posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 04:30 PM
actually there is 4 threads on this subject.
My take on the subject? Pasted from one of the other threads:
I just received a phone call from an old roommate. Last year he moved out and went to Chicago. Prior to him leaving I warned him about staying away
from Chicago and most major cities for that matter, and gave him my entire list for why I wouldn't move. So today he calls me up and his first words
are," You know, I don't think there is anything worse than having to call you on the phone and tell you that you are right." He then begins to tell
me about the National Guard may be deployed in Chicago.
I agree with other posters. I attribute this spike in crime due to the fact that your average law abiding citizen is not permitted to own firearms.
The problem with gun laws are that the law abiding will follow the law. The criminals do not. They are breaking the law anyway, hence why they are
"criminals", so why would they follow a gun law?
interesting to also note, the city of Chicago is filled with cameras everywhere. HERE is an AP article titled "Cameras make Chicago most closely
So with all these cameras available, how is it that you can not catch these criminals? In this case I should say "murders" since the OP's article
is in reference to the number of homicides. Obviously these cameras are not doing anything to deter crime, gun laws are doing nothing to deter
If you are one of those people who feel that the Federal Government is over stepping it authority, I urge you to get involved in Politics at the state
level. Get involved in politics in your own communities. The fight starts with the States. They must stand up to the Federal Government. So get
involved. Know who is running in your area, know what they stand for, look at their voting records, and please do everyone a favor and look at 3rd
party candidates and stopped being duped into the 2 party ping pong system.