I had the story sitting on my pc for a week or so, but it was a low priority. Then I had problems with the machine, and had to repeatedly restart it, at which point the other media outlet had removed the story. The long-standing rule for AP stories is that outlets have to remove them after seven days, but many outlets ignore the rule. Or at least many used to ignore it. Apparently, more and more of them are following the rule now.
In any event, the notion that imposing ever more Draconian, unconstitutional limitations on gun ownership will help a city in which almost all of the firearm murders are committed with illegal firearms is insane, and/or moronic, and/or dishonest. My question is this: When blacks and Hispanics support gun-grabbing legislation, is it because they know that their people will ignore it, while whites permit themselves to be disarmed, or because they’re stupid?]
By Don Babwin
February 1, 2013, 11:28 a.m.; updated 11:29 a.m.
CHICAGO (AP) — They are counting the dead from gunfire again in Chicago, a city awash in weapons despite having one of the strictest gun-control ordinances in the nation.
After a year in which Chicago's death toll climbed past 500, the bloodshed has continued in 2013 at a rate of more than one killing a day. It was the city's deadliest January in more than a decade.
The mounting losses have put President Barack Obama's hometown at the center of the intensifying national debate over guns, especially after the death this week of a 15-year-old drum majorette who had just returned from performing at Obama's inauguration.
Both gun-rights and gun-control advocates are seizing on the city's woes — one side to push for greater access to guns, the other to seek greater restrictions.