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Old 03-10-2017, 09:55 AM   #1
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Default Violent gangs in Chicago's crime-ridden south side are targeting train freight cars filled with guns

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Criminals in the crime-ridden south side of Chicago are targeting freight containers to loot for weapons
The guns are are destined for gun companies and shops — but end up in the hands of gangbangers in one of the city's most dangerous neighborhoods
Since 2013, some 150 firearms have been stolen from freight trains — some of which were linked back to violent crimes
In one robbery, at least 100 new Ruger handguns were lifted from a freight train car
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...lled-guns.html


The weapons loaded in containers (pictured) are are destined for
gun companies and shops — but end up in the hands of gangbangers
in Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods


500 trains *a*day* coming into Chicago.

Either there's an enormous amount of wholesale looting of shipping containers and box cars or they have someone on the inside tipping them off as to specific cars to hit.
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Old 03-10-2017, 10:27 AM   #2
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Either there's an enormous amount of wholesale looting of shipping containers and box cars or they have someone on the inside tipping them off as to specific cars to hit.
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Or gangs have been hitting intermodal containers forever, they happen to get a few good hits on weapons like they always have and some organization write some press releases to spin the situation.

Like anti-gun groups who restricted guns there wanting to bring it state wide or nat in wide.

Law enforcement unions wanting overtime that would be required.

UK press wanting to get a double hit on guns and the US.

But I always wondered why weapons are shipped intermodal. I know it is cheaper to,use that shipping method but it would seem FedEx or UPS would allow more control.
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Old 03-11-2017, 03:24 PM   #4
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You should read the stories of guns being swiped from UPS shipments. Happens alot.
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