud American in Canada (Pray for America.)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

I’m very surprised that it’s that low. And, it probably isn’t that low in reality. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if that “500” number is fudged.


25 posted on 12/28/2012 9:30:21 PM PST by davisfh
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Hi, 2nd amendment mama;

Please see my post downthread—I think it’s number 24.

I couldn’t agree with you more.

Julie


26 posted on 12/28/2012 9:34:17 PM PST by proud American in Canada (Pray for America.)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Please don’t worry about posting duplicates and the complainers; the mods can fix that—and people appreciate the time and energy you took into posting this. I know I did. :)


27 posted on 12/28/2012 9:38:57 PM PST by proud American in Canada (Pray for America.)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

gang trash killing gang trash....other than the fact that the taxpayers have to pay for the buriels....who cares??


28 posted on 12/28/2012 9:41:46 PM PST by terycarl
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To: 2nd amendment mama

gang trash killing gang trash....other than the fact that the taxpayers have to pay for the buriels....who cares??


29 posted on 12/28/2012 9:41:46 PM PST by terycarl
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To: WKB; usconservative; 2nd amendment mama; All

I have been on FR since 1998 and this is the first time I have ever seen a duplicate thread. Mama you should be shamed. Shamed I tell ya.
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LOL! :)

Happy New Year, everyone! :)


30 posted on 12/28/2012 9:42:30 PM PST by proud American in Canada (Pray for America.)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

In one weekend!


31 posted on 12/28/2012 9:45:09 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: proud American in Canada
Thanks Julie - I'm not worried about it. It's not the 1st time a duplicate got posted and it won't be the last. Some people here would rather complain about a duplicate post than actually DO SOMETHING in life that actually matters.....LOL Thanks for the support though...greatly appreciated.

What part of Canada are you in?

32 posted on 12/28/2012 9:51:55 PM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: 2nd amendment mama
Excuse me - I did do a search and nothing came up.

A quick search of the word "Chicago" would've shown the other thread ....

33 posted on 12/28/2012 10:13:57 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Lurker

“And if you factor out just 4 neighborhoods the murder rate in Chicago drops by 75%.”

Why don’t Feinstein and the Chicago Police go in there and confiscate their firearms? I would love to watch that fiasco. Let’s see what real gun control looks like in neighborhoods where law abiding citizens don’t live.

I want Feinstein to lead the raids...stupid hag.


34 posted on 12/28/2012 10:25:58 PM PST by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Thank you for posting this thread — I looked for one earlier today and didn’t see it either. So, I was waiting for the thread.


35 posted on 12/28/2012 10:42:54 PM PST by Borax Queen
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To: 2nd amendment mama; usconservative

The search function doesn’t work very well and the moderators have said that they don’t care if you post a duplicate story if it has been more than four hours since the last one. Ignore the whiners, I’m glad you posted this or I wouldn’t have seen it.


36 posted on 12/28/2012 11:45:46 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: 2nd amendment mama; WKB

Pretty good article, I hadn’t seen it yet.

As a matter of fact, I may post it again after while. That would sure get certain panties in a wad now wouldn’t it?


37 posted on 12/28/2012 11:54:27 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Civil rights” leader and MSNB-Hee Haw host Al Sharpton - Larry Elder)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

It seems like Chicago needs some community organizing. I know of a community organizer, and if they can hold out 4 more years...


38 posted on 12/29/2012 12:12:19 AM PST by Pinkbell
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To: 2nd amendment mama

I love these stories from Obamavilles; can I get a Jamie Foxx “lord and savior” shout-out?

People should cheer these stories with as much enthusiasm as the permanent underclass cheers Foxx & co.


39 posted on 12/29/2012 4:11:20 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Urban renewal Chi style.


40 posted on 12/29/2012 4:20:14 AM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: 2nd amendment mama; WKB

For future reference, the trick I’ve found is to search for one key word in the article title, like “homicides” in this article’s title, for example.

The search is one of several things that needs development here. I hate using Google when I really want to find something.


41 posted on 12/29/2012 4:27:57 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Pinkbell

What an impact our dear leader has had as a community organizer in his home town. He has a track record the scumedia ignores


42 posted on 12/29/2012 5:13:35 AM PST by ronnie raygun (Being Breitbart)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

I dare a lot of these people are not good people (gangbangers).


43 posted on 12/29/2012 5:17:16 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: usconservative

Some of us hadn’t seen it so glad it was posted again.


44 posted on 12/29/2012 5:32:39 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: FreeAtlanta

They hold the handgun like that because that’s the way it comes in the box.


45 posted on 12/29/2012 5:34:52 AM PST by vortec94
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To: ilovesarah2012
Some of us hadn’t seen it so glad it was posted again.

I use the search function to find articles that likely don't exist....

46 posted on 12/29/2012 5:37:44 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Me, too. I don’t understand why anyone gets upset that an article has been posted more than once. Who cares? If you’ve already seen it, keep scrolling. Some people are wound way too tight!


47 posted on 12/29/2012 5:43:55 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: FreeAtlanta

I heard that you have to hold your pistol sideways in Chicago to properly correct for windage.


48 posted on 12/29/2012 6:23:55 AM PST by soycd
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To: 2nd amendment mama

In NYC, Bloomie takes credit for low homicide rate, yet no one in Libdom will hold The Rahmfather accountable for this shameful milestone.


49 posted on 12/29/2012 6:34:37 AM PST by Oratam
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To: 2nd amendment mama
If Chicago is an example of how effective gun bans are, the Libs have Zero chance of convincing the gun owners that they are right.

When the gun free hellhole called Chicago can go 1 full year without and gun deaths by non-police then I might listen but until then Molon Labe.

50 posted on 12/29/2012 6:43:20 AM PST by SledgeCS (Good Men Died. Obama Lied. Impeach the LYING COWARD!!!)
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