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September 22, 2017

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Letter to the editor:

Chicago of all cities should know better

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I found it interesting that the Sun paper published an editorial from the Chicago Tribune (a city I once lived in before moving to Las Vegas) titled, “A vote for violence.” The Tribune editorial was talking about how shameful it was that the Senate failed to pass extended background checks on the hot topic of more gun control.

I would have thought the Chicago Tribune would have pointed out that its own city has gone even further on gun control. For years, Chicago banned handguns and now restricts them. And, as we also know, no one ever committed a gun crime there because it was not allowed/forbidden.

Perhaps this is another reason Chicago is one of the most violent gun crime cities in this country: The noncriminal population has had their gun rights taken away and now the criminals know they have the edge on them.

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