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Chicago's top cop likens gun lobby's influence to corruption.
And he still refuses to acknowledge that the stiff gun laws in his jurisdiction have done nothing. He refuses to admit that the buck stops at him. He's the problem. And he's looking for any scapegoat he can
Belva wrote: And he still refuses to acknowledge that the stiff gun laws in his jurisdiction have done nothing. He refuses to admit that the buck stops at him. He's the problem. And he's looking for any scapegoat he can
Clueless Belva, let me fill you in on something. Yes, gun laws are relatively stiff in Chicago. But since we have no uniformity in U.S. gun laws, Chicagoans can travel less than an hour away and buy things that are illegal in Chicago. Got it? The next time some redneck tells you about Chicago's failures you can inform him of his ignorrance.
Until we have a strict national gun ban and buyback program there will be little effect on gun violence. The current gun laws they are talking about only go about ten percent of the way there. What we will eventually wind up with (in several decades time) is a complete ban on semi-auto weapons and all detachable magazines. Anything short of that is not going to do it.
One of the big problems in Chicago, is that it's only a short trip (from the South Side, less than 10 miles) to Gary, Indiana, with totally different gun laws.
And we all know (Stripes) how easy it is to get into Wisconsin...
"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.' "
â€” Isaac Asimov