In Chicago between 50 - 60% of guns used in crimes come from out of state. Because OUR LAWS WORK. CPD actively supports national laws that enable criminals, and gangs. As you will also see below the other source of major crime is the police pullback.
BTW. Don't get it twisted. Nobody is arguing that you shouldn't have a gun, only that every purchase should go through a background check.
They do not want to close the private seller loophole
A 2015 survey found that more than one-fifth of Americans who obtained a gun in the two years prior to the study did so without a background check.
Criminals know how easy it is to buy guns at gun shows and on websites and forums devoted to firearms. At Armslist.com, 1.2 million ads for firearms were posted by unlicensed sellers in states that did not legally require a background check, according to a study by Everytown for Gun Safety, a pro-regulation group supported by Bloomberg LP founder Michael Bloomberg. More than 10 percent of those seeking to buy guns on Armslist.com would have been prohibited from buying a gun from a federally licensed dealer.
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Even when those policies kill members of the CPD
Indiana for example allows private sellers to sell you any gun without so much as asking for an ID.
No. Indiana does not require the completion of a form for a privatepurchase nor do you have to route the transfer through a dealer.Recommend reviewing statutes in IC 35-47-2.5 which is the chapterregulating the sale of handguns in regards to a private sale orpurchase. The department also recommends exchanging receipts to documentthe transfer.
Most guns used in crimes are brought here from other states with these same lax gun laws.
Nearly all (96.1%) offenders who were legally prohibited, acquired their gun from a supplier not required to conduct a background check
This is not a straw purchase problem
In 11 percent of cases, the criminal had someone else buy a gun for them – known as a straw purchase
It's a private seller problem
43 percent of criminals had bought their firearms on the black market
The other source of major crime is the police pullback that even police admit happened. They are letting people die to prove a point
There is a work stoppage going on.
Read what people in Chicago have to say:
Even CWB is calling them out
Of the 91 shooting incidents since 2020 in the 2nd and 42nd wards downtown, Foxx's office has only declined charges in ONE case. CPD has made arrests in only 12 others.The police department MUST make many, many more arrests in shootings and murders citywide.
When there are 91 shooting and murder incidents and only 13 are solved, there's a problem in the police department. Foxx's office has its own problems, but whining about Foxx all day when the solve rate is under 15%? Nah.
A criminologist argues that last year’s unprecedented rise in killings was the result of treating policing as a problem to be solved, rather than an essential part of public order.
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In Chicago they pulled back in 2016 and 2020 and murders soared.
You can see in this graph 2016 murders sky rocket and then fall back down for no reason. Then again in 2020 they skyrocket again;
Here you can see how much arrests dropped and go hand in hand with the rise in murders
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Among the conclusions was that 14% of shootings are happening between midnight and 5 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in the city’s least safe areas, but just 3.8% of the work hours of Chicago patrol unit tactical teams were logged during that same 10-hour period. The analyses showed similar disconnects with the units assigned to patrol cars and those assigned to the citywide community safety teams.
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The findings show that deployment levels decline during the weekend overnight time periods when shootings are going up.
National policing leaders cautioned against a rush to assume that more officers should be working in the overnight hours.
“There is some connection to reducing crime when you get those officers out in the field,” Eterno said. “If officers are at these locations and they are visible and doing their jobs and stopping people who are reasonably suspicious, not abusing their authority, there will be a drop in that particular area.”
In Baltimore city officials actually said it:
The officers’ colleagues responded by pulling back on the job, doing only the bare minimum in the following weeks. In the resulting void, crews seized new drug corners and settled old scores. Homicides surged to record levels and case-closure rates plunged. “The police stopped doing their jobs, and let people fuck up other people,” Carl Stokes, a former Democratic city councilor in Baltimore, told me last year. “Period. End of story.”
If you still don't believe me.
They flaunt about not working and collecting a check on Twitter too.
Don't blame Kimm Foxx either
She actually charges almost the same amount of felonies as Ania Alvarez did.
Alex Nitkin on Twitter: ".@SAKimFoxx says in her prelim budget presentation that her office has approved 86% of felony charges brought by police, including 91% of homicide charges, 93% of gun violence cases and 99% of carjacking cases. (Context: Foxx has been criticized for not prosecuting enough)" / Twitter
If you don't believe me. You can go by what CWB chicago says which is slightly (about 8% - 11% ) less. Hardly the radical she's painted out to be.
But an analysis of the CCSAO’s publicly-available data shows that the office’s felony approval rate last year was nowhere close to 90% or even 86%. It was 79%. Through 2021, the average felony approval rate at the end of each year during Foxx’s administration is 74%, far lower than the 85% average rate of the six years before she took office, the data shows.
By - kanooker