In regards the latest rash of shootings in Chattanooga, I suggest the shooters have their conceal carry gun permits revoked and that Chattanooga increase its gun free zones.
That should really cut down on these shootings.
To think , it's not even summer yet.
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Actually, Michael, it seems both "odd" and convenient that these rash of shootings are suddenly exploding all over and everywhere with newly elected officials entering office. It's not at all surprising you'd be one of the first to to comment, with that snug/sly "who me?" demeanor.
Are you sure some o' y'all ain't up to those old die-hard shenanigans.....again?
Reminds me of that sage old quote: "The one who expects to gain advantage from the crime is the one most likely to have committed it."
Surely, those poor souls in those areas can't possibly expect anything positive to come from any of this. Especially, allegedly shooting up a police car? If anything. when the hatchet is brought down it will come down on them even more severely, regardless of innocence or guilt.
Reminds me of that old C.I. who made a lot of confessions on his deathbed.
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Ms. Washington, do you read the same news articles? We have multiple "targeted" shootings happening in one day. One of which happened at the Walgreens at 5 in the afternoon. However, you're convinced the timing is too coincidental with the election results. That doesn't make any sense whatsoever.
I came to some different conclusions. There were known rival gang members killed in the past two weeks, and these targeted shootings sound like retaliation.
You are also anti-police, so I guess that police cruiser deserved to get shot up by a semi automatic weapon. I'm willing to bet all the money I have and my dogs that these shootings are gang related.
What about the woman who got the back window of her car shot close to Hardy Elementary School after driving by a group of youths? I guess these kids have dreamed up this behavior, and have no influence from the gang members that are idolized in their neighborhoods.
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The crime is getting out of hand, how is it two police officers are involved in shootings and there is not a community wide canvas for assault weapons? We need an aggressive stance on violent crimes. It is time to take our city back, and show everyone that we will not tolerate this kind of activity.
I'm all for the right to bear arms, but when activity of this kind begins to surface in small pockets of our city, its time for a door to door search and seizure of any non registered, or illegal weapons. When this type of artillery is found within the communities, the tenants should lose all type of government housing assistance, and the owner of the weapons prosecuted.
By keeping this type of activity quiet, we set a poor precedent that gives the offenders the illusion that we can't, or won't take action against them. This gives them the power.
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It's no surprise that Ms. Washington chimed in, it wouldn't be a black on black crime issue in Chattanooga without her blaming someone else.
While Mr. Burns original post says it all I am writing in response to Jake's comment. I'm utterly disgusted that it is a real suggestion of a citizen that the government goes door to door and conducts illegal and unwarranted search and seizure. Also there is no such thing as a registered gun, that's a ridiculous notion that many have been tricked into believing. Not surprising misstatement since he is using the media fueled term "assault weapon."
I do agree with him on the fact that things won't change until the community takes responsibility, however these communities continue to show they can't or don't care. The reality is that until the government starts punishing thugs, not paroling them, and burying them, not barring them, we won't see a change in this low life thug on thug crime.
Of course a better fix would be the family unit stepping in and raising their young appropriately, but that seems like a far fetch concept these days as pesonal responsibility isn't too popular.
The real "poor precedent" is how adults in Chattanooga communities are allowing their youth to act.