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The Surprising Truth About Gun Silencers

Steve Chapman, In “The Godfather,” a Mafioso prepping young Michael Corleone to assassinate some rivals gives him a pistol for the job. After firing a bullet into the wall, Michael complains, “Ow! My ears!” His friend says, “