Friday, September 12, 2008

Maybe Chicago should ban guns ... again

From the Windy City, where handguns are banned:
CHICAGO (CBS) ― An estimated 125 people were shot and killed over the summer. That's nearly double the number of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq over the same time period.

In May, began tracking city shootings and posting them on Google maps. Information compiled from our reporters, wire service reports and the Chicago Police Major Incidents log indicated that 125 people were shot and killed throughout the city between the start of Memorial Day weekend on May 26, and the end of Labor Day on Sept. 1.

Article here. To be fair, comparing military combat deaths in Iraq to violent crime deaths in Chicago isn't exactly an apples-to-apples comparison.

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