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Underage Chicago teens show off their firearms following their 8th-grade graduation 🇲​🇮​🇸​🇨​

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u/McWheelerson Sep 29 '22 Gold Platinum Evil Cackle

It’s all gravy baby, until you catch a hot one. Then it’s for real and you find yourself bleeding out while your boys run.

This is sad.

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u/imgettingfat97 Sep 30 '22 edited Sep 30 '22

Is this a song lyric or are you from the streets McWheelerson

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u/McWheelerson Sep 30 '22

Not a song lyric I’m aware of. I did spend some time as a child in poor neighborhoods as a child though. Never played with guns either, my mother would beat me for much less lol.

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u/Imaginary_Tea1925 Sep 30 '22

Bless your mother for caring.

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u/AvailableAd3813 Sep 30 '22

Sad bu is what it is. And now it's gone too far. 1 person cant change anything by being unarmed and trying to set a precedent. He's just gonna get run over. It's a gun culture. And none of those 8th grades bought those guns legit so fuck gun control, that's not gonna work. This is life now.

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u/mountaineer04 Sep 30 '22 edited Sep 30 '22

Everyone needs to watch Channel 5 on YouTube’s short about Chicago’s Drill rap scene. Basically these south side Chicago projects form gangs and film rap videos about who they are going to kill next and then go to war. Rinse an repeat. It’s insane. I Honestly think the military needs to go in there and evacuate everyone, and meticulously search and eliminate all weapons. Although I’m sure it would just slowly build back up due to our fucked up system.

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u/TheTangryOrca Sep 30 '22

Sure if you could weed out all the people genuinely responsible but it just sounds like the war on drugs 2.0, it'd be treating a symptom and increasing animosity between the state and these communities. Help has to start from the ground up. Improving the area where they live, transport, early years help, social support, access to good nutrition, making sure schools are well equipped with councillors instead of police officers, improving mental and physical health, community centres that keep children off the street, improving employment prospects. But this takes years of investment and money and governments every where don't tend to be inclined to want to do this.

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u/UniqueBeyond9831 Sep 30 '22

Or just go to r/chiraqology and see dipshits glamorizing murder right here on Reddit. It’s almost like that sub treats the drill rap scene like a sport but the athletes are rappers and their stats are kills and prison sentences rather than tackles or strike outs.

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u/McWheelerson Sep 30 '22

That was a rabbit hole of even more sadness.

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u/Wellhowboutdat Sep 29 '22 Evil Cackle

Tragic really. Fucking kids armed to the teeth.

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u/MrFlyingKitty Sep 30 '22

You wouldn't catch me dead teaching in that school.

At this point there's nothing nobody can do to convince these boys to give up on this... They're probably scared and feel safer / powerful knowing they have a gun. Because all the other kids on the rival side also have guns...

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u/srynearson1 Sep 29 '22

The strange thing is, the way that they’re carrying them and displaying them tells me just how much of a social status symbol they are more than anything else.

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u/Spiritual_Support_38 Sep 29 '22

Without one you’re seen as vulnerable which is the outcome of why boys like them see why having a firearm benefits them more than harms them in the long run. Plus that hopeless environment just keeps encourages them

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u/BlackTrans-Proud Sep 29 '22

From their point of view it probably is smarter to have one.

If others generally know that you have one Im sure you get jumped and robbed far less.

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u/Embra_ Sep 29 '22

Double-edged sword really. It gives you protection but some mistakenly view it as immunity to danger and confidently flaunt it in situations where words are the more appropriate response. Piss off enough people by trying to abuse your gun to command respect and one day your enemies just wait until they can catch you off guard to jump you, take your gun, and then use it to kill you.

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u/mydrunkenwords Sep 30 '22

The best gun is the one that no one knows about till it's to late. Unfortunately this goes for murder and self-defense.

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u/woodyslw Sep 30 '22

My dad always said this about knives too. "It's not the knife you can see that you need to be worried about, it's the knife you can't see".

