It’s Chicago Gangs – Not Illinois Gun Owners – That Cause Violence

Published by the LearnAboutGuns.com Author on May 16, 2008 at 7:28 am
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Anti gun special interest groups are trying to use the recent gang violence in Chicago to justify the recently proposed draconian gun control laws.  The problem with this whole premise is simple:

The gang members responsible for the violence all used guns illegally.  As convicted felons they are prohibited from possessing guns, and as residents of Chicago they are also banned from having handguns.  Yet the gang members ignored the gun bans, just as they ignored the laws against murder, selling drugs, and robbery.

Rather than pushing for a gun ban, our politicians should focus on enforcing the existing laws to keep residents of Illinois safe, rather than blaming guns and passing new gun control laws which the criminals will just ignore.

More information, including recent news reports on this gang violence  an be seen here.

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