• there could be too nnany people with guns around
    • ReiSan
      Or perhaps not enough of them.
  • Excess gun control is tyrannical and stupid. Strict gun laws disarm law-abiding citizens and make them easy victims to criminals who have guns. Chicago is strong evidence that gun control does not work.
    • CelesteLeeFKAC*
      Chicago is proof that there is a criminal conspiracy to take away our freedoms and rights.
    • Archie Bunker
      And won't the people bitch when the cops do get tougher on the thugs?
  • Exactly.
  • 66 people shot in one weekend, in one city - that is ludicrous. Comparatively in the UK, we had 35 shootings last year. In the US, there was 35,000. I know we have a lot of knife crime instead, but those figures speak volumes. For once I'm glad to be on this side of the pond, By the way Archie, you'll never get a job advertising America for the tourist trade.
    • Archie Bunker
      Gun crimes went up 42% from 2016 to 2017. Knife crimes went up 24%. London has had 88 murders so far in 2018, the majority of them from guns. My point being, that even in countries where you're not allowed to have guns, you're still gonna have guns.
  • One solution would be to increase police numbers, but that seems to be beyond comprehension. What is the difference between tight gun control in Chicago and other cities?
    • Archie Bunker
      Increasing the number of cops I don't believe, is going to do anything, Linda. The people don't seem to want them around most of the time. Even the cops are complaining that with all the citizens crying about all the shootings, no one is coming forward to help. They want the cops to solve the crimes but aren't willing to help. Besides that, what happens if you increase patrols in those neighborhoods? The same thing that always happens. Some black dude will get blasted by the cops for pulling a gun on them and then the citizenry will riot because the cops killed someone's little boy who never meant to hurt anyone. As you can probably tell, I'm a little cynical when it comes to people because happy with the police. 16 years of law enforcement will do that.
  • Gun control anywhere in the U.S. won't work because they have this stupid idea everyone should have a gun and it is their right to.
    • Archie Bunker
      Maybe because it is our right. At least here in 'Merica!
  • probably cause people are going to get guns anyways

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