posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 11:45 AM
There is an angle to this that people who do not live in Chicago are unaware of -
Most, if not all, of these type of shootings stem from *personal grudges*. It isn't about gangs (although the parties may be in a gang), and it
isn't about drugs (although drugs can be involved.)
The root cause of these shootings are personal grudges, arguments, slights, etc. And they are almost always carried out by and involve *young people*.
Mostly teens and younger.
Common sense will tell you that drug dealers - who wish to turn a profit and stay in business - are *not* going to go around shooting people and
bringing heat on themselves.
I live in Chicago, on the West side, and I watch the local news every day. ALL of this stuff is angry teens. Period.
Who in another place and time might simply get in a fist fight. Or start an argument over facebook because someone mocked their new car rims or looked
at their girlfriend.
It is NOT what you think it is.
And - the government here KNOWS THIS too. No one wants to take anyone's guns. They absolutely DO WANT to keep guns out of the hands of CHILDREN. And
of course these would be *illegal* weapons as children cannot legally own guns.
*This* is the arms trade they're looking to curtail. No one is going to take anyone's LEGAL guns.
It isn't even really *about guns*. It's about angry, unsupervised kids with too much time on their hands running amok. Just that simple.
And with the older perps and victims - again - 99% of the time there is some *personal grudge* (usually a very petty argument) behind these shootings.