Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Shooting of 13 at park puts Chicago back in the spotlight
Chicago Tribune ^ | 9-20-13 | Peter Nickeas and Jeremy Gorner

Posted on 09/21/2013 8:21:27 AM PDT by smokingfrog

A gunman with a military-grade assault rifle opened fire on a pickup basketball game in the Back of the Yards neighborhood late Thursday, injuring 13 people and dragging the city back into the international spotlight for its violent crime problem.

At least 16 bullets were fired into Cornell Square Park around 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, wounding a 3-year-old boy and a dozen other people. All are expected to survive, many with wounds to their arms and legs.

Shell casings found around the blood-soaked basketball courts were 7.62 mm rounds, which are traditionally used in AK-47 assault rifles and rarely found in gang attacks on Chicago’s South Side. Though gun violence has long plagued the city’s impoverished neighborhoods, offenders almost never use military-style weapons.

(Excerpt) Read more at articles.chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: ak47; assaultweapons; banglist; chicago; gangwarfare; guncontrol; illinois; obabmasworld; secondamendment

1 posted on 09/21/2013 8:21:27 AM PDT by smokingfrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: smokingfrog

Gun free zones lead to shootings and deaths. The only people who don’t see that are the people who want more gun free zones.


2 posted on 09/21/2013 8:25:29 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: smokingfrog

Quick, more gun control...in...Chicag... Oh.


3 posted on 09/21/2013 8:26:31 AM PDT by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: smokingfrog

Second City no more! Chicago’s murder rate has to rival that of some third-world country where revolution is the national pastime. And yet, the revolution never succeeds.

The most common cause of death among young black men between ages 16-24 is murder, far surpassing that of whatever is in second place.


4 posted on 09/21/2013 8:26:43 AM PDT by alloysteel (Those who deny natural climate change are forever doomed to stupidity. AGW is a LIE.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: alloysteel
The most common cause of death among young black men between ages 16-24 is are young black men between ages 16-24 that murder.

There, fixed it for you.

5 posted on 09/21/2013 8:31:21 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: smokingfrog
Chicago is a city that is run by the criminal democrats..They do not care what goes on there as long as they get their pockets lined with cash..All Obama commie crew.

I use to like to visit Chicago but no more..I feel sorry for the normal people that have to live there..

6 posted on 09/21/2013 8:33:31 AM PDT by PLD
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: smokingfrog

All of Chicago has the same strict gun control laws, yet geographically, the vast majority of crime within Chicago comes from just a few areas, not the whole city.

Why? Because that’s where the criminals are.


7 posted on 09/21/2013 8:34:10 AM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: smokingfrog

“A gunman with a military-grade assault rifle opened fire”

Really? Select fire? I don’t know how they know that. But if it’s true, my guess is that it comes from Barry’s South of the Border Walking Guns Emporium.


8 posted on 09/21/2013 8:34:37 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: smokingfrog

“Shooting of 13 at park puts Chicago back in the spotlight”

It’s showtime!


9 posted on 09/21/2013 8:37:52 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: smokingfrog

7.62 x 39,,,,AK-47 and SKS. The whole “military grade” phrase is pathetic newsspeak for ‘gotta scare the reader!”


10 posted on 09/21/2013 8:40:51 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: smokingfrog

Doesn’t Chicago have some of the toughest gun laws in the country that would like ban the sale of such military style assault weapons? So where is the outrage about this mass shooting and calls for even tougher gun laws? Could it be that the perpetrator was likely Black and thus cannot be blamed like anyone else?


11 posted on 09/21/2013 8:40:51 AM PDT by The Great RJ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Stormdog

I kinda like the way the say that 7.62 is “traditionally” used........... Who’s tradition? Tribal types? “It’s part of our tradition to use 7.62 in ritual killings/woundings.” HUH? Tutsis and Hutus? Oh wait. I think they used .223 machetes. Kind like the crazy uncle joe limited edition signature series AR shotgun.