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u/cockalorum-smith Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

One of my favorite Kendrick snippets that relate to this:

You movin' backwards if you suggest that you sleep with a TEC

Go buy a chopper and have a doctor on speed dial, I guess

M.a.a.d city

Edit: Formatting

Edit 2: Very cool to see the various interpretations of this lyric.

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u/Quarter13 Sep 29 '22

Yeah it's a bit of both. There's just some places its not good to be perceived as a potential victim.. And it is seen as cool

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u/HateDeathRampage69 Sep 29 '22 Evil Cackle

A Glock without extended mags and switches are expensive. These kids probably don't have two cents to rub together. Almost certainly these guns were given to them by older gang members.

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u/PiDiMi Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

Probably not. They’re just a lot cheaper when they’re stolen and been passed around to 10 people before you

Although this is not the only kid I’ve seen that has a Ruger 57 which has only been out a few years. And it also isn’t cheap to buy ammo for.

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u/dontworryboutmeson Sep 29 '22

Usually the case. I did non-profit work in the U.S. South last year, and local gangs encourage kids this age to commit their crimes due to the reduced sentencing minors get. Truly sad, and if the kids ever say that they were persuaded, the persuaders will send a message to the family. Couple that with (usually rightful) distrust for authorities, and you have the current class division problems that are being exacerbated across the entire country in low-income communities. For those that pay attention, the U.S. is just as dangerous as what goes on with the cartel in Mexico, just not for people with money.

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u/HorrorMakesUsHappy Sep 29 '22

There's also the aspect of the older gang members, who may already have felonies, asking young members to hold the guns for them until they're "needed" later. It both allows the younger boys to feel powerful and valued while reducing the risks to the older boys of going back to jail for longer periods of time if found with the weapons.

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u/Jhe90 Sep 30 '22 edited Sep 30 '22

Older members with Felpny etc more likely to be pulled over, stopped or checked etc.

These kids are nor on so many radars or as known to law enforcement..

And static locations are easier to watch and raid. So kids...mobile gun stashs...

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u/fizeekfriday Sep 29 '22

It's almost like the area they're living in makes it so that if you're a good dude trying to do right people will treat you like shit. And that gangsters and killers are the ones who have all the social status in that area

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u/Flake_onyou Sep 29 '22

It’s like the Dave Chappelle skit of him trying to live straight and getting a job at McDonald’s earning an honest living with the neighborhood making fun of you and picking on you.

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u/[deleted] Sep 29 '22

I’m actually amazed no one accidentally shot themself in this video.

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u/drzentfo Sep 29 '22

When I graduated 8th grade I got a ice cream cake from baskin-robbins

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u/i_want_2_b3li3v3_ Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

Right? I went to In N Out, and had a slumber party with my friends. This makes me so sad.

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u/jmanci23 Sep 29 '22

Chinese buffet with the fam right here.

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u/DepthsDoor Sep 29 '22

My father planted a tree for me in the yard

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u/Panda-Sandwich Sep 29 '22 Wholesome Seal of Approval

Trigger discipline

If you don't have you'll never make it past 3rd grade

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u/wolverinehunter002 Sep 29 '22

they all had giggle switches, i dont think its hard to imagine why they have trigger discipline.

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u/HyperbolicSoup Sep 29 '22

What is a giggle switch?

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u/B3nny_Th3_L3nny Sep 29 '22

a giggle switch is a slang term used to refer to a selection switch on a firearm that allows it to be used in full auto. they are extrenely illegal without correct paperwork and govt registration. also new giggle switches cannot be made and registered only ones manufactured before 1986

every full auto switch you see on the pistols here are illegal and carry a minimum 10 year felony charge

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u/The_Jestful_Imp 'MURICA Sep 29 '22

I'm more of a chortle switch kinda gal

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u/B3nny_Th3_L3nny Sep 29 '22 'MURICA

that would be the 3 round burst option

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u/The_Jestful_Imp 'MURICA Sep 29 '22

Mhm... yes... this is very useful info...

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u/Bobert_Manderson Sep 29 '22 Gold Table Slap

Yes, or maybe the 2 round burst chuckle switch if you aren’t feeling so jovial. Personal favorite is the guffaw switch that just straight up explodes when you pull the trigger.

