I stand by my statement that there is an agenda in the media to make blacks distrust the police. Or perhaps more accurately to aggravate the distrust that is already there.
The real shame is that the people of America do not unite against the violence and through social media get petitions going to end guns in their communities that the government can'y ignore. With an election looming now is definitely the best time to persuade a presidential hopeful to take a stand and promise real gun reform not just do nothing.
ding, nice puzzle
Phil Chicago has a no guns law but that does not stop the 20 plus shootings a weekend their
that is not the answer
ellenz, the problem there is that the guns are coming into chicago from the surrounding states. it's like living in an apartment next to a neighbor that always has roaches.
If Chicago's gun problems are because the guns can be bought in the suburbs, then why do they have higher rates of gun violence than cities with less restrictive gun laws, which by the way have suburbs with easy access to guns too? The problem is not the guns. It is the drug dealers and inner city gangs that are the problem. If Chicago got serious about getting drug dealers and gang off the street it would make a serious dent in gun violence there.
Did you know that requiring felons to register their gun is unconstitutional? That was the finding of the Supreme Court in Haynes v. U.S. Since there are laws prohibiting felons from owning guns, requiring them to register their guns would violate the 5th amendment protection against self incrimination.
This is staring us all in the face. If Chicago's murder problem is because guns can be bought in surrounding suburbs and states, why don
Why don't the surrounding suburbs and states have higher murder rates than Chicago?
The issue of guns/shooting/felons is a most complicated one, and not subject to one-line, cable television responses. This country is deeply divided on a number of fronts: rich and poor, black and white, hispanic and non. Poverty has a huge effect, but we're not willing to address that. Nor are we willing to address the fact that a black criminal is many times more likely to be arrested for the same crime as a white criminal, which artifically either deflates the number of white criminals or inflates the number of blacks. And Phil, while you're right, election time seems to be the time for change, with our system of government, we're allowed to have multiple personalities. People *love* their Congressional representatives who are the pockets of the NRA, but those same people support gun control and support a president who is in favor of gun control.
I always love the "NRA's pockets" talking point. Like who funds the NRA? Mostly its members. So yeah, the people that are in the NRA fund Congressional representatives. What a terrible thing!
Perhaps "NRA's handmaidens" is more apt.
Hey! I must have made another mistake. I have an unresolvable non-unique rectangle. Rats.
DING. Really not hard at all. My mistakes must have come from the number of times I needed to keep three or four numbers in mind. 16.