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Chicago vs. Phoenix: The Deadly Truth About Gun Laws and Violence

April 9, 2017 By Eric Walters

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The Vicious Cycle Of Mindless Chicago Politics

Chicagos's gun deaths increase - gun laws are tightened - gun deaths increase - gun laws are tightened; on and on goes the cycle as more and more law abiding Americans die at the hands of armed Chicago criminals who feel no need to obey the devastating gun-restrictions laws that leave the good guys defenseless . . . and dead.

Insanity: Doing he same thing over and over expecting different results.

C.E. Dyer reports that the rampant violence in the city of Chicago resulted in over 700 deaths in 2016 alone, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The Tribune reported:

For comparison, Chicago has had more homicides than New York City and Los Angeles combined - two major cities that have far larger populations.

Based on official statistics reported by the Tribune, NYC and LA combined for 565 homicides and 2,117 shootings - far less than Chicago.

Gang activity, the flow of illegal firearms (yet strict restrictions on legal gun ownership...), poverty, and lowered morale among officers who have faced increased scrutiny and a U.S. Department of Justice investigation following a video of the fatal officer involved shooting of a black teenager, Laquan McDonald; these are all contributing factors.

According to the Tribune, officers have explained that they are skittish about every action they take for fear of another viral video, being sued or fired from the job.

The situation in Chicago is an absolute mess and something needs to be done about it. President Trump campaigned in part on the concept of the restoration of "law and order" in this country. There are many prongs to making that happen, but when you see the cold, hard facts in cities like Chicago, it is abundantly clear that things need to change.

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