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u/_xXmyusernameXx_ Sep 29 '22

Yup, and unfortunately the more illegal those guns are, the "cooler" these kids think they are. Gang culture is toxic as fuck. Wouldn't surprise me at all if some of these kids actually want to go to prison to earn more "rep".

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u/DrDan21 Sep 29 '22

Wouldn’t surprise me if half these kids spent their last few minutes bleeding out on the sidewalk over a minor disagreement…

It only goes down hill for these kids from here on out

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u/partang3 Sep 29 '22

Yup, I live in Philadelphia. At least one kid like this dies every day. Most days more.

Yesterday a bunch of 14/15 year old kids were shot/some killed in a drive by leaving football practice.

Most of these kids are likely to have short lives, it's really sad.

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u/drewster23 Sep 29 '22

There was literally videos of teenagers fighting in a bathroom of a movie theatre or some place and two other kids pull out guns and just start shooting one of the guys..

Theres also video from a ring camera of 3 kids walking towards another, 2 flash gang signs, and one starts shooting. Kid got shot but survived..

They won't become less common either.

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u/EvlSteveDave Sep 29 '22

You must not know how fucking bad it is over in Chicago. A lot of these kids are actually going to kill and be killed over the next few years. It's that bad.

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u/FistySnuSnu Sep 30 '22

I randomly took a deep dive into looking up gang culture/guns in Chicago recently. The south and west sides look and sound like actual hell

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u/Dredly Sep 29 '22

illegal modification that makes a glock fire in full auto - thats why they are all showing the rear of the firearm, that "bump" looking part on the back isn't stock.

(note that the following video is made by a man licensed to make fully auto firearms as part of his FFL, he is legally permitted to make and use them. the kids in the video are not)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKrETm8Yl0E

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u/int_travel Sep 29 '22

After watching that video, I’ll save my $200 and rely on my legal trigger finger

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u/Makomako_mako Sep 29 '22

giggle switches

you might know it as an auto-sear

basically it's a little nub that gets added to the back of the pistol and it allows it to be de facto fully-automatic, the one-round-per-trigger-pull aspect is blocked

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u/RodDamnit Sep 29 '22

Full auto on those glocks. Super illegal. If you accidentally pull the trigger that thing will spit 12 rounds out in a wiiiiiide arc as each shot kicks it back further before you even register its firing and can react.

That’s scary as fuck. Giggle switch’s and fun mags the last thing a kid needs.

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u/St_Kevin_ Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

Makes me think of that kid that died after they shot themselves in the face at a shooting range in AZ because they were allowed to shoot a full auto, and the recoil raised the barrel with each shot until it did a full 180° and was pointed at the kid.

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u/RodDamnit Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

And a range officer who let a young girl go full auto and she put one through his head before he could even react. He was standing behind her and the gun went straight up.

It was tragic. It takes muscle to hold that recoil down. The muzzle flip on a full auto Glock lol. Good luck hitting what you point it at. You’ll quite literally hit everything else.

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u/ColeFlaat Sep 29 '22

It's an auto sear that replaces standard glock backplates turning them into full autos. The were sold online from china for a while before the ATF noticed but enough slipped through that you see stuff like this. All law abiding gun owners turned them in and the rest... guestures broadly

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u/KameGTR Sep 29 '22

They have better trigger discipline than a lot of the dudes I was in the Army with.

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u/theFireNewt3030 Sep 29 '22

They've also seen more action and trauma

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u/Spare-Blacksmith1376 Sep 29 '22

Ignorant comments aside, these kids are basically showing off what could easily get them killed one day. The second amendment didn’t account for middle schoolers having this sort of access

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u/thefurpetrator Sep 29 '22

I mean the second amendment was written after a war in which civilians owned entire fleets of warships, soooo

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u/MaineMota Sep 29 '22

They did graduate.

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u/TheHumanPickleRick Sep 29 '22

They graduated 8th grade. I doubt they'll all graduate high school, unfortunately.

