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No, I and I know many Chicagoan are happy that they can now at least try to defend themselves.

 

What I am saying is that Chicago needs to get a handle on the gang problem and other criminal elements and make all of Chicago a much safer place for people and their families.

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Chicago has every strict laws on the purchase of handguns yet they continue to "lean" in to the city from surrounding areas. Yes, it is really the lack of a federal strategy. Like so many of America's ills today. How many people died today because Trump can not lead?


Not as strict today as they were before 2010 -

Law Enforcement & Prosecutors in Chicago put a large part of the illegal gun problem blame on Gangs.

So if you get rid of the Gangs,  a large part of the problem goes away.

Which comes 1st the Chicken or the Egg?  Or can they just keep passing the buck back and forth between the Chicken and the Egg.

 

 

 


Wait, so you are saying they should be more strict? if they can not stop the suburbs from selling guns, what difference does it make how strict they are?

 

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@Richva wrote:

Chicago has every strict laws on the purchase of handguns yet they continue to "lean" in to the city from surrounding areas. Yes, it is really the lack of a federal strategy. Like so many of America's ills today. How many people died today because Trump can not lead?


Not as strict today as they were before 2010 -

Law Enforcement & Prosecutors in Chicago put a large part of the illegal gun problem blame on Gangs.

So if you get rid of the Gangs,  a large part of the problem goes away.

Which comes 1st the Chicken or the Egg?  Or can they just keep passing the buck back and forth between the Chicken and the Egg.

 

 

 

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Chicago has every strict laws on the purchase of handguns yet they continue to "lean" in to the city from surrounding areas. Yes, it is really the lack of a federal strategy. Like so many of America's ills today. How many people died today because Trump can not lead?

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Screenshot_2020-07-10 Independence Day Holiday Weekend.png

 

https://community.aarp.org/t5/Politics-Current-Events/Independence-Day-Holiday-Weekend/m-p/2283160 

This is a screen shot so you will have to go to the link to my thread above to read the links -

What is it about Holidays ???  Who's Lives Matter? 

 

Sounds like the Feds are helping out -  Course, it is always somebody else's fault or responsibility when it comes to politicians. "THEY" shoulda / woulda / coulda . . . . .

 

Chicago Tribune 06/26/2020 - 24 people indicted in probe of West Side gangs 

 

Two dozen people face federal drug, weapons and money laundering charges in an investigation into two Chicago street gangs whose alleged misdeeds occurred largely on the West Side, the U.S. attorney’s office announced Friday.

 

The investigation by Chicago police and other agencies led to the seizure of 34 guns and about 25 kilograms altogether of heroin, cocaine and the powerful painkiller fentanyl, authorities said. During the probe, about 50 grams of crack cocaine was also confiscated, along with 200 pounds of marijuana and more than $1.3 million in cash and jewelry, which was allegedly purchased with drug money, authorities said.

 

n addition to Chicago police, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the IRS, among other agencies, were involved in the investigation.

 

The investigation also led to previously filed federal charges against three people on allegations that they participated in a murder-for-hire conspiracy.

 

While the charges against the 24 suspects don’t reflect it, Chicago police Superintendent David Brown told reporters on Friday it’s believed that gang factions that were part of the investigation were responsible for about 30 homicides in the last nine years.

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By:  Miica soliner

 

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said getting guns out of the hands of dangerous people is the way to help reduce her city's growing murder rate.

 

After being told that the police union blames her for a lack of moral among the city's law enforcement officials, Lightfoot said in a plea to the federal government that there needs to be more restrictions and increased background checks when it comes to the sale of firearms.

 

"We have got to make sure that we do a better job of taking guns out of the hands of criminals," Lightfoot said Friday on MSNBC Live With Stephanie Ruhle. "We have to have a federal policy on background checks and making sure that dangerous people are not able to go across the border to states like Indiana and get military-grade weapons in quantities and then bring them back to the streets and shoot people up. That’s what’s happening."

 

Overall crime has fallen in Chicago, but shootings and murders are up, according to NBC Chicago. Shootings increased by 71% in May with 409 people becoming victims of gun violence. That's up from 332 shooting victims in May 2019, according to police statistics. Murders also increased by about 60% with 85 recorded in May compared to 53 in May last year.

 

Over the Independence Day weekend, 87 people were shot in the city with 17 victims dying from their injuries, according to ABC 7 of Chicago. One victim included 7-year-old girl Natalia Wallace.

Trump sent a letter to Lightfoot and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, calling on them to formulate a strategy to bolster law enforcement efforts to deter violent crime.

 

Lightfoot, a Democrat, cited a lack of a federal partnership with the local government to contributing to illegal firearms on the streets of Chicago.

 

"There’s way too many illegal guns on our streets, and we can’t fight that fight alone," she said. "We got to have a federal strategy on this. We’re going to continue to do what we can do. We’re going to continue to make sure that we are flooding these dangerous hot spots with resources to make sure that we keep our communities safe, but we’re fighting a losing battle. If we don’t have a federal partnership on restricting access to guns in the hands of dangerous criminals, we've got to have partnership on that."

 

The mayor also said they "can't afford not to" invest in communities where violence is prevalent, saying those taking part in criminal activity often feel they have no other choice.

 

"Violence is crimes of poverty, violence is crimes of people feeling like they have no hope," Lightfoot said. "When we see young men feeling they’re like only destiny is to be on a corner on somebody’s drug spot, we got to change that around and let them know that their future actually can and should be in careers and college, but we’ve got to make those kinds of investments to make that real. ... We’ve got to the find the resources, and we have them, to uplift neighborhoods."

 

 

 

 

 

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