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Chicago gun violence is the fault of Indiana??

which is controlled by Republicans??

I've seen other reports suggesting that Indiana's more relaxed laws are to blame for Chicago's gun crime. To me, common sense says that such relaxed laws should also...if not more-so...result in an increase is gun crime in Indiana itself. Yet, I've not seen anything to reflect that Indiana has suffered more crime or shooting incidents due to less restrictive laws. Something is wrong with the mayor's logic if that's what she believes. This is not to suggest that making such laws more lax in Chicago is an anser but blaming one's neighbor for bad behavior within their own family makes no sense to me. This mayor needs to take another look at the problems she's inherited and actually do something about it. If her plan isn't all that effective, she will at least have tried rather than just dismiss it as the fault of someone else.

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Not sure she's the right person for the job of

Mayor of one of the most volatile cities. The people's choice, though. Deal with it. Sad

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Mexico to Chicago drug pipeline

It's well known to exist and needs to be shut down. Blaming the neighbors won't do this. That's a cop-out and not good logic. If one's dog barks frantically and wakes up the neighborhood whenever the next door cat is allowed out, should the dog's owner blame the neighbor with the cat? Makes no sense to me.

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I see your point, but you inadvertently ID'd

the core of the problem.
The drugs see life in Trump's Mexico and Central America, with his actual scumbags.*
But the money comes from 'fine, upstanding citizens' who snort and inject for "recreational use" in American cities.
No demand, no market, no crime.
How to change the hearts of tje users?

* I think it's still true that poor people walk across the riverbed, but drugs fly across.

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Too many edges to this sword

I'd suggest that, once addicted, use is no longer recreational. It's the addicted that likely bring in the most money and trigger the violence to acquire it. Drug use, by itself, claims only the user as its victim. They poison themselves to gun involved unless they pull it to acquire money for (or to steal) drugs.

So what list of options have we to address both the supply and demand side? We can use educational resources to explain the harmful effects of drug use or we can threaten to use handcuffs on those who fail the educational process. So what's your plan to dry up the market? Some will think that, when you don't want a flood pour out on your property, you build a dike...or should I say levee..

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