12 posted on 09/21/2013 8:41:25 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: rktman

7.62 Nato (.308 win)???
7.62 X 39 Commie bloc AK 47/SKS???
7.62 X 54R Nagant/Dragunov???

Can we be just a bit specific, Here? It makes a difference, don’cha know.


13 posted on 09/21/2013 8:46:40 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The redcoats are coming" -- TO SEIZE OUR GUNS!!--Paul Revere)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: smokingfrog

14 posted on 09/21/2013 8:50:37 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Flintlock

Most likely 7.62 X 39.

But at this point, what difference does it make?


15 posted on 09/21/2013 8:50:41 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: smokingfrog

Obviously, the shooter was a mind-controlled assassin working for the New World Order to help push their gun control agenda.

Oh wait, he was black, and he shot black people? Never mind, then.


16 posted on 09/21/2013 8:51:43 AM PDT by Boogieman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Flintlock

Not to those asshats. All they know is that any 7.62 type round can knock down telephone poles. From a mile away.


17 posted on 09/21/2013 8:57:18 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: rktman

It’s all in how they (partisan media Fiditiots) parse their words.

Every time that they print their drivel they MUST be called on it; then LAUGHED at and RIDICULED for their stupidity. Finally, they must be summarily dismissed for being nothing more than irrelevant typists .


18 posted on 09/21/2013 9:00:15 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: smokingfrog

previous articles from Chicago newspapers described the assailant as “dreadlocked”.

You can make whatever you want of that.


19 posted on 09/21/2013 9:01:25 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Flintlock

7.62X54 aka 30.06?


20 posted on 09/21/2013 9:10:01 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil
It depends. Were they military grade dreadlocks?


21 posted on 09/21/2013 9:13:48 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: smokingfrog
“It's a miracle there has been no fatality,” Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said at a news conference this morning. “Illegal guns, illegal guns, illegal guns drive violence....

So if we legalize them that would end the violence? Got it.

22 posted on 09/21/2013 9:19:12 AM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: smokingfrog

Somebody should cut that bug infested thing off his head while he’s passed out.....


23 posted on 09/21/2013 9:29:25 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Ms. Muffett suffered from arachnophobia)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: smokingfrog
7.62 mm rounds

Obviously an AR-15

24 posted on 09/21/2013 9:35:02 AM PDT by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gitmo

I guess if the guns were legal, the po po genius figures it would make it easier for the gang bangers to practice their shooting skils. Surprisingly, having a high score on Grand Theft Auto does not make you a good shooter.


25 posted on 09/21/2013 9:35:44 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: ClearCase_guy
Gun free zones lead to shootings and deaths. The only people who don’t see that are the people who want more gun free zones.

Purely coincidentally—unless not the least bit coincidentally—those happen to be the people at the apex of the social, economic, and political pyramid. Are they afraid, do you suppose?

26 posted on 09/21/2013 9:37:58 AM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Flintlock
7.62 Nato (.308 win)??? 7.62 X 39 Commie bloc AK 47/SKS??? 7.62 X 54R Nagant/Dragunov???

Tokarev & Nagant pistol owners are saddened at being left off the suspect list.
27 posted on 09/21/2013 9:39:24 AM PDT by struwwelpeter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Flintlock
Since they only have the bullet(s), I kinda doubt they know if it was fired from a firearm chambered for any of the cartridges you mentioned. I suspect at 7.62X39.
but it is fun to watch the speculation. Especially speculation coming from uninformed “journalist”.
28 posted on 09/21/2013 9:41:51 AM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires protecting their turf.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Tupelo

I’d be willing to bet that the suspect weapon came to Sh*tcago via Eric Holder’s Fast and Furious “arm a criminal” program.


29 posted on 09/21/2013 9:48:47 AM PDT by rickomatic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: smokingfrog
Shell casings found around the blood-soaked basketball courts were 7.62 mm rounds, which are traditionally used in AK-47 assault rifles and rarely found in gang attacks on Chicago’s South Side.

