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A young woman started her live Facebook stream while she drove in her car with her boyfriend and his toddler nephew.

They listened to music and seemed happy until shots rang out. Panic sets in and the woman races to a house to ask for help.

Her boyfriend and nephew were killed in the shooting. The bullet fire claimed the lives of a 2-year-old and a 25-year-old man in Chicago on Tuesday, but this isn’t the first time similar deaths were streamed live.

Facebook Live streamed four murders on Tuesday alone.

A Dominican Republic radio program host was shot and killed with another radio employee when an assailant entered the studio and started shooting. The broadcast was being streamed live through Facebook.

Here is the video capturing the last moments of the radio hosts life before the shooting.

Last month four people were arrested for beating up a Trump supporter using the live feature. Just another example of an incident that happened in Chicago.

With so many crimes being caught on Facebook Live, do you think the government needs to step in and restrict it in some way?

Let us know in the comments below.

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Obama’s former Chief of Staff and current Mayor of Chicago defied Trump and then lied to Americans about how “safe” his city is.

Rahm Emanuel held a press conference to let the world know that Chicago would stay a sanctuary city, despite Trump’s desire to shut down all federal funding for cities giving immunity to illegal immigrants.

The decision to remain a sanctuary city is one that many liberal cities have agreed with.

Cities like Portland, Los Angeles, New York and others are standing up against Trump against banning sanctuary cities.

Miami mayor and a few others are not so quick to throw themselves into the liberal agenda, mainly because they fall in states that went red during the election.

Of all the cities and mayors, Rahm Emanuel has been the most vocal in his defense of his sanctuary city.

During a press conference he said to illegal immigrants, “you are safe in Chicago, you are secure in Chicago and you are supported in Chicago.”

The irony is, Chicago is one of the least safe places in the country. The murder rate is skyrocketing and is the most violent city in the country. Is there a correlation?

One YouTube user made a video with part of Emanuel’s speech and a clip to possibly give it some perspective.

How can Rahm Emanuel can go on TV and tell illegal immigrants that they are safe in Chicago, regardless if it is a sanctuary city or not, when two or three murders happen in Chicago daily?

At the end of the day, if you are an illegal immigrant or just a normal person, you probably shouldn’t go to Chicago until they start figuring out how to stop the crime in Chicago.

Would you visit Chicago? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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A 71-year old Chicago man was watering his lawn when two thugs on bike came riding by. What they did next is horrible.

This is life in Chicago.

A 71-year old man, Fred Laguardia was shot while he was watering his lawn after refusing to give up his wallet.

Warning: The video is graphic.

The man can be seen getting up after he was shot and getting his phone to call for help. He even made it to a neighbor’s to see if anyone was there.

The man made it to the hospital thanks to some park workers that drove him to the hospital and is recovering from his gunshot wound to the stomach.

The police are investigating the crime, but they do not have any suspects in custody.

Chicago is on pace to have one of the worst years on record for violent crimes and homicides.

Living in Chicago, you can get shot just for watering your lawn.

Would you want to live in Chicago? Let us know in the comments below.

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Hillary Clinton had a bright idea recently . . . tax guns out of existence.

The concept may have seemed unlikely just a few years ago, but thanks to legislative action in the U.S. territory of the Northern Mariana Islands, it’s now a reality.

In April of this year, the territory’s new gun tax took effect which levies an additional $1,000 tax on gun purchases.

The tax is far above the average price of a gun.

For those 2nd Amendment supporters who think the gun tax is just a thing for whacky island nations, think again.

On January 1st of this year the city of Seattle and Cook County, Illinois imposed their versions of a gun tax.

Seattle tacked on an additional $25 tax on gun purchases while Cook County went further and applied a tax to ammunition. The ammo tax ranges from a penny to five cents per round. A penny per round for rimfire rounds and a nickel for centerfire.

The tax represents a 17% tax on 22lr rounds and a 20% tax on .223 rounds (used in the popular AR15 rifle).

Cook County decided to tax ammunition in addition to a $25 tax on retail purchases of firearms.

Notably, Cook County is home to Chicago, a city with already strict firearms regulations that is also the most gang-infested city in the nation.

Within the first ten days of 2016, over 100 people had been shot. Assuming each victim was shot only once by a center fire round, the city gained $5 in revenue from the violence.

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Liberal Web sites are buzzing this morning with photos of a women who claims to have been viciously beaten at the Trump rally in Chicago on Friday night.

The report, which was published from an anonymous “friend” stated:

“Last night my friend’s good friend was badly beaten in front of her [teenage] daughter while she was holding a protest sign at the Trump rally in Chicago.

