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Another Bloody Weekend in Chicago

Posted on the 08 May 2012 by Mikeb302000
The Sun Times reports
Two people have been killed, and at least 24 other people -- one of them a 12-year-old girl -- have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon.

You can read the list at the link, but there are no surprises there. This is what happens when guns are as available as they are in Chicago.
In spite of what the gun-rights folks keep saying, this does not prove Chicago's tough gun laws don't work.  What this proves is that tough gun laws which are isolated in one particular city are useless if the surrounding cities and states have more lenient policies.  What this proves is that gun-rights activism, although it sounds great with all the talk of freedom and rights, is a total failure in practice.
Gun rights policies which are supposedly geared towards protecting the rights of law-abiding citizens are directly responsible for arming the criminals. That's why I blame the NRA and it's supporters as well as the folks who support loose gun laws.
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