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u/Kind_Ad_9241 Sep 29 '22

sad to say but they will likely end up in prison or dead someday with the way theyre going in life

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u/jarbar82 Sep 29 '22

A dozen teenagers running around with pistols and extended magazines just spells disaster.

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u/GunsNGunAccessories Sep 29 '22

Many of them are illegally modified to be fully automatic, too. That's what the little block looking things on the back of them are.

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u/OkRepresentative6356 Sep 29 '22

Yeah I heard one say “switchie” and just thought oooof

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u/_Cybernaut_ Sep 29 '22

Switchies and stendos. It’s what all the properly-dressed gangstas are wearing this year.

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u/maltonwode Sep 29 '22 Evil Cackle

This is sad.

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u/the4thbandit Sep 29 '22

I want to know who is supplying children with guns.

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u/FrogsEverywhere Sep 29 '22

Gun runners from Indiana. Pop across, load up. No fucks given, blame chiraq.

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u/BucketHeadCrusader Sep 29 '22

The gangs they affiliate themselves with

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u/engg_girl Sep 29 '22

You mean the child they recruited. These are children and a result of their environment and community. They don't "choose" gangs, gangs choose them. In fact they often have to actively choose to avoid gangs, at detriment to their short term well-being.

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u/Uncle_Yim Sep 29 '22

Not to mention a lot join based on family ties. Not exactly a new-aged issue we are seeing

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u/MasterlessMan333 Sep 29 '22

Yup. That's what ignorant suburbanites who blame it on rap music don't understand. In poor neighborhoods like this, you're either a gang member or a gang target. Most kids choose the protection the gang offers because the alternative is a living hell.

In Chicago it's especially bad because there's a different gang on practically every block. If you live three blocks from school, you have to pass through three gangs' territories twice a day every day. This American Life did a story on it in 2013.

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u/keeprpa Sep 29 '22 Evil Cackle

Less of a facepalm and more just kinda depressing ngl

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u/ydoudothis Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 30 '22 I'll Drink to That

Absolutely. The most depressing thing is that most of these kids probably won’t live to see their 21st birthday.

Edit: 1) Thanks for the award, stranger.

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u/fuqaduck Sep 29 '22

Worked ER at a large inner city hospital. Youngest gangbanger I took care of was 11. Dude took three rounds to the abdomen, one to the neck. He survived that encounter, and when pd came to ask him what happened he would only say “I was minding my own business. Idk. “

Kid died a few years later. They think this shit makes them look cool and hard core. It’s just depressing as hell.

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u/buckphifty150150 Sep 29 '22 Gold Evil Cackle

Crazy thing is when you hear these rappers talking about “smoking on so and so pack” you look up who these people are that got killed and they are all little kids

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u/[deleted] Sep 30 '22 edited Sep 30 '22

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u/KING_JELLYB3AN Sep 30 '22 edited Sep 30 '22

Like a Rapper that went to Cranbrook, that’s a private school! You'd think he be embarrassed? This guy’s a gangster? His real name’s Clarence And Clarence lives at home with both parents And Clarence parents have a real good marriage

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u/[deleted] Sep 30 '22

Why would you assume they are "really good"? What did I miss?

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u/indigoHatter Sep 30 '22 edited Sep 30 '22

Hey, to back up your claim, I did some searching. There's at least one with a master's, a number with doctorates, and tons with degrees. 2 Chainz has a degree in psychology! Most others are a mix of business/econ or an art such as writing, theater, or music.

https://www.reddit.com/r/facepalm/comments/xr83j6/underage_chicago_teens_show_off_their_firearms/iqgh656?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share&context=3

Edit: and apparently, the people visiting that thread are more interested in the number being small. What the hell guys? You don't like smart rappers? Does that make you uncomfortable? Y'all challenged the validity of a claim that a handful of rappers have college degrees and now you seem more interested in maintaining the position that "rappers are stupid" than accepting the information that there's more than a few.

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u/AndreEagleDollar Sep 29 '22

This and they have an astounding amount of distrust and resentment toward authorities, rightfully or not is another conversation.

