Thugs in Chicago have been robbing freight cars loaded with guns. These robberies aren’t exactly the high drama horseback robberies of western folk lore. Basically, thugs get a tip on which railroad cars have weapons in them, then they sneak in at night and steal them.
As law abiding gun owners have been saying for decades; we need to enforce existing laws not create new ones. The perverse political situation in Chicago leads every conversation about crime prevention to gun control, but banning guns from decent people in rural areas does nothing to stem city violence.
Here’s the low-down on the train robberies:
The guns – boxes and boxes of them – are part of shipments that are destined for gun companies or gun shops across the country. But as gangsters have caught on to the practice, they are ransacking these trains and stealing weapons that eventually make their way to the city’s blood-soaked streets.
“Any time you have individuals who can go in and steal guns from a train, that makes the environment very toxic,” said Pastor Cory Brooks, who leads a church around the corner from the freight yard.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said that since 2013, more than 150 firearms have been reported stolen from freight trains. An Associated Press investigation revealed that some were traced to violent crimes and only 16 were recovered.
The City of Chicago is living proof that gun control does nothing to reduce crime, only crime control can do that. Banning cosmetic features on grandpa’s rifle doesn’t put bad guys in jail.
Seems that someone on the “inside” is tipping these thugs off that there are guns in these cars. Otherwise the lazy fools wouldn’t leave their TV’s and “cribs” long enough to do anything except CRIMINAL ACTS.. It wouldn’t surprise me at all, if someone from the SCUMOCRAT party and perhaps the “mayor’s office” didn’t put “the word” out so they could push more “gun control” laws and further their COMMUNIST anti-gun “agenda”. (which seems to be working SO WELL in SHITCAGO) (sarc)
Over 150 in a span of 4 years? sounds like somebody is just adding to the collection to me, hardly newsworthy.
I seriously doubt the ATF’s 150 number. I found reports of 124 firearms stolen in the first 8 months of 2015.
Haha….Chicago the gun free zone, or should it be named the free gun zone. Reminds me of the Guns and Roses song “WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE”
put feds in the cars and set them up . don’t let the inside guy know . have a real shipment switched and catch all at one time . catch them in the canyon .
There is only one gun law, the 2nd amendment which trumps all future laws!
It is my understanding from other sources that the guns in the latest incident and possibly the others were in either a container or semi trailer being hauled by rail from the east coast to the west. They were a small part of a combined load comprised of a number of different products all headed to the same destination. If Illinois is truly serious about stopping such thefts they will either give the Rail Road police the right to shoot to kill looters on sight or provide sufficient police with that authority to cover the rail yards.
It’s a good time to start supplying body armor especially to school age children
Nobody so dumb as he or she who refuses to learn.
Place guards on large shipments of weapons for goodness sakes, that’s the only sane way to ship weaponry!
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