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A new study confirms that most criminals who use guns do not buy them legally. The University of Chicago Crime ...


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Old 10-26-2016, 01:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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A new study confirms that most criminals who use guns do not buy them legally. The University of Chicago Crime Lab conducted the survey and interviewed inmates in the Cook County jail (Chicago, Illinois). The study focused on where the inmates obtained their guns by asking only inmates facing gun charges or whose criminal background involved gun crimes.

Inmates said they would get their guns through connections on the streets as opposed to going through legal channels such as gun shows or the Internet. Harold Pollack, the crime lab co director said, "Some of the pathways [regarding guns] people are concerned about don't seem so dominant. Very few inmates indicated using gun shows or the internet. Rather, they get the guns in undetectable ways on the street. The inmates know they run the risk of being caught by police but 'were less concerned about getting caught by the cops than being put in the position of not having a gun to defend themselves and then getting shot.' "

Most of the inmates that participated in this study said they prefer handguns for both illegal activities and for personal protection. Most also admit to getting rid of their guns after about one year to protect themselves from being convicted of a crime that was committed using the illegally purchased weapon.... ......

Study Shows Criminals Buy Guns On The Street To Avoid Gun Shows And Internet Sales – American Military News

This is some degree of confirmation regarding what many suspect - meaning that 'gun control' aimed at good people will hardly ever affect the criminal groups. They will in perpetuity be always armed.
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It took a college degree to figure that out. What a surprise.
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I wonder how much they spent on this "Study". For crying out loud, why does it take a study to come to the conclusion that everyday common sense would tell you?
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Because they have our money to waste.
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Because they have our money to waste.
This is something I hope Trump (as president) will stop. If he runs the government like a business, this wasteful spending should end.

* I don't know who funded the gun study. I could have been Fed, State or some independent group. So my statement above is targeted at government spending.
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Follow the money, it came out of our pockets some how !!!!! Stupid study's like why are lesbians fat , are just to get money in theirs hands.
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