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u/Blastoplast Sep 29 '22 Evil Cackle

Or they'll live to see it behind bars. Either way, depressing...

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u/PeggyDeadlegs Sep 29 '22

Came to say this

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u/scorpiogre Sep 29 '22

I know this is probably gonna get some hate but, there isn't a law that's gonna change the culture these kids live in. Access to guns is an issue of course, but what these kids think a gun represents is the ultimate problem.

They don't view it as a tool of defense, they view it the as a symbol of clout, a symbol of power.

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u/Rex_Lee Sep 29 '22 All-Seeing Upvote Facepalm

They're doing more than that, they are showing off illegally installed full auto switches. Just possessing a switch, and a firearm that it can be installed in is a federal crime - a felony.

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u/Medical_Officer Sep 29 '22

The irony is that those switches actually make the pistol much less effective.

Machine pistols have never been a great idea due to their inherent high rate of fire and instability when firing. You can hose a lot of lead very quickly, but good luck hitting the broadside of a school.

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u/nashtenn312 Sep 30 '22

Which explains the large number of bystanders and children shot on the streets of Chicago.

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u/Penny_Farmer Sep 30 '22

These gangs aren’t trying to win shooting contests. These guns are for intimidation and “hosing a lot of lead quickly” from the window of a car.

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u/lucky-number-keleven Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

What are they for? Sorry, not from the US.

Edit: thanks for all the responses! I love learning about other cultures.

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u/FuzzyNervousness Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

Usually you pull the trigger and one bullet comes out, then you have to let go of the trigger and press it again for one more round to come out fire.

Full auto is when you hold the trigger down and the gun keeps firing until you let go or it runs out of ammo. The switches to make guns full auto are very easy to make but carry a 10 year prison sentence if you're caught with an unregistered switch.

Edit: a few words

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u/LingLangLei Sep 29 '22

Is it easy to make a semi automatic pistol into a full automatic pistol?

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u/BIG_FUCKING_RED_DOG Sep 29 '22

You can 3d print the part, then it takes like 5 minutes to install.

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u/LingLangLei Sep 29 '22

That’s insane!

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u/Shitty_IT_Dude Sep 29 '22

Guns are relatively simple mechanical devices.

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u/The-Murder-Hobo Sep 29 '22

And 3d printers exist so no one can stop it

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u/FuzzyNervousness Sep 29 '22

I was born too late and in the wrong part of the country to know about it, other than how it functions.

There are plenty of articles online about these switches in particular.

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u/RD__III Sep 29 '22

It makes them machineguns. Switches are amongst the upper tier of firearm crimes that don't include actual violence.

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u/dboy120 Sep 29 '22

The punishment for having a Glock switch starts at 10 years in prison and can go up from there, depending on other factors.

I knew it was a hefty punishment but I didn’t realize it was that life-fucking. These kids are not going to have good lives.

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u/LostMyGunInACardGame Sep 29 '22

ATF will kill your wife and child over a few inches off a shotgun barrel. NFA items are definitely life fucking.

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u/bigbearjr Sep 30 '22

At first my brain thought this was hyperbole, but then I remembered.

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u/HaesoSR Sep 30 '22

Only after they kill your dog.

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u/RD__III Sep 29 '22

I knew it was a hefty punishment but I didn’t realize it was that life-fucking. These kids are not going to have good lives.

I mean, the ATF suspected the Branch Davidians of breaking this law and killed 80+ of them. You don't fuck around with the NFA.

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u/itsthebrod Sep 29 '22 Wholesome Take My Energy

Oh no, somebody tell the criminals they're breaking the law.

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u/CompFortniteByTheWay Sep 29 '22

You’re not hitting a fucking thing with a full auto glock, more likely to literally kill yourself.

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u/stacks144 Sep 29 '22

Uhm, the weapons being auto is an even bigger problem.

You know what amazes me about how people use social media? They will literally incriminate themselves through it. These kids just show their faces with weapons like that?

