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Bill Quick

Twenty-One Shot, 2 Killed Overnight in Chicago Violence – NBC News.com

Following a particularly violent Fourth of July weekend, violence in Chicago continued Saturday with 21 people shot overnight, including three people wounded outside a Northwest Side pizza restaurant.

The shooting took place around 10 p.m. Friday in the 6000 block of West Fullerton Avenue when someone opened fire on three people outside Marco’s Pizza in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood, according to authorities.

Police were combing through evidence during the evening hours and inspecting a delivery vehicle at the scene.

Apparently the de facto, if not de jure ban on the private possession of firearms is continuing to have the usual effect:  “Gun free zones” that are in effect free fire zones.  I’m betting that most of the victims – as well as most of the shooters – voted for Barack Obama, if they voted at all.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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Bloody Chicago — 3 Comments

  1. Hypothetically, if one were to vent stress by trolling for muggers, one could do worse than trolling in a gun-free city. The normal body counts over weekend nights are so high that one or two or eight dead muggers are lost in the noise.

      • I don’t hide the fact that I used to play Death Wish, a la the crappy Charles Bronson movie (redundancy alert), I just don’t give enough details for anyone to connect anything I may or may not have done to any particular thing the stupid pigs may have in their unsolved crimes files. To the extent that defending oneself from a mugger is a crime.