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originally posted by: BubbaJoe
originally posted by: Vroomfondel
originally posted by: introvert
a reply to: Vroomfondel
How would you explain the criminal acts of big banks and their billion dollar schemes?
That is quite different than crime of poverty.
The amount of people impoverished in Chicago, only a city, is almost half that of the entire population of the neighboring state of Iowa.
You don't see a problem there? Why would you steal a loaf of bread when you can kill someone for their gold chain, pawn it and feed yourself for a month?
Poverty is the issue.
Actually, greed and poverty are two places on the same scale. Both think they should have more than they do. And both are willing to commit crime to get it.
There are a lot of poor people who do not commit crime. More than those who do. If you had any idea at all what you were talking about, you would stop now. But that isn't going to happen is it...
You should see the thugs you are talking about first hand, up close and personal, like I do. Remember, I live here. These guys have gold chains falling out their butts, which are permanently exposed for the world to see. They have grills and bling and air jordans for every day of the week. You give them a gold chain to pawn, they wont buy bread with it. They will buy another gun. obama feeds the kids for them. As long as momma keeps having babies the family gets a raise every year. That is the mentality and there is no job that will change that.
You really have no idea what you are talking about. Honestly, its not just disliking you. You really have no clue.
You do a really good job of pointing out the problems, as Introvert has asked many times in this thread, what are the solutions?
But what information is being evalulated of a person should be explicitly made known.
Under the current NICS system, buyers may be denied the purchase of a firearm for reasons such as being indicted or convicted of a felony, admitting to being addicted to a controlled substances, having been dishonorably discharged from the Armed Forces, being subject to a restraining order, as well as other regulations.
Since its implementation in 1998, 2.1 million background checks have been denied out of 118 million requests, or almost 2%.
originally posted by: CB328
They overturned their gun ban in 2012 yet there's more killings than ever, so obviously gun control isn't responsible for crime. How anyone with a brain could think that is beyond.
When you cram millions of people into a ghetto with no resources what do you expect to happen?
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Vroomfondel
In fact, in the first quarter of 2014, Chicago hit a 56 year low.
It was also a pretty miserable winter. That sort of slows everything down.
How was it that summer?
Check the statistics, every first quarter has a lower rate of violent crime. Doesn't seem that anyone is taking advantage of the weather to commit crimes
The bad guys know that it slows the police down too. Tie up traffic enough and its help yourself at the corner market.
originally posted by: galadofwarthethird
a reply to: jhn7537
Maybe they cant afford fireworks and just decided to use the trusty glock to celebrate the new year. This is not so much a indication of crime, more or less of stupidity, hopefully there aiming in the air at the least. But who knows eh.
No one in Chicago received a permit until the end of March. The crime rate had been falling long before the law changed. To attribute the drop in crime to the the new law makes no sense. None.
I think its partially a matter of what you are looking for in the results and where you look for them.