Chicago takes gun debate role

City has experienced most deadly january in more than a decade

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Feb. 4, 2013 6:40 p.m.

    Barry is barking up the wrong tree. Alcohol is more damaging then guns, french fries, or all wars put together.

    Where's the example?

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 2, 2013 8:11 a.m.

    I think the fact that Chicago is run completely by a dem party machine also contributes to the violence there. Dems LOVE to create a situation of total dependence to ensure they stay ensconced in power. economic dependence is one thing, but when they can make you feel your very life is dependent on them, then they really have you. BO just wants to recreate Chicago's corruption in the WH and on Capitol Hill.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Feb. 2, 2013 7:41 a.m.

    @ Pagan
    Nonsense. The gun violence in Chicago is almost exclusively caused by unlicensed owners using street-traded weapons without serial numbers.
    The same goes for the overwhelming majority of street crime. If Chief Burbank weren't on his liberal crusade he would confirm that for Salt Lake as well.
    Domestic gun violence and accidental deaths are a different matter. Some are registered; some are not. Most are not properly stored, but you don't want the NRA teaching weapon safety.
    Although there are plenty of domestic deaths from guns it is clear that hammers, gasoline, kitchen knives and even automobiles can be lethal weapons. Even a pillow or a plastic bag will do. Let us ban them all and have Nanny regulate them.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 1, 2013 9:57 p.m.

    Criminals no longer steal guns.

    They purchase them legally, due to lax gun laws.

    My example would be the shooter in Colorado. Every gun he used to kill Americans in that theatre was purchased legally.

    Including the 6,000 rounds of ammunition.

  • 3grandslams Iowa City, IA
    Feb. 1, 2013 8:48 p.m.

    This is a no brainer. Strict, draconian gun control equals criminal freedom. They don't care about "control". Control to them means "easy target". This is not hard to figure out. Why is it even a debate. Thanks Chicago and DC for showing the world liberal (does anyone find it ironic that liberals are more about taking things away, control, force etc. not to liberal) policies on guns (restriction) does not, will never work.

    Guns are not the source of the problem. People are the problem. When will we admit that? When will we help people and stop the "let the eat cake" atttitudes. Get a dose of reality!