Correction: Chicago Violence-Gun Laws...

Correction: Chicago Violence-Gun Laws story

There are 6 comments on the The Republic story from Feb 3, 2013, titled Correction: Chicago Violence-Gun Laws story. In it, The Republic reports that:

In a story Feb. 1 about gun violence in Chicago, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the city reported 506 gun slayings in 2012.

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“Obama Shames the USA”

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#1 Feb 3, 2013
Chicago=murder=democrat=Chicag o=FAIL

“Obama Shames the USA”

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#2 Feb 3, 2013
Alabama was a stronghold for democrats from 1868 up to and after the time of Rosa Parks. Ain't that something?
The law that Rosa Parks broke, was a law made by and enforced by the democrats of Alabama. Ain't that something?
knee 2 bow

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#3 Feb 3, 2013
Ninthman wrote:
Chicago=murder=democrat=Chicag o=FAIL
Obama hard to say sorry to 9ball!!;)

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08


#6 Feb 4, 2013
and that moron in the white house thinks background checks are going to curb gun violence in chicago???????

"I mean what is absolutely true is that, if you are just creating a bunch of pockets of gun laws without having sort of, a unified, integrated system — for example, of background checks — then ... it's going to be a lot harder for an individual community, a single community, to protect itself from this kind of gun violence," the president said in an interview with Telemundo.

unfucking believable!
Net Result

Sun City, AZ

#7 Feb 4, 2013
Gun control at its best only affects the people least likely to cause a problem.
Strangely, criminals as a class routinely fail to obey the laws, and the government's answer is, of course, more laws.
I think that a law should be passed which requires that other laws be followed. That way, no one could ignore the law.. err.. except for criminals..
That is the entire problem with the EXPRESSED desire for gun control - It addresses the wrong side of the problem.. BUT - it actually addresses the TRUE intent very well - Keep the citizens unarmed and afraid so that they depend on the government for protection, even though when seconds count, help is only an hour away.
If you are stupid enough to think that disarming your neighbor will reduce crime, you are probably among the 25% of the voting age population that voted for Obama.

Gwinn, MI

#8 Feb 6, 2013
As the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) works to distance itself from the NRA-bill it backed as a “model” adopted in dozens of states, it may be hoping that people will not continue to dig into the damage done by its long love affair with gun groups, like the gun-industry funded NRA and fringe groups with ties to white supremacists like Gun Owners of America (GOA).

GOA’s Executive Director is Larry Pratt. In the early 1980s, Pratt and the GOA were outspoken supporters of the white rulers in South Africa during apartheid, calling a press conference in 1984 to present “evidence” that allegedly tied Bishop Desmond Tutu to an effort to violently overthrow the white minority regime in the country. In 1990, Pratt wrote a book titled “Armed People Victorious” based on his study of death squads in Guatemala and the Philippines, and advocated for similar “citizen defense patrols” in the United States. The idea reportedly caught on in 1992, when Pratt addressed a three-day meeting of neo-Nazis and Christian Adherents organized by white supremacist Pete Peters. He shared the stage with a former Ku Klux Klan leader and an Aryan Nation official.

Pratt also held leadership roles in ALEC for many years. His relationship with ALEC began in 1978, when ALEC began an effort to oppose a constitutional amendment giving the District of Columbia full voting rights in Congress. When Pratt was elected to the Virginia State Legislature in 1981, he took a leadership position in ALEC. He sat on ALEC’s board even after he left the legislature, serving as its treasurer into the 1990s. ...

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