Her arm was broke, her head had to be stapled and she’s in terrible shape as you can imagine.

I don’t know all the details of what happened yet, but I find myself further wondering about his ‘fans.”

The photos, published below, speak for themselves.
Protester Viscously Beaten

Protester Viscously Beaten

Protester Viscously Beaten

 

Or do they?

It turns out that this woman had another photo taken that night . . . her mugshot.

Kathleen Griffin, a 45 year old woman from Barbeau, Michigan was arrested at 7 pm at the Trump rally and charged with battery.

While Ms. Griffin certainly looks worse for the wear, her pending battery charge shows that the story that the liberal media is running with is not all that it’s cracked up to be.

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A man who thwarted an armed robbery will not be charged for shooting the man committing the crime. Investigators are classifying the act as self-defense after reviewing witness statements and surveillance footage.

The customer, 55 year old Reginald Gildersleeve had a concealed carry permit and when a masked man entered the store he was visiting and announced a robbery-in-progress, he lept into action.

The gunman pointed his weapon at an employee and forced her to the back of the store. Gildersleeve shot and fatally wounded the robber. No one else was injured during the incident.

Reactions have been mixed. But authorities are seeing it as an act of self-defense. An investigating officer had this to say about the issue of concealed carry interventions, “It’s a slippery slope”.

According to the Washington Times, crime has taken a hit since residents are now legally able to defend themselves. In a city that has famously awful crime rates, that is a big deal. In fact, statistics from the first part of 2014 reflect the homicide rate dropping to a 56 year low. Burglaries were down by 20% and auto thefts were down by 26%.

The image of responsible gun ownership and brazen acts of self-defense can be easily marred by the Left that would have people believe every instance would be like that of a Michigan woman. She opened fire on some shoplifters fleeing a Home Depot in the Detroit area. The woman pled guilty to reckless discharge of a firearm.

Doubtless, the debate about whether or not concealed carry firearms should be used in dangerous situations rages on. There remains the fact that the people in that store owe their lives to the right that man had to carry and use his weapon.

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In a specious argument against gun rights that should give every Second Amendment supporter pause for what it means for their right to keep and bear arms, the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that a Chicago-area gun and magazine ban could stand because they “may increase the public’s sense of safety.”

The 2-1 decision by a three-judge panel to uphold the ban came in the case of Friedman v. Highland Park filed in 2013 that sought to overturn a city ordinance banning “assault weapons or large capacity magazines (those that can accept more than ten rounds).”

Highland Park, a Chicago suburb, hastily enacted a municipal ordinance regulating or banning the possession of “assault weapons” so the restrictions would be “grandfathered” before the state’s 2013 concealed carry law preempted home-rule authority to regulate firearms to effect.

According to the majority, “A ban on assault weapons won’t eliminate gun violence in Highland Park, but it may reduce overall dangerousness of crime that does occur ….”

In addition, the majority suggested that even if the ban’s intrusion on the Second Amendment right of law-abiding Americans to use firearms for hunting, shooting and self-defense, government could still justify the bans on the “sense of security” (feelings) of the public.

The majority wrote:

“[I]f it has no other effect”…”Highland Park’s ordinance may increase the public’s sense of safety. Mass shootings are rare, but they are highly salient, and people tend to overestimate the likelihood of salient events.”

“If a ban on semiautomatic guns and large-capacity magazines reduces the perceived risk from a mass shooting, and makes the public feel safer as a result, that’s a substantial benefit…”

This reasoning justified the bans even though the majority admitted that “assault weapons” can be beneficial for self-defense because they are lighter and more accurate than other firearms and can be more effective as defense weapons by householders.

Despite this observation, the majority tossed aside their logic and returned to the municipal interest in reducing the “perceived risk” that the public might feel about the possession of rifles and high capacity clips in private hands.

“If a ban on semiautomatic guns and large-capacity magazines reduces the perceived risk from a mass shooting, and makes the public feel safer as a result, that’s a substantial benefit…”

In his dissenting opinion, Judge Daniel Anthony Manion said the majority opinion was

“…at odds with the central holdings in Heller and McDonald: that the Second Amendment protects a personal right to keep arms for lawful purposes, most notably for self-defense within the home”…and that it is up to individuals to “make the ultimate decision for what constitutes the most effective means of defending one’s home, family, and property.”

Judge Manion added that when it comes to fundamental rights, “the government recognizes these rights; it does not confer them” and that the majority refused to recognize either the right at stake or Highland Park’s violation of it.

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