Chicago’s First Murder of the New Year – despite the handgun ban

Published by the Author on January 1, 2009 at 6:05 pm > Gun Related News > Chicago’s First Murder of the New Year – despite the handgun ban

As reported, David Garrett, 47, of the 5100 block of West Potomac Avenue, was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head on the 100 block of Green Street around 2:15 am on January 1, 2009. A second person was also reportedly shot during the same incident, and is in serious to critical condition.  The gunman fled after shooting the victims.

The new year was just a couple hours old, and already a Chicago resident was murdered by a criminal who ignored the decades old gun ban (as well as the many state laws that prohibit carrying a gun and shooting someone).  Just as criminals ignored the handgun ban in 2008, and caused the Chicago murder rate to skyrocket, it seems that they will continue to do so in 2009.  Chicago’s Mayor Daley and other anti gun activists should make a new year’s resolution to address the true causes of crime, rather than blaming guns and making it harder for Chicago’s citizens to defend themselves against violent criminals; especially when the legal system is failing to protect the victims.

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    I have to admit, I use to be an ardent anti-gun person, but as the years progress I find it more and more difficult to just pass the blame on guns. I think it was Finland, who has the highest gun ownership in the world correct? And they have a very low murder rate as well. This is something that is ingrained in culture that requires much more than a piece of paper saying, “No you can’t have this”.

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    There has been recently a discussiona about taxi drivers and limo drivers in Chicago whether they should have electric shockers or maybe even gus equipped with rubber bullets in limos or sedans.

    Just another driver,

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      Taxi and limo drivers should have electric shockers or other protection. I would also recommend surveilance cams simply because there were so many drivers who were injured or killed. This is a sad discussion. Good luck.