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Just another usual weekend in the gun free zone of Chicago
Hotair ^ | 07/20/2014 | Jazz Shaw

Posted on 07/20/2014 5:41:51 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

So… how’s that whole gun free zone thing in Chicago working out? Even though they came close to setting a new record over the 4th of July, things in the Windy City aren’t slowing down much. The toll just for Friday afternoon through Saturday morning was impressive in a pretty horrid way.

A 10-year-old girl was shot in the head and critically injured by a stray bullet fired into her home in the Garfield Park neighborhood Friday afternoon, authorities said.

The girl, and another 12-year-old shot in the same neighborhood, are among 22 people shot between about 3:30 p.m. and 3 a.m.

The 10-year-old was shot in the head in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue about 9:35 p.m., said Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer. The girl was taken, initially in critical condition, to Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the Chicago Fire Department, and later was considered in extremely critical condition, according to police. Police said she was brain dead.

If you have the stomach for it, you have to click through to the complete story to get the full sense of just how bad things are. Various victims, singly or in groups of twos and threes, were intentionally attacked or simply caught in the crossfire as collateral damage. The violence ranged from those who died on the spot to “grazing wounds” which required minor treatment. One woman was described as having a non-life-threatening gunshot wound above her right eye. I’m not entirely sure how a shot above the eye winds up being “non-life-threatening” but I’m glad she’s going to be okay.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; gunfreezone; shooting

1 posted on 07/20/2014 5:41:52 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Chicago Chicago that toddlin’ town!


2 posted on 07/20/2014 5:45:53 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So how does Chicago enforce gun-free zones in the first place? That’s probably the 1 million dollar question right there!


3 posted on 07/20/2014 5:47:12 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: SeekAndFind

“A 10-year-old girl was shot in the head and critically injured by a stray bullet fired into her home”

Now how can a bullet be “stray” if it was fired into her home? Got to love todays Journalists.


4 posted on 07/20/2014 5:49:07 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: SeekAndFind

Chicago - the jewel of left wing liberalism.


5 posted on 07/20/2014 5:51:46 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: SeekAndFind
how's that Stop Snitchin working out for ya you chickenheads you...


6 posted on 07/20/2014 5:53:32 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Morpheus2009
So how does Chicago enforce gun-free zones in the first place? That’s probably the 1 million dollar question right there!

Badly.

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7 posted on 07/20/2014 5:58:35 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: SeekAndFind

As was stated 46 years ago in a LIFE or LOOK article about crime, the police said it was “Just n**ggers cutting up.” and would not respond.


8 posted on 07/20/2014 5:59:44 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: SeekAndFind

That poor child, Chi-town seems to be in melt down mode. RIP little girl.


9 posted on 07/20/2014 6:00:16 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Lurker
Chicago Chicago that toddlin’ town!

Each time I roam, Chicago is calling me home.

10 posted on 07/20/2014 6:08:01 PM PDT by Mark17 (Obama & Nero? Both Emperors. The difference is Nero plays a fiddle, while Obama plays Minnesota Fats)
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To: SeekAndFind
And in my downstate town where cars without NRA stickers stand out and the sheriff helped get concealed carry on the ballot, nothing happened.
11 posted on 07/20/2014 6:15:20 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: Morpheus2009

The cops are afraid to go in some parts of the city.


12 posted on 07/20/2014 6:27:50 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: CrazyIvan

In my town where concealed and open carry are common. .... Nothing happen this weekend.


13 posted on 07/20/2014 6:36:01 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Lurker

How many more babies have to die before Emmanuel does something about gangs?


14 posted on 07/20/2014 6:38:20 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: School of Rational Thought

He can’t because they are city employees. They do the dirty work that the Chicago Police can’t do in public.


15 posted on 07/20/2014 7:01:20 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Could Warren Buffet's oil trains be considered mobile Jihadist weapons of mass distruction?)
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To: SeaHawkFan

And sometimes the firemen are shot.


16 posted on 07/20/2014 7:13:35 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
As was stated 46 years ago in a LIFE or LOOK article about crime, the police said it was “Just n**ggers cutting up.” and would not respond.

Now they call it "community policing".

17 posted on 07/20/2014 8:43:49 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: SeekAndFind

By noon today the Chicago City Council will pass a new “toughest in the nation” gun control law and pose for the photo op after a long lunch.


18 posted on 07/21/2014 5:43:44 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: jmaroneps37

How true. All a law does is give permission for the cops to arrest a person. It does not stop a person from doing what they do.

Want a gun in Chicago? flash some cash in the right areas and a gun will appear to be sold to you.
All a tougher law can do is give the cops more permission to arrest you if you do buy one. It cannot stop you from buying one.

Laws only work if YOU fear the cops using the law to arrest you. Otherwise the law is dead. Chicago is overwhelmed. The cops cannot keep up.


19 posted on 07/21/2014 8:40:30 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The real life version of “The Purge.”


20 posted on 07/21/2014 8:44:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

I hope William Kelly will be elected mayor of Chicago. He’d encourage law-abiding people to own guns and defend themselves from criminals. His site is www.williamjkellyforchicago.com.


21 posted on 07/26/2014 4:02:08 PM PDT by PhilCollins
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