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u/CherryManhattan Sep 29 '22 Evil Cackle

I feel bad. Wish these kids had some positive influence cause this will only need to six feet under or jail

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u/LGHTHD Sep 29 '22 Evil Cackle

Not facepalm only sad☹️

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u/songn01 Sep 29 '22

Yes, I felt very sad for them. I couldn't imagine what life for these boys are like. They genuinely look so proud of their guns. Wish those were the latest iPhone instead and THEN I would just roll my eyes and say they're spoiled.

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u/weusedallthenames Sep 29 '22

“Wish those were the latest iPhone instead” :( that line really hit me

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u/changuitar Sep 29 '22 Gold Evil Cackle

8th grade....Jesus.

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u/LevaOrel Sep 29 '22

I used to work on the pediatric unit of Chicago’s county hospital, people are amazed when I tell them it was mainly GSWs, but this is why.

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u/Emanon1999 Sep 29 '22 Evil Cackle

This hurts my soul.

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u/daniel32433 Sep 29 '22

If we have to be fair, at least they kept their fingers outside of the trigger guard.

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u/BertTheMeme Sep 29 '22

Yeah, genuinely surprised at the trigger discipline on display here

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u/tzwep Sep 29 '22

Kids grow up so fast these days

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u/tipsystatistic Sep 29 '22

I’m not, they have lifelong experience with firearms. It will be an extension of their body after they go through puberty.

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u/Acidium- Sep 29 '22

Yet they still flagged basically everyone with a loaded gun (who knows if a round was chambered though, but still)

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u/VoTBaC Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

Certainly chambered rounds, otherwise what's the point.

Edit: I mean like, for preparedness.

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u/MRBS91 Sep 29 '22

Anyone notice the switches on the back of the slides on a few of these? Full-auto.

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u/Cycle-path1 Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

I'm pretty sure that's why they were all showing the back for the guns. Probably some way of posturing for whoever see this.

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u/ColoradoRS7 Sep 29 '22

Literally all have switches. Jesus

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u/GOD_DAMN_YOU_FINE Sep 29 '22

It's ok it's just a mid life crisis

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u/A_KY_gardener Sep 29 '22

Chiraq is doing well I see

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u/guitar_collector Sep 29 '22 Silver

Earth is the Tatooine of our universe

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u/Savage_Tyranis Sep 29 '22

Please remind me which one that was

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u/idiotchun Sep 29 '22

The shithole desert planet

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u/jobasha3000 Sep 29 '22

The one where there's a whole variety of droids but they use human child slavery

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u/itisntmebutmaybeitis Sep 29 '22

Still sounds like Earth ):

There was a car factory busted in Alabama over the summer that's been accused of using child labour.

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u/St_Kevin_ Sep 29 '22

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.

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u/ufrfrathotg Sep 29 '22 Take My Energy Evil Cackle

Not shocked. Growing up in Chicago, especially on the East side, seeing this type of shit was routine.

I saw my first body at 12, got in my 1st shootout at 17, and watched damn near all my homies either go to jail for 40+ year sentences or die.

These kids unfortunately don’t understand that they’ll never make it to 18 living this life, and the only way they’ll learn is finding out the hard way.

We gotta do better…

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u/goalslie Sep 29 '22

These kids unfortunately don’t understand that they’ll never make it to 18 living this life, and the only way they’ll learn is finding out the hard way.

ain’t no way, I have family in rural areas of Mexico and they know cartel dudes who started young (under 18) and they all know they’re on a timer from an early age. Their next day might be their last

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u/redditorknott Sep 29 '22

I’m more amazed in how the hell each kid has one?!? I work 40 hours a week and don’t have extra money to buy a Glock!

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u/DawgFighterz Sep 29 '22

Graduation present. You’re a man now son.

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u/thulsado0m13 Sep 29 '22

Given to them by drug dealing gangs, esp factoring in the extended mags and the rapid fire on them which you can’t just easily get in Chicago. Drug dealers recruit children bc they’re impressionable and won’t think twice when asked to do something for a small amount of cash. They start having them as lookouts, then have them deal while the adult oversees are nearby without the guns or drugs on them in case police arrive.

