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Quinn, Kelly seek tighter gun laws after July 4 weekend violence (Chicago)
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 14 july 2014 | MATT MCKINNEY

Posted on 07/14/2014 3:37:01 AM PDT by rellimpank

Days after Chicago marked a violent Fourth of July weekend, Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly reiterated their support for tighter gun laws.

“I’ve seen firsthand the devastation caused by this violence,” Quinn said at a news conference Sunday, a block from where Tonya Gunn, 44, was shot to death last week in the Morgan Park neighborhood.

The latest push comes on the heels of an especially bloody weekend, in which 13 people were killed and at least 58 wounded in shootings across the city.

Quinn and Kelly urged the passage of a bill in the Illinois General Assembly — the Illinois Public Safety Act — that would ban assault weapons; put a limit on high-capacity ammunition; and expand background checks for prospective gun buyers.

“Who has to die and how many have to die until we do something about it?” Kelly said.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; chicago; rkba
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1 posted on 07/14/2014 3:37:01 AM PDT by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank

Mentally ill.

This is the mode of liberalism.

The “solution” to the VA problem will be a bigger VA.

The “solution” to the failure of Obamacare will be more Obamacare.

The “solution” to increased debt will be to incur more debt.


2 posted on 07/14/2014 3:42:42 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

“put a limit on high-capacity ammunition”

Where can I get me some of that High Capacity Ammunition?


3 posted on 07/14/2014 3:44:57 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: rellimpank

I wonder what type of mental disorder one must have to think criminals will obey new gun laws...

Never mind.....


4 posted on 07/14/2014 3:45:58 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: rellimpank
ban assault weapons

Whatever those are.
5 posted on 07/14/2014 3:48:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: rellimpank

Is there even one of all those Chicago murders committed by someone with a legally registered gun?


6 posted on 07/14/2014 3:54:04 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: rellimpank

I wonder if they’ve considered passing a law that prohibits shooting people.


7 posted on 07/14/2014 3:57:51 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: rellimpank

How about longer sentences without parole for violent repeat offenders?

Oh, wait, that’s racist.


8 posted on 07/14/2014 3:58:13 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: rellimpank
Quinn and Kelly urged the passage of a bill in the Illinois General Assembly — the Illinois Public Safety Act — that would ban assault weapons; put a limit on high-capacity ammunition; and expand background checks for prospective gun buyers.

How many "assault weapons" are used in Chicago homicides? I'll guess that absolutely none were used over July 4th -- which would be exactly the same as the effect of passing this law. None.

(At the cost of repeating myself -- Al Capone's Chicago was much safer than Rahm Emmanuel's Chicago -- and you could buy a Thompson submachine gun for $225 by mail in Al Capone's Chicago. It should be obvious. It's not the guns.)

9 posted on 07/14/2014 4:00:19 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: rellimpank

Do they arrest the shooters and put them in prison?


10 posted on 07/14/2014 4:01:01 AM PDT by vekzen
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To: rellimpank

They need thug control laws.


11 posted on 07/14/2014 4:15:15 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: rellimpank

how much tighter can laws get ?


12 posted on 07/14/2014 4:25:32 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: rellimpank

And the gangbangers sell and trade on the black market, good job!


13 posted on 07/14/2014 4:31:49 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: rellimpank

“reiterated their support for tighter gun laws.”

Just how stupid and “brain dead” are these people? Don’t they realize that these killers don’t care about LAWS?
That’s why they are stabbing and shooting.

There used to be a day in America where laws were written and OBEYED by the populace. Now, it’s almost impossible to convict anyone (other than a law abiding, tax paying citizen) for anything.

How many times have you been in a store and heard some woman screaming at her spoiled child saying “I told you if you did that again I was going to spank you!” Then the child simply did whatever it was again! No follow through on the punishment, just a lot of hot air.

Criminals today are coddled and worse yet protected by Political Correctness and racial special privileges.

Forget about new and more laws.......enforce the ones that have been with us for over 100 years.


14 posted on 07/14/2014 4:38:27 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: DH

Maybe its time to give everyone in Chicago a gun and let them sort it out. A city with the toughest gun laws in the nation and it still does not work. Perhaps its time to go back to the drawing board.

