Skip to comments.Shooting of 13 at park puts Chicago back in the spotlight
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 Chicagos South Side. Though gun violence has long plagued the citys impoverished neighborhoods, offenders almost never use military-style weapons.
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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.
Quick, more gun control...in...Chicag... Oh.
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.
There, fixed it for you.
I use to like to visit Chicago but no more..I feel sorry for the normal people that have to live there..
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.
“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.
“Shooting of 13 at park puts Chicago back in the spotlight”
7.62 x 39,,,,AK-47 and SKS. The whole “military grade” phrase is pathetic newsspeak for ‘gotta scare the reader!”
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?
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.
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.
Most likely 7.62 X 39.
But at this point, what difference does it make?
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.
Not to those asshats. All they know is that any 7.62 type round can knock down telephone poles. From a mile away.
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 .
previous articles from Chicago newspapers described the assailant as “dreadlocked”.
You can make whatever you want of that.
7.62X54 aka 30.06?
So if we legalize them that would end the violence? Got it.
Somebody should cut that bug infested thing off his head while he’s passed out.....
Obviously an AR-15
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.
Gun free zones lead to shootings and deaths. The only people who dont see that are the people who want more gun free zones.
Purely coincidentallyunless not the least bit coincidentallythose happen to be the people at the apex of the social, economic, and political pyramid. Are they afraid, do you suppose?
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.
The MSM attempts to provide suppressive fire to deflect attention from BoBo's adopted home town.
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.
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.
hee hee hee
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.
As long as Chicago politicians can do gun control, they can avoid doing crime control.
The eevil AK or SKS did it, not the innocent Trayvon who just happened to be holding it.
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.
They’re starting the weekend early.
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.
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.
Why was a 3 yr old child out at 10:15pm at a basketball court?
Were the shooters all “non-felons? Were they NRA Members? Did they possess legal firearms? Did they have “permits to carry concealed”?
Oh, well, a “military grade” weapon (iow, it shoots actual bullets) was used.
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
” 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.