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OFA organizer Eileen Soderstrom welcomes the audience at Monday's Organizing for Action Day of Action against Gun Violence at the Chicago Temple 77 W. Washington St.
Jordan S. Zoot April 15, 2014 at 04:46 pm
Too bad they aren't bright enough to distinguish between GUN violence and gang violence. The problemRead More isn't firearms...its ILLEGAL firearms in the hands of prohibited persons. Gun control doesn't work...Chicago ranks DEAD LAST in Federal prosecutions under existing firearm laws. Thats a good place to start the changes.
Grumpy Old Man April 16, 2014 at 09:20 am
There will never be a resolution of violence until we stop using the idiotic term "gunRead More violence" or "gun victim." or excuse it on the basis that it somehow just represents the tragedy of persons killed by "guns." The violence is committed by people, in the majority by gang bangers out to protect their drug dealing (these murders far surpass the news media's favorite topic - multiple murders by a single man in a single incident such as Newton, Columbine, Fort Hood, etc.). It is easy to avoid placing responsibility on these gang bangers by implying that if it wasn't for the gun they wouldn't be killing anyone. Of course if there were no guns no one would be killed by a gun but there are, and restrictions on legal ownership are ineffective against gang bangers. They don't bother to comply with them. You never hear the term knife violence and it wasn't used in reporting on the recent school incident in Pennsylvania. Until the focus is on the gang bangers and others who commit crimes, until we stop rationalizing violence on the so called economic conditions (the vast majority of blacks and Hispanics are not gang bangers, do not run around shooting or knifing people and are themselves the most frequent victims of these attacks) we will never resolve the problem of violence or bring it under control.
sklogw April 17, 2014 at 03:59 pm
If parents taught their children how to humans and not animals, spent time with them, kept them outRead More of gangs, kept them in school and out of street life, I'm sure gun violence would lessen. Look within your four walls before you blame others.
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