With the current administration there, Chicago will soon look like Detroit and they won’t understand why.


15 posted on 07/14/2014 4:42:55 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: DaveA37
With the current administration there, Chicago will soon look like Detroit and they won’t understand why.

With the exception that Detroit has learned their lessons about gun control.

16 posted on 07/14/2014 5:09:41 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: rellimpank

They must have got word that there are still a few legal guns out there they haven’t been able to confiscate.


17 posted on 07/14/2014 5:16:54 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: DuncanWaring
I wonder if they’ve considered passing a law that prohibits shooting people

If laws worked we wouldn't have a pot-head illegal alien sitting in the White House as president.


18 posted on 07/14/2014 5:19:51 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: DaveA37
With the current administration there, Chicago will soon look like Detroit and they won’t understand why.

Depends on your definition of the word "soon". Parts of Chicago are as safe as any city, anywhere, other parts are more dangerous than Zimbabwe. As long as Chicago has "cash cows" including O'Hare and the business district, I don't think it will become Detroit. (Or not exactly Detroit.)

"As part of David Bernstein and Noah Isackson’s excellent piece on politicians and gangs in Chicago, we included a map of Chicago gang territory based on CPD information. Out of curiosity, I plotted 2011’s homicides (through 12/11) and overlaid them on the gang-territory map. It’s approximate, but it’s a useful rough sketch of the overlap."

19 posted on 07/14/2014 5:26:08 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: rellimpank
Why don't they push for a law requiring everyone to start a vegetable garden? That would have about the same chance of impacting gun violence as what they are planning on pushing for. Actually maybe better, people busy gardening might not have time to shoot other people.

Seriously, these people are either idiots -certifiable idiots- or they are merely taking advantage of this terrible situation to advance their agenda. The steps and laws they are proposing will not work. That isn't opinion, that is provable fact. These kinds of laws have not been effective anywhere else they have been tried, while getting rid of similar laws has been effective.

20 posted on 07/14/2014 5:28:48 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: rellimpank

howmuch GUN CONTROL can you get to remove GUNS from CRIMINALS?


21 posted on 07/14/2014 5:41:33 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Sooth2222

Every time I see one of those maps of Chicago, I find the neighborhood where my dad grew up.

That area was heavily German and Polish, but it is now controlled by the Gangster Disciples, and he went to high school in an area controlled by the Black Disciples.

The Germans and Poles wisely moved out long ago.


22 posted on 07/14/2014 5:41:37 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: DuncanWaring

“I wonder if they’ve considered passing a law that prohibits shooting people.”

If it saves one child!

Sounds like common sense gun control to me!


23 posted on 07/14/2014 6:19:08 AM PDT by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: Syntyr

Public hangings is the solution. We have become a nation of cowards, content to live in fear rather than demanding justice. Chicago is a cesspool.


24 posted on 07/14/2014 6:28:34 AM PDT by OKC Patriot ("Never Forget"!)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Meanwhile, in towns with less than 10k population and a much higher gun ownership ratio, across the whole country,

no one was shot, and the injuries involved fireworks and alcohol.


25 posted on 07/14/2014 6:30:30 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Fresh Wind

Was it Chicago or Detroit, or both, whose black democrat power structure intentionally ran out the white people?


26 posted on 07/14/2014 6:31:26 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: rellimpank

“Quinn and Kelly urged the passage of a bill in the Illinois General Assembly — the Illinois Public Safety Act — that would ban assault weapons; put a limit on high-capacity ammunition; and expand background checks for prospective gun buyers.”

How many of the shootings this last weekend would have been prevented had this bill already been law?

I would bet “none”. And I would win that bet.


27 posted on 07/14/2014 6:34:27 AM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Just what is the real reason to disarm a law abiding citizen like me?)
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To: rellimpank
This obviously is not about fixing the problem. I can't help but think the left is arming the inner city (by allowing them to keep their guns) and trying to disarm the law abiding so they can use the inner city thugs as shock troops. All the powers that be need to do is switch off the EBT cards and the thugs will invade the sub-burbs.

Can I be far off? Gun control only impacts the law abiding.

28 posted on 07/14/2014 7:14:05 AM PDT by Jay Thomas (If not for my faith in Christ, I would despair.)
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