GUN 3 teens fatally shot on Chicago's South Side-- Start of new AWB?

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  1. 99_civic_ex

    99_civic_ex Active Member

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    updated 6:48 p.m. PT, Fri., Feb. 20, 2009

    CHICAGO - Three teenagers, including a 13-year-old, were killed Friday in a shooting on Chicago's South Side that authorities believe involved an assault rifle.

    It appears "several individuals" attacked the teens, and shell casings found at the scene point to at least one assault rifle, said Police Superintendent Jody Weis.

    "It's just tragic, based on the guns that are on the streets, that three young men have lost their lives today," Weis said.

    Officials hope at least two surveillance video cameras near the crime scene will lead to clues, said police Cmdr. Eddie Welch, who added that investigators are looking at "multiple scenes."

    "They're in great positions," Welch said of the cameras.

    No one was in custody as of Friday night, Officer JoAnn Taylor said.

    The shooting occurred Friday afternoon about a block from Immaculate Conception School. It is not clear if any of the victims were students there.

    One of the teenagers died at the scene, officials said. The others died after being transported to area hospitals.

    University of Chicago Medical Center spokesman John Easton identified the 13-year-old victim as Johnny Edwards. The identities of the other two, ages 15 and 17, have not been released.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29309184
     
  2. Sardaukar

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    Sounds more like we need to eradicate gangs.
     
  3. Sardaukar

    Sardaukar Active Member

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    And who is that girl in your avatar?
     
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    This.
     
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    Soybomb New Member

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    you people need to take something for this ban anxiety
     
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    GarandBobcat New Member

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    :werd:

    Let's not stress and scream until a credible threat shows up. Not to belittle the bills currently in Congress, however.
    Let's just be a little bit more circumspect in sounding the alarms.
     
  7. SNDP

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    You mean like the president stating he wants to reinstate the assault weapons ban on an official government website change.gov and that such weapons only belong in the hands of the military? Something a little more credible than that?

    The president can do so with an executive order in 2 seconds, regardless of what congress says.
     
  8. MAD PUNK inDC

    MAD PUNK inDC Sic Semper Tyrannis

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    How would they know if it was an "assault weapon" just from the casings? :hsugh: This is a blanket and misleading term, and those casings could range from 9mm to .308, including many of the popular rifle calibers. Fucking media is always full of shit, and it's OUR job to call them out on it. I'm sending my email to them right now, including links to the latest FBI and DOJ statistics. I suggest you all do the same.
     
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    GarandBobcat New Member

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    He cannot make law like that by EO. the NRA et al would have a field day getting that one overturned by the first court that showed up.
    It's gross usurpation of powers.

    He may personally want them banned, but Congress is the branch that can actually do something about it, and thus far they haven't done anything substantive to that effect.
    Check the current bills. Do any have co-sponsors, aside from maybe the usual leftist, anti-rights nutbags? Have any of them been sent for debate anywhere, or are they rotting in committee for the 7th week since Congress opened its session?

    I'm not saying "ignore the possibility," I'm saying "don't be Chicken Little every time it looks like one of the usual suspects submits the same bill they do every year."

    It's possible to be alert, and be aware of the possibility, and prepared to fight, without having to scream about everything like it's the End of Days fast approaching.

    Chill.
     
  10. AustinL911

    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    Those young men would still be alive if it weren't for that Assault Rifle....
     
  11. hsmith

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    jesus christ

    shut the fuck up
     
  12. crazynova

    crazynova OT Supporter

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    Gang bangers are running around shooting each other with some .223 rifle here. My department has it right though, we are focusing on getting the illegal and stolen guns off the streets. We don't really care about the legally owned ones.
     
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    lol, chicago and all of cook county already has an assault weapons ban.

    How in the HECK did someone manage to get their hands on a banned assault weapon. :ugh:
     
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    Oh, You mean like the NRA got the first one overturned LOL
     
  15. Jhegro

    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    learn the system first before u speak.
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    The solution here is obvious: ban crime and it won't happen
     
  17. Liptonucf

    Liptonucf wee woo wee woo wee woo

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    this was the same thought that came into my head...apparently assault rifles imprint fear mongering slogans on the side of their ejected brass.
     
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    There never was an EO banning "assault weapons," and the NRA fought the 94 ban until it passed. Then they lobbied against renewing it.
    STFU and :gtfo:
     
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    What CSI machine are they using now that you can determine the gun being used solely based upon the casings left at the scene of the crime?
     
  20. hsmith

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    maybe it was one of those assault handguns :run:
     
  21. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Wow, those criminals just aren't obeying all these laws against killing people.

    If only we had a law that made it illegal for them to go buy a certain type of gun, they wouldn't have the tools they need to break the law.
     
  22. Liptonucf

    Liptonucf wee woo wee woo wee woo

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    last time I checked these people weren't procuring these guns in a legal manner in the first place.
     

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