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Because Chicago — New Gun Control Law Targets Violence

Editor’s Note — First, it’s from CNN. Sec­ond, only Chica­go would think even more laws will do some­thing to stop the vio­lence they expe­ri­ence. When will the ass­hats final­ly under­stand that vio­lent crim­i­nals don’t care or adhere to any law they make?

From Satan CNN -

The governor of Illinois just signed a new gun control law to combat the sale of firearms in the bullet-ridden city of Chicago.

Gov. Bruce Rauner approved a law on Tues­day that impos­es a stiff penal­ty on any­one with­out a gun-own­er iden­ti­fi­ca­tion card who brings a gun into the state of Illi­nois to sell.

That crime is now a felony that car­ries a prison sen­tence of four to 20 years, or up to 30 years for repeat offend­ers, accord­ing to a spokes­woman for Sen­ate Repub­li­can Leader Chris­tine Radog­no, one of the bill’s spon­sors.

Before this new law was passed, gun own­ers caught for the first time with­out the prop­er ID were charged with a mis­de­meanor and got less than a year. Repeat offend­ers would get up to 5 years.

The gov­er­nor and House Repub­li­can Leader Jim Durkin made it clear that the law is aimed at reduc­ing crime in Chica­go. Durkin said that 425 peo­ple have been mur­dered with guns in Chica­go so far this year, and anoth­er 2,320 have been wound­ed. The guns in about 60% of those crimes were pur­chased out of state, he said.

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Chica­go gun vio­lence has been par­tic­u­lar­ly bad this year, with thou­sands shot and more than 400 killed.

The law is meant to cut down on straw pur­chasers who buy guns in states with loose laws and dri­ve them into cities with tough gun con­trol laws, like Chica­go and New York, for resale. This flow of guns is known as the Iron Pipeline.

The states sur­round­ing New York City have rel­a­tive­ly restric­tive gun laws, and they’re get­ting tougher all the time. Now that Vir­ginia and Mary­land have strength­ened their laws, New York City gun run­ners dri­ve all the way down I-95 to gun-friend­ly Geor­gia and Flori­da or up to Maine to buy firearms for resale in the city.

Relat­ed: How the Iron Pipeline brings guns into cities with tough gun laws

But Chica­go has a much short­er Iron Pipeline. Illi­nois has rel­a­tive­ly restric­tive gun laws but Indi­ana does not, and Chica­go hap­pens to be right on the Indi­ana bor­der. So straw buy­ers don’t have to trav­el far to bring ille­gal guns to the Windy City.

Pros­e­cu­tors in Chica­go and New York say gangs get their guns from straw buy­ers. But gun advo­cates like the Nation­al Shoot­ing Sports Foun­da­tion, which rep­re­sents the gun indus­try, down­play the prob­lem of straw buy­ers.

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