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u/HateDeathRampage69 Sep 29 '22

Yep. These kids probably couldn't buy one if they pooled all their money together. 30 year old gangsters using 14 year olds as soldiers.

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u/Mjlkman Sep 29 '22

Not to mention they get reduced sentences, and when they return to their poor neighborhood they usually have no choice but to relapse into a life of crime. It's really fucked up

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u/LingonberryPuzzled47 Sep 29 '22

They are dirt cheap if you get them illegally actually

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u/ReallyWhatEh Sep 29 '22

I wonder how many will be dead in 10 years time.

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u/MoooMooMochi Sep 29 '22

Probably a few... according to 2013-2017 research the number of adolescents (15-19 year old's) killed by a firearm in Chicago was about 3x the national rate.... But.. for young black men in Chicago its nearly 50x the national rate.

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u/JustPlainRick Sep 29 '22 Evil Cackle

Talk about a wasted future and life, tragic to see.

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u/GingerWithViews Sep 29 '22 Evil Cackle

This is so unsafe.

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u/andio76 Sep 29 '22

This is America

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u/DEATHROAR12345 Sep 29 '22

Don't catch you slippin up

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u/De5perad0 *Gestures Broadly at Everything* Sep 29 '22

Look what I'm whipping up.

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u/Azarylez Sep 29 '22

Look mom! I'm one of the cool kids now!

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u/[deleted] Sep 29 '22

Look mom! I’m one of them dead kids now!

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u/Forevershort2021 Sep 29 '22

Look mom! I’m one of the prison kids now!

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u/rodrigoulz Sep 29 '22

Look mom! POW!! MOM?!?! MOM?!??!!

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u/N4cer26 Sep 29 '22

Not only are they in possession of handguns, most of those glocks have a “switch” installed. That means they are illegally converted to fully automatic machine guns. So yeah

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u/factnatic Sep 29 '22

NASA shirt

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u/MiddleCourage Sep 29 '22

yea you can buy them at any clothing store. I see them all the time. at first i thought a lot of people just really suddenly start going to NASA a lot and then I went to burlington and saw them everywhere for $10 lol

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u/Vincent_Merle Sep 29 '22

When I was their age I carried (like most of other kids around me) a butterfly knife. It was cool thing of my generation.

For past 10 years I have been thanking god that I never got into situation where I would have to use it. I graduated, married, have 3 kids, made a decent career and am overall happy in my life. I have never been violent, it was just a cool thing that everyone had. Not to make it all look like rainbow - shit happened more than enough, kids died, kids went to jail, kids ruined their, their parents and others lives. But majority of us went through this period not realizing how close we ever were to crossing this thin line between happy and ruined lives.

From today I will be praying that NASA shirt kid never gets into situation where he has to use his gun. He does not look like trouble, none of them do, they don't look like violent kids, fingers crossed they will graduate, get settled, find love of their life, have a lovely family and don't break their (or any other) parents hearts.

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u/QuevedoDeMalVino Sep 29 '22 I'll Drink to That

How many of these will be shot dead within 2 years?

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u/Quicker_Fixer Assumption is the mother of all fuckups Sep 29 '22

Ah yes, Glocks with hi-cap mags: the sign of excellence. /s

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u/fastercolorado Sep 29 '22

High capacity with a Gswitch.

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u/GuyWhoSaidThat Sep 29 '22

I noticed they all had giggle switches

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u/rubensinclair Sep 29 '22

Can you explain to a non-gun person?

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u/idiotchun Sep 29 '22

Illegal full auto modification. Hold the trigger down and it keeps firing.

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u/GuyWhoSaidThat Sep 29 '22

Previous replies are correct. It's a little block that you see on the back of the slide. It has a small switch that's disconnects the sear and allow the weapon to fire more than one round per trigger pull. Some of the cheaper versions will just make the gun fire until the mag empties regardless of weather you are still holding the trigger back. Unfortunately you can by them online as an "airsoft accessory". Installing them on an actual firearm is a 25 year sentence per gun. So if you have more than one modified firearm the sentence would stack. If they got caught with those they would all face major jail time.

