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Thu Apr 20, 2017, 08:21 PM

Chicago Responsible for 43.7% of Nationwide Increase in Urban Murders

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2017/04/john-boch/chicago-responsible-43-7-nationwide-increase-urban-murders/

Holy Toledo, Batman! Rahm Emanuel’s gun control paradise gets the blame for almost half of America’s increase in urban murders. The Huffington Post, hardly a bastion of conservatism or law-and-order advocacy, dropped that news nugget in their story “The Murder Rate Jumped Again In 2016. A Handful Of Cities Are Largely Responsible.“

WASHINGTON ― The national murder rate rose again last year, with much of the deadly spike concentrated in just a handful of U.S. cities, according to a report released Tuesday. A new report from the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law says Americans are “safer today than they have been at almost any time” in the past quarter-century, but projected an 8 percent increase in the nationwide murder rate.

The report finds that just a few U.S. cities played an outsized role in the nationwide uptick in the murder rate in recent years and had a distorting effect on the overall murder rate. Three cities ― Baltimore, Chicago and Houston ― “account for around half of the increase in murder in major cities between 2014 and 2016,” the report says. In the 30 largest cities in the country, the murder rate increased by about 14 percent from 2015 to 2016, but Chicago alone “was responsible for 43.7 percent of the rise in urban murders in 2016,” according to the report. (There were more than 700 murders in Chicago last year, making it the deadliest year the city had seen since 1996.) The murder rate jump in certain cities, such as Chicago, is “indicative of localized problems in some cities, but not evidence of a national crime wave,” the report states.

Chicago’s residents have for generations been conditioned away from gun ownership. In fact, it took the Illinois Firearms Concealed Carry Act, approved in 2013, to begin to relax decades of local red tape and gun bans endured by the locals. A process that the city’s powers that be have fought tooth and nail ever since. But slowly, more and more Windy City residents have made their way off the gun control plantation. In fact, last year, applications jumped 50% over 2015 for concealed carry licenses, and gun license (FOID card) applications ticked up 63%.

Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of Chicago’s residents have no means with which to fight back against the gangsters roaming their neighborhoods. Until that changes, and unless local prosecutors and judges get serious about sending violent predators to prison, nothing much will change.

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Reply Chicago Responsible for 43.7% of Nationwide Increase in Urban Murders (Original post)
Juan Rico Apr 2017 OP
Duke Lacrosse Apr 2017 #1
The Big Red Machine Apr 2017 #2
stygmata Apr 2017 #3
Scary Red Apr 2017 #4
Nostrings Apr 2017 #5
357blackhawk Apr 2017 #7
Nostrings Apr 2017 #8
357blackhawk Apr 2017 #6
Carl Apr 2017 #9
Scary Red Apr 2017 #10
Carl Apr 2017 #11
Scary Red Apr 2017 #12
Carl Apr 2017 #13

Response to Juan Rico (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 08:22 PM

1. How absolutely awful.

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Response to Juan Rico (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 08:23 PM

2. "It's always been such a peaceful city" -- Al Capone

 

Okay, I don't know if he said that, but it's funny and illustrates the point that violence is nothing new to Chicago.

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Response to Juan Rico (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 08:35 PM

3. It's like a shiny toy :)

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Response to Juan Rico (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 09:37 PM

4. I realize statistics mean little when talking about guns, but I can't help but notice...

that of the three cities listed, Houston is in there. Gun control in Houston? OK.

Not mentioned is NYC with what's left of its Sullivan Law heritage and one of the more restrictive cities. Nor is any city in California or Massachusetts where guns are not so welcome.

Anyway, Baltimore and Chicago have huge problems well beyond guns, and you can argue chicken and egg all day, but it's still tough to believe their gun control laws are responsible for the violence.

Around here, we have a large MS13 presence, and they don't use guns often. Guns are expensive and add years to the sentence if caught. Using a gun automatically increases the charges, so their favorite method of killing and maiming is the machete. Besides, a gun isn't nearly as macho as cutting and stabbing. The big news over the last couple of weeks has been the kids hacked to death and found on a beach.

Yup, we find beheadings around here with alarming frequency, and not one of the perps has been within 3,000 miles of the ME.

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Response to Scary Red (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:09 AM

5. Gun control laws are a symptom...

but it's still tough to believe their gun control laws are responsible for the violence.

Gun control laws are a symptom of unwillingness to focus on problem people and leave the guns alone, which is in fact, the problem.

Nothing short of complete and total governmental control of all firearms will be gun control enough to truly mitigate these problems, and we are simply not going to allow complete and total governmental control of all firearms.

So here we are.

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Response to Nostrings (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:34 AM

7. and even then, see

every country with a higher murder rate than us.

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Response to 357blackhawk (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:35 AM

8. Yeah, exactly.

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Response to Scary Red (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:34 AM

6. Houston is there,

but El Paso isn't.

Out of criminology studies done, there is no correlation between gun laws and murder rates. However, the GINI Coefficient is a perfect correlation. Also, DoJ studies like the Rossi Wright studies found that criminals and gangs don't guy their guns from gun shows or FFLs.

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Response to Scary Red (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 05:26 AM

9. " but it's still tough to believe their gun control laws are responsible for the violence"

But gun control/confiscation advocates assure us it is the solution so are they knowingly lying?

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Response to Carl (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:08 AM

10. I never heard anyone seriously say that's a solution-- it may be part of a solution, though.

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Response to Scary Red (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:14 AM

11. Are you saying that you have never heard a gun confiscator scream after a shooting

that the problem is too many guns that are too easy to get?

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Response to Carl (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:23 AM

12. I said seriously, not emotional reactions.

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Response to Scary Red (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:41 AM

13. That is the lefts reaction everytime.

Where have you been?

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