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Climate change is the cause for the gun violence in Chicago?

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    whoisitposted 4 years ago

    You can't make this stuff up.

    If the heat is causing people to kill in Chicago then it should be really dangerous in Phoenix.

    http://www.isthatbaloney.com/former-pla … nge-video/

    1. Zelkiiro profile image84
      Zelkiiroposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      There are many causes for gun violence, but I am extremely skeptical that a bout of warm weather is among those causes.

    2. bBerean profile image60
      bBereanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      With all the gun control in place in Chicago, where do they get the guns?  Don't the criminals know it is illegal to have them?  What are they thinking?  wink

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        Education Answerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        They forgot to put up more "no weapons" signs.  That's the real problem.

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          whoisitposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          http://s3.hubimg.com/u/7636254_f248.jpg

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      Education Answerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      We should ban the heat.  What we need is heat control.  Heat causes violence.  Eliminating heat would save lives.

  2. junko profile image81
    junkoposted 4 years ago

    Unemployment and the lack of hope of meaningful employment is the majority reason for gun violence in American cities.

    1. Zelkiiro profile image84
      Zelkiiroposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Once again, I don't think that's it. I, myself, am unemployed at the moment, and the thought of shooting up people has never once crossed my mind. I mean, who can even afford to shoot people up? Ammunition is expensive!

      1. junko profile image81
        junkoposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Zelkiiro, If you don't think thats it, thats o'k, if you don't want to think about it. You can't put yourself in  mind set of the premanently 40% unemployed for decades. That would be like comparing your economic activities with the economic activity of the Federal Government. Its like comparing oranges and apples. Trust me Zelkiiro, I'm an underclassman, massive long term group unemployment causes violence, always have and always will.

        1. Zelkiiro profile image84
          Zelkiiroposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          My post was more in jest than anything. But if we're gonna be serious, the marginal majority of gun violence is more likely to come from inner-city gangs fighting over territory and drugs. And only one of those things can be solved via legalization.

          But naturally, there will be those who believe thousands of people dying in the streets by getting shot in the face is preferable to some people getting high off their ass in their apartment somewhere.

          1. junko profile image81
            junkoposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            zelkiiro, I was not jesting when I said, unemployment and not climate change was the cause of gun violence in Chicago. I thought you didn't really know that truth. That problem can't be solved by legalization of guns it's an employment problem. Iam sorry I don't trivialize gun violence, it's serious here.

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              whoisitposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Isn't unemployment higher in Detroit, did they have more people murdered there than Chicago?

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                JaxsonRaineposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Not sure, but I did see this recently about Baltimore.

                http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryla … 7229.story

                217 murders
                90% male
                94% black
                95% adult
                79% with criminal records
                61% with drug arrests
                45% with prior gun crimes

                82% victims with criminal records
                68% victims with drug arrests
                37% victims with prior gun crimes

                I would imagine most large urban areas are going to be somewhat similar to this. It's usually drug-related, usually gang-related, and usually happens between people who have records, both the suspect and the victim.

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      Education Answerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Blame President Obama's economy?  It certainly has some part in America's violence, doesn't it?

      1. Zelkiiro profile image84
        Zelkiiroposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I honestly doubt it. Our current level of gun violence is bad and all, but it's been on a general downhill slide since the mid-90s.

  3. Cody Hodge5 profile image61
    Cody Hodge5posted 4 years ago

    Oh sure, when Sarah Palin says that Paul Revere rode through Boston because the British were going to take our arms away.......

    Don't you dare mock Sarah Palin!

    But if a non-political figure says something equally stupid, its just liberal nonsense that should be bashed for days?

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      whoisitposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Sarah Palin is a non political person.

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      Education Answerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Close enough.  On April 19, 1775, the British tried to take military supplies from the colonists, resulting in the Battles of Lexington and Concord.  While she's not entirely right, she has the general idea.  This really isn't that stupid, and it has far more merit than you are giving to it.

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      whoisitposted 4 years ago

      This is at the beginning of my driveway.
      http://s4.hubimg.com/u/7636259_f248.jpg

      1. kerryg profile image86
        kerrygposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Did I miss a memo? When did we get the right to shoot people for driving down our driveway?

        http://nbclatino.com/2013/01/29/georgia … olice-say/

      2. Zelkiiro profile image84
        Zelkiiroposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Oho...so you're not just a Conservative obstructionist; you're a Conservative obstructionist nutjob!

     
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