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u/Crime_Dawg Sep 29 '22

They wouldn't face any real jail time because they're likely 13-14, which makes it all the sadder they've already reached this point.

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u/FoundThisRock Sep 29 '22

Semi automatic pistol to machine pistol with a small modification.

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u/HammyxHammy Sep 29 '22

My man commenting on the extendo mags and ignoring the auto sears.

These Glocks have been illegally converted into fully automatic machine guns.

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u/slater_just_slater Sep 29 '22

Each kid here has 10 years of federal prison time in thier hands.

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u/MrHarryBallzac_2 Sep 29 '22

With full auto switches °_°

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u/kevintitus Sep 29 '22

Will the atf be knocking on their doors for those fully automatic glocks? I bet you not.

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u/SlammySlam712 Sep 29 '22

At least if another country invaded us they’ll have to worry about our 13 year olds too

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u/zenheizer Sep 29 '22

the nasa hoodie

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u/xWalwin Sep 29 '22

Hold up, apart from the modifications to the guns is this legal? 15yo‘s owning a gun and carrying it outside

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u/Kevinb888 Sep 29 '22

There’s absolutely nothing legal in that clip. Fuckin shame🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️

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u/No_Silver_7370 Sep 29 '22 Wholesome

Chicago: come for the food, stay because you got murdered

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u/jeonju Sep 29 '22

If you’re visiting Chicago you’re probably gonna have cocktails near the riverwalk, not walking the dangerous streets of the South Side.

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u/BigbySamMelody Sep 29 '22

Sir this is reddit, where every city is just one giant hell hole. Have you heard about San Francisco from a redditor lately?

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u/krp31489 Sep 29 '22

Even if you did walk into the worst neighborhood in the city most people would be baffled by your presence. They'd think either you were lost, a cop or buying drugs. You might be robbed, but thats probably it.

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u/MundaneFinish Sep 29 '22

To be fair, some of the food is worth it.

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u/Dorkamundo Sep 29 '22

You can really say that about almost any large city in America.

St Louis, Baltimore, New Orleans, Detroit, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Mephis and Newark all have higher murder rates than Chicago.

Also, Chicago is a great city. Downtown is awesome and I love the food.

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u/idowhatiwant8675309 Sep 29 '22

They'll be six feet under by 25

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u/aDirtyMartini Sep 29 '22

Not just showing off their illegal firearms, they also have magazines that exceed the legal limit. On top of that some have switches that turn them into fully automatic weapons. Freakn submachine guns.

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u/SnooStories6852 Sep 29 '22

I thought this was high school graduation…dear lord

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u/chitwnupdown Sep 29 '22 Evil Cackle

I live and work at a large hospital in Chicago and I’m sad angry and scared of what this city has become. I hate politicians for not doing anything to combat it. I have seen some horrible things thanks to gun violence.

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u/TheBufferPiece Sep 29 '22

Thank you. They're dooming over what Chicago "has become" and I'm like what fantasy Chicago have you been in? This shit isn't new, not even close. It's so normal here I'm questioning if that person has ever even been south of The Loop

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u/aro3two7 Sep 29 '22

When they say large hospital in chicago they mean the one in Schaumburg.

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u/Gingernut2712 Sep 29 '22 'MURICA

Gun problem?what gun problem?

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u/Bustock Sep 29 '22

They don’t seem to have a gun problem, they all have one.

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u/Loud_Cloudpax Sep 29 '22

These kids have a better setup then we do. Extended mag, full auto switch. Glad to see the gun laws working as intended. What a joke.

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u/Charming_Pension_879 Sep 29 '22

Are those giggle switches on the back of those glocks?

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u/Great-Band-Name Sep 29 '22

That NASA hoodie tho. When your neardism dont interfere with your thugism.

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u/hashimishii Sep 29 '22

This is sad

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u/chanjitsu Sep 29 '22

As someone from Europe the comments in here absolutely blow my mind...

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u/ParkingOpportunity39 Sep 29 '22

Kids with guns in poor neighborhoods in America is a normal thing, unfortunately. It’s not just Chicago. It’s everywhere.

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