The MSM attempts to provide suppressive fire to deflect attention from BoBo's adopted home town.

30 posted on 09/21/2013 9:49:46 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: smokingfrog

It occurred to me that if an al-Qaeda cell devised a terrorist attack in the U.S. that involved spraying a playground full of families with gunfire in an attempt to kill as many people as possible, they couldn’t do it in Chicago because nobody would ever believe it was carried out by terrorists.


31 posted on 09/21/2013 9:59:36 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: smokingfrog
In the Nixon era there were big gangs. They placed the leaders in prison. That resulted in 8,000 sets with no control. The Drug Cartel supplies snorting heroin. In response to this Rahm cuts the drug gang task force. The Cartel raises the price of heroin. The sets start moving inti larger area bu shooting the set in that area. The cartel the Zero armed, raises its prices. Some A hole writes about shell casing's.
32 posted on 09/21/2013 10:05:55 AM PDT by Domangart
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: smokingfrog

Occam’s Razor, applied here:

Have Al $harpton or Je$$e Jack$on become involved yet?

No? Then we can safely assume the shooter was black.


33 posted on 09/21/2013 10:08:26 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: smokingfrog

hee hee hee

Oh, MY.

DreadLocks.


34 posted on 09/21/2013 10:08:54 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: smokingfrog

What do you call 13 people shot in Chicago?

A really slow day.

Ba da bing! I’ll be here all week folks.....try the veal.


35 posted on 09/21/2013 10:18:52 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: smokingfrog

As long as Chicago politicians can do gun control, they can avoid doing crime control.


36 posted on 09/21/2013 10:20:24 AM PDT by libstripper (] ws)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: The Great RJ

The eevil AK or SKS did it, not the innocent Trayvon who just happened to be holding it.


37 posted on 09/21/2013 10:22:30 AM PDT by libstripper (] ws)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: equaviator

The policeman interviewed blamed it on the ILLEGAL SALE OF GUNS. Like the guns acted on their own. No mention of THUG PUNK BAD PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE AT ALL. It was the gun.


38 posted on 09/21/2013 10:26:51 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA

They’re starting the weekend early.


39 posted on 09/21/2013 10:43:15 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Domangart

40 posted on 09/21/2013 10:47:47 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: PLD
My daughter is at University of Chicago. There are very clear "no go zones" all around.
41 posted on 09/21/2013 10:56:18 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: smokingfrog

Gang wars. That’s a telling graphic. If commie libs had any intelligence I would show it to them and it would sink in. Instead, I’m sure they would blame it on the GOP.


42 posted on 09/21/2013 10:58:17 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: struwwelpeter

Interesting factoid: the Soviets went with that 7.62 diameter because of war-time exigencies and they were tooled for it in three different bullet sizes.
I’m sure Fineswine, Barry, Top Ramen and Biteme are aware of things like this.


43 posted on 09/21/2013 11:05:00 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: smokingfrog

Why was a 3 yr old child out at 10:15pm at a basketball court?


44 posted on 09/21/2013 11:17:06 AM PDT by Engedi
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ClearCase_guy

Were the shooters all “non-felons? Were they NRA Members? Did they possess legal firearms? Did they have “permits to carry concealed”?


45 posted on 09/21/2013 11:41:23 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Oh, well, a “military grade” weapon (iow, it shoots actual bullets) was used.

Thanks smokingfrog.

Hey Anti-gunner: Do you have any remorse over supporting gun-free zones?
Small Government Times | 2013-09-21 | Steve Adcock
Posted on 09/21/2013 8:03:50 AM PDT by sdnet
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/3069515/posts


46 posted on 09/21/2013 3:52:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: spawn44

” It was the gun.”

Not just the gun itself but the attitude of the gun. The gun had a bad attitude...as though it knew who would be pulling the trigger.


47 posted on 09/22/2013 6:17:12 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson