From time to time I recommend this site as one of the coolest web applications. Finally, someone who listens to you... I especially like "come closer" and "turn around". Very funny.
But then today I found this link at the Chicago Tribune web site. It is called
"Mugs in the News"
Basically you can see the mug shot and then just click through to the news article that summarizes the crimes. You have many, many murders and the murderers are often quite young. It is terrifying to go through name after name and face after face of individuals who quite clearly don't care about the consequences of their actions and have no place in civilized society.
As far as the handgun ban, check this one out. 2 guys, one from Burr Ridge (an upscale suburb) get in a fight, and then the guys from Chicago follow him, pull him out of the car on Webster (not far from where we used to live in Bucktown), and shoot him 3 times, killing him.
You can see incident after incident of the non-effectiveness of the Chicago handgun ban. Pretty much everyone is armed and utilizing a gun for their criminal acts. It isn't deterring anyone.
I'll just have to stick to the first site.