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

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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 of this crime on the existence of guns. In fact, Chicago’s Police Chief Gary McCarthy said during a radio interview that despite the fact that Illinois must begin issuing concealed carry permits, in accordance with recent Supreme Court decisions, he’ll still instruct his officers to shoot any citizen they see with a gun:

“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 I’ll train our officers that there is a concealed carry law, but when somebody turns with a firearm in their hand the officer does not have an obligation to wait to get shot to return fire and we’re going to have tragedies as a result of that. I’m telling you right up front.”

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  1. NCO77

    January 14th, 2013

    Now, in the bizarro world we live in, Rahm A..whipe is going to capital hill to demand more gun control. I marvel every day that these people can say and do the things they say and do without catching on fire.

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  2. KF

    January 14th, 2013

    Aside from Chicago and A-Stan the most dangerous place to be is between Shmuck Schumer and a TV camera, he’ll mow anyone down.

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  3. Unneutral

    January 14th, 2013

    A liberal’s mind is crippled with the belief that they have all the answers even when proven wrong.

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  4. Christy944

    January 14th, 2013

    So what is highly trained? Police have to qualify twice a year – right? My 4H’er trains 2x a month on muzzle loader, pistol, rifle, shotgun, safety, and personal responsibility.

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  5. Unruly Refugee

    January 14th, 2013

    If conservatives had more news media outlets we might be able to compete with all that liberal prog propaganda and get the real statistics to the public.

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  6. eternal cracker p

    January 14th, 2013

    Conceal carry does not equal more guns.

    For Chicago specifically, the law states: Gun possession is permitted only inside a dwelling, not in a garage or on the outside grounds of the property.

    Conceal carry does NOT mean anything in Chicago because of Chicago specific law — The shootings that took (and continue to take) place in Chicago streets are the result of criminals who conceal or open carry regardless of possession restrictive laws.

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  7. Death_By_Farts

    January 14th, 2013

    “So I’ll train our officers that there is a concealed carry law, but when somebody turns with a firearm in their hand the officer does not have an obligation to wait to get shot to return fire and we’re going to have tragedies as a result of that. I’m telling you right up front.”

    That closing statement sounds like a threat to me, asshole!

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  8. srdem65

    January 14th, 2013

    From the media reports on the shootings (not just the killings) it seems that most of them are ambush style, not face to face fighting. Bystanders are shot or killed as often as the intended target.

    Assuming there are decent, law-abiding people who live in the kill-zones, the question is this; Why do they stay there, why don’t they move to a safer location? Drama, excitement?

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  9. MNHawk

    January 14th, 2013

    Since Afghanistan has 10 times the people of Chitholistan, a more proper comparison would be 405 deaths in Afghanistan compared to a projected 5,000 plus in Chitcago.

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  10. old_oaks

    January 14th, 2013

    I think McCarthy has some street lights to shoot out or maybe some parking tickets to have a drunken tirade over.

    Seriously someone like HIM in the position he’s in commenting about anything?

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  11. bubba

    January 14th, 2013

    bubba would think no more of taking that punk out than the coyotes that threaten bubbas live stock. bubba says he’s a punk ass punk that should be charged with conveying a threat. bubba hates bullies and bubba is pretty pissed right now with that waste of dna. BUBBA IS REALLY ANGRY.

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  12. bubba

    January 14th, 2013

    bubba apologizes for his outburst.

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  13. Jeff

    January 14th, 2013

    Would some one please educate the Police Chief that shooting first and asking questions later is NOT how you win the hearts and minds of the populace. Treat us as if the citzens are the enemy, they will respond in kind. There too many LEOs out there who think they can do any damn thing they want, while wearing a uniform with a badge or the letters of some alphabet soup government agency.

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  14. Ohio Dan

    January 14th, 2013

    I love this, you gotta have oodles of training to use a gun safely. If you have half a brain you can get the fundamentals of using a weapon in an hour. Proficiency comes with practice. Safety and when to use it comes with the afore mentioned half a brain. Of the 500+ shootings in Chi Town, I am willing to bet, the average IQ is somewhere south of 80.

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  15. Tim

    January 14th, 2013

    Why doesn’t Rahm make shooting people illegal in Chicago?

    But all seriousness aside, Chicago’s problems are like the turds fighting each other out in the septic tank – I just really don’t care.

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  16. Buffalobob

    January 14th, 2013

    Gun-Controlled Chicago Sees More American Deaths Than Afghanistan War Zone. I don’t know if I can believe that. After all the MSM has not published the daily body counts of US causalities since, ahh, ahh, ahh, never mind.

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  17. Twellsy

    January 14th, 2013

    These A-holes are so busy trying to usurp our rights that they fail to see that concealed carry works pretty well, no, damn well in the states that have it. Shoot-outs in the streets were predicted. Didn’t happen.

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