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Posted: September 30, 2013 at 4:41 a.m.

Failing responsibility I’m angry there are some issues about students’ safety in Chicago. The closures of many public schools forced many students to pass through some dangerous areas to get to their new schools.

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Editorial, Pages 11 on 09/30/2013

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"The “Safe Passage program” started in 2009, yet there have been 133 shootings and 38 murders in and near areas marked as safe passage routes. More than 440 school-age kids were shot in 2012 and about 60 were killed.".

Were those accidental home shootings with legal firearms? Nope, kinda doubt that.

"In addition, Chicago has a strict gun law but many people get their guns illegally."

Most? Hardly. Most of the shootings referenced here are children and teens shooting each other mostly with handguns. It is a violation of federal law for anyone under 21 years of age to buy, own, or possess a handgun. I would say conservatively that 100% of them are illegal.

Those draconian guns laws in Chicago are really working out nicely, aren't they?

Posted by: jeffieboy

September 30, 2013 at 12:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )