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Mayor Emanuel's logic is quite reasonable. If the city's FFLs are governed by federal and state laws, why can't they also be governed by city laws that duplicate existing laws? Especially if he doesn't bother mentioning those pre-existing laws? It's for the children, you know. And much simpler than going after the real problems - thugs and drugs.
 

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Mayor Emanuel's logic is quite reasonable. If the city's FFLs are governed by federal and state laws, why can't they also be governed by city laws that duplicate existing laws? Especially if he doesn't bother mentioning those pre-existing laws? It's for the children, you know. And much simpler than going after the real problems - thugs and drugs.
Yep. Fighting chronic crime rates takes time and resources. It is far easier to blame inanimate objects than it is to properly address the underlying issues. Doubly so when it's a decades-long problem (or fix) and a politician may only have a term or two to try and fix it. Making it somebody else's metric is an effort not to be graded on their own work.
 
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