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Chicago Sees Drop In Murders, Shootings After State Allows Legal Carry

Chicago Sees Drop In Murders, Shootings After State Allows Legal Carry

Last summer Illinois, acting to bring the state in compliance with federal court rulings upholding the right to bear arms, became the last state in the union to allow lawful carry of guns. The law took effect in January, and since then some 50,000 people have applied for permits and, through early March, about 5,000

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Chicago Police Superintendent: We’ll Probably Shoot Citizens Carrying Guns, Legal Or Not

This sure reads like it’s walking on the edge of an outright threat from Chicago police superintendent Garry McCarthy “You put more guns on the street expect more shootings,” McCarthy said. “I don’t care if they’re licensed legal firearms, people who are not highly trained… putting guns in their hands is a recipe for disaster. So

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Thanks To Out Of Control Pensions, Local Governments Spending More To Do Less

The right-left divide on government is between the liberal preference for high-tax, high-service government and the conservative preference for low-tax, low-service government. But thanks to out of control defined-benefit pensions, what Americans are increasingly getting is high-tax, low service government. The worst of both worlds: Local governments are spending less on public services because public

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Minnesota, Missouri Considering Gun Confiscation Bills

In Missouri, Democrats have introduced a bill requiring anyone owning an “assault weapon” or high-capacity magazine to “Remove the assault weapon or large capacity magazine from the state of Missouri” or “Surrender the assault weapon or large capacity magazine to the appropriate law enforcement agency for destruction.” Minnesota is considering a similar bill: 10.20 Sec.

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Shootings In Gun-Controlled Chicago Worse Than In Al Capone Days

Is gun control really doing anything to protect Chicagoans from gun violence? The facts say no: February 1, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — In this I-Team report, Chicago’s rising murder rate in a new context, how the numbers of shooting deaths compare to the city’s most notorious crime era, the one that has tarnished Chicago’s reputation

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Gun-Controlled Chicago Sees More American Deaths Than Afghanistan War Zone

Via Gateway Pundit, there were 405 coalition casualties in Afghanistan in 2012, and 310 of them were Americans (72% of US war casualties in Afghanistan have come under President Obama). In Chicago, which claims some of the strictest gun control policies in America, there were 532 homicides in 2012. Yet, still, Chicago’s officials blame all

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Ed Schultz: There’s No Gun Control In Chicago

Ed Schultz, who once touted himself as a “gun toting liberal” because of his fondness for hunting, has been one of the loudest advocates for gun control on MSNBC because he’s a media whore who says what he’s paid to say. But you’d think even an erstwhile “gun toting liberal” would know that Chicago is

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Chicago To Crack Down On High-Calorie Vending Machines

Remember, all you smoking ban supporters out there, this is the precedent we set when we set the precedent for public health to include regulating time/place for the consumption of legal but unhealthy substances. It’s a slippery slope, and fat is the new smoking: Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he’s cracking down on the caloric

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Chicago Alderman Still Demanding That Chick-Fil-A Conform To His Politics

Last week I wrote about reports indicating a Chicago alderman had demanded, as the cost of getting his support for building permits, that Chick-fil-A refrain from giving financial support to groups that oppose gay marriage.  But then Chick-fil-A made it clear in a press release that they’d agreed to no such stipulation. Now the alderman,

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The Price Of Chick-Fil-A Building In Chicago Is Abandoning Their Free Speech

I disagree with Chick-fil-A’s position on homosexual marriage, but I think that the privately-owned company is entitled to their opinion and should be able to hold it without being bullied by political leaders.  Which is exactly what just happened in Chicago where a city alderman has dropped his opposition to the fast food building a

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