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    Default More US Citizens Shot Dead in Chicago than in Iraq and Afghanistan Combined

    Deaths by shooting have reached the highest ever level in Chicago, with massive numbers of guns flooding the place recently.

    "More US Citizens Shot Dead in Chicago than in Iraq and Afghanistan Combined"

    http://www.bbc.com/news/av/magazine-...ets-of-chicago
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    Default Re: More US Citizens Shot Dead in Chicago than in Iraq and Afghanistan Combined

    There are places a lot worse...

    Most Dangerous Cities In The World

    Even with a near record-breaking 762 murders in 2016 Chicago didn't even make it into the top 50. The murder per capita rate in Caracas is four times higher.
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    Default Re: More US Citizens Shot Dead in Chicago than in Iraq and Afghanistan Combined

    Quote Originally Posted by TotalMayhem View Post
    There are places a lot worse...

    Most Dangerous Cities In The World

    Even with a near record-breaking 762 murders in 2016 Chicago didn't even make it into the top 50. The murder per capita rate in Caracas is four times higher.
    Interesting. Drug related ? Where are the guns coming from ?

    Chicago is at over 500 deaths already this year - there is a feeling that something is going on.
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    Default Re: More US Citizens Shot Dead in Chicago than in Iraq and Afghanistan Combined

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    Deaths by shooting have reached the highest ever level in Chicago, with massive numbers of guns flooding the place recently.

    "More US Citizens Shot Dead in Chicago than in Iraq and Afghanistan Combined"

    http://www.bbc.com/news/av/magazine-...ets-of-chicago
    no wonder its like that if you call the cops in america they come out and kill you!!!!

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    Default Re: More US Citizens Shot Dead in Chicago than in Iraq and Afghanistan Combined

    Quote Originally Posted by dedogs View Post
    no wonder its like that if you call the cops in america they come out and kill you!!!!
    Cops in the US do seem to be trigger-happy. Latest one now is that an Aussie girl was shot dead by cops when she reported a possible rape.

    http://www.news.com.au/world/north-a...58bc068b8b4ac2
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    Default Re: More US Citizens Shot Dead in Chicago than in Iraq and Afghanistan Combined

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post

    Chicago is at over 500 deaths already this year - there is a feeling that something is going on.
    What 'feeling' would that be now, pray tell?
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    Default Re: More US Citizens Shot Dead in Chicago than in Iraq and Afghanistan Combined

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    Where are the guns coming from ?
    God bless the Second Amendment, the NRA, and infantry assault rifles.

    Of course assault weapons are banned in Cook County, however, something like this is perfectly legal since it qualifies as a semi-automatic "sport weapon"... but like most AR-15 derivatives it can easily be converted to "full auto".



    Still not sure where this thread is headed. Are we talking about violent crimes in Chicago, Illinois (while the murder rate in St. Louis, Baltimore, Detroit, New Orleans is much higher)? Gun laws in the U.S. in general? What about the shocking gun violence in "socialist" Caracas, Venezuela (where the murder rate is four times higher)? Or Mexico? They have very strict gun laws there but tens of thousands illegal firearms being smuggled from the US.

    Why Mexico’s drug cartels love America’s gun laws
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    Default Re: More US Citizens Shot Dead in Chicago than in Iraq and Afghanistan Combined

    Some more statistics:

    Annual murder totals in Chicago by year

    Murder in the United States by state

    Washington, D.C. isn't too far off either with 24.2 murders (per 100k inhabitants)
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    Default Re: More US Citizens Shot Dead in Chicago than in Iraq and Afghanistan Combined

    Quote Originally Posted by TotalMayhem View Post
    God bless the Second Amendment, the NRA, and infantry assault rifles.

    Of course assault weapons are banned in Cook County, however, something like this is perfectly legal since it qualifies as a semi-automatic "sport weapon"... but like most AR-15 derivatives it can easily be converted to "full auto".



    Still not sure where this thread is headed. Are we talking about violent crimes in Chicago, Illinois (while the murder rate in St. Louis, Baltimore, Detroit, New Orleans is much higher)? Gun laws in the U.S. in general? What about the shocking gun violence in "socialist" Caracas, Venezuela (where the murder rate is four times higher)? Or Mexico? They have very strict gun laws there but tens of thousands illegal firearms being smuggled from the US.

    Why Mexico’s drug cartels love America’s gun laws
    The situation in Venezuela is most definitely worth discussing - perhaps a separate thread is needed, or is there an old one which could be bumped?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse go Deo View Post
    The situation in Venezuela is most definitely worth discussing
    The LA Times calls it a "raging homicide epidemic".
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    Default Re: More US Citizens Shot Dead in Chicago than in Iraq and Afghanistan Combined

    Quote Originally Posted by pluralist View Post
    Cops in the US do seem to be trigger-happy. Latest one now is that an Aussie girl was shot dead by cops when she reported a possible rape.

    http://www.news.com.au/world/north-a...58bc068b8b4ac2
    thats the very exact 1 i was thinking of mate....

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