posted on Jul, 1 2013 @ 07:14 AM
Originally posted by xuenchen
reply to post by ManFromEurope
Easier said than done my friend.
Chicago is a complicated place.
Most efforts have failed.
It would take a full military take-over to solve the gang problem.
Big underground money involved.
They've been 'raiding' for a long time, they stuff keeps getting 'shipped' in;
November 14, 2001
SOUTH SIDE — Chicago police and other agencies have launched an investigation after a raid at a Chicago Housing Authority high-rise netted 1,000
rounds of ammunition, two assault rifles, a handgun and a grenade.
Public Housing Section Cmdr. Ernest Brown said it was unusual to find so much firepower in one raid, noting that the two rifles were "military-type
armaments designed for maximum kill potential."
CHA raid nets ammunition, grenade
edit on Jul-01-2013 by xuenchen because: (no reason given)
I was a cop in neighboring Wisconsin during the 70's until '81. Chicago was a war zone then. In fact the current gun laws were born of those
times. Obviously, it has not helped, but we still hear the hue and cry for more laws being raised by certain groups of people.
The debacle that was the Boston Bombing response by "law enforcement" should indicate to most rational folks that the police/quasi military approach
is inefficient at best. The trampling of rights and the failure to apprehend one lone, injured man, until a citizen found him after the Draconian
lockdown was lifted, can only be called a fail.
I think that we all, ultimately, are responsible for the preservation of our own life. If there were no cops, no society and no one to stand between
me and the lion, I would sure like to have something powerful enough to stop him without my having to close with him and risk injury or death.
Concealed carry will bring peace of mind to people who are capable and willing to defend themselves but not inclined to look for trouble or defy the
odds by engaging in risky behavior. In other words, people who are using their wits and wisdom to protect themselves will continue to do so. They
will hardly strap on a shootin' iron and go confront the gangs or look for gunfights. They will just feel better and more empowered, and that
persona will be a deterrent to would be criminals. Easy victims are their forte, not someone who will fight back.
You will still see gang on gang gun violence in Chicago, but I suspect that there will be less crime against the citizenry.