Skip to comments.Quinn, Kelly seek tighter gun laws after July 4 weekend violence (Chicago)
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.
Ive 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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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.
“put a limit on high-capacity ammunition”
Where can I get me some of that High Capacity Ammunition?
I wonder what type of mental disorder one must have to think criminals will obey new gun laws...
Is there even one of all those Chicago murders committed by someone with a legally registered gun?
I wonder if they’ve considered passing a law that prohibits shooting people.
How about longer sentences without parole for violent repeat offenders?
Oh, wait, that’s racist.
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.)
Do they arrest the shooters and put them in prison?
They need thug control laws.
how much tighter can laws get ?
And the gangbangers sell and trade on the black market, good job!
“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.
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.
With the exception that Detroit has learned their lessons about gun control.
They must have got word that there are still a few legal guns out there they haven’t been able to confiscate.
If laws worked we wouldn't have a pot-head illegal alien sitting in the White House as president.
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 Isacksons 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 2011s homicides (through 12/11) and overlaid them on the gang-territory map. Its approximate, but its a useful rough sketch of the overlap."
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.
howmuch GUN CONTROL can you get to remove GUNS from CRIMINALS?
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.
“I wonder if theyve considered passing a law that prohibits shooting people.”
If it saves one child!
Sounds like common sense gun control to me!
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.
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.
Was it Chicago or Detroit, or both, whose black democrat power structure intentionally ran out the white people?
“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.
Can I be far off? Gun control only impacts the law abiding.