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Well let me ask you this then. I've spent a lot of time in Bulgaria, Russia and Italy. Know what's common in those places? Insane drivers with little respect for others or apparently, little respect for the value of their own lives.
I've seen absolutely insane driving in those places on a regular basis. But even with that lack of respect on the roadways they aren't going around shooting one another at even 5% of the rate we see in Chicago.
So what's your theory as to why lack of respect on the roadways leads to massive shootings in Chicago but has no apparent correlation elsewhere?
I'd add, even by Chicago poverty standards I've been in poorer areas in Bulgaria and Russia. My wife's grandparents didn't even have indoor plumbing. That's right, want to drop a deuce, go squat in the out-house. We actually just bought that house and I'll have to find a way to build an indoor bathroom. And guess what? That poverty there again doesn't lead to shooting one another. Outside the odd mafia hit there are no shootings for the most part. They gypsy villages are one of the saddest things I've seen, far worse than any Chicago poverty and they don't go around shooting or killing others either. So poverty isn't the reason.
Seems to me it's culture. Inner city American culture which worships gang life and puts no value on stable families and education.
Well that does not seem to be stopping them doing so or using them to commit killings.
Illegal or otherwise to carry they are not exactly hard to get a hold of nether considering the black, white, and grey market that surrounds there distribution.
originally posted by: Perfectenemy
It would be much safer for the innocent citizens to just abandon Chicago and leave the criminals to their own devices. When they keep killing each other at least nothing of value would be lost. Just move back in when they are done. Problem solved.
originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: xuenchen
Non the less they do the same damage legal or otherwise.
I get that Americans hold with the right to bear arms, but at some point you need to consider the damage that these weapons legal or otherwise inflict upon your population.
Fact is a significant percentage of the people who commit firearms offences are way to crazy to be allowed to carry such weaponry, legally or otherwise.
Edit: On reflection that's a lot of "legally or otherwise" statements from me. LoL
And i get that the majority of people will disagree with my assessment regarding the matter but the facts are self evident.
originally posted by: xuenchen
Hey Jackass -- Chicago Shootings active ongoing lists
Chicago is so famous, we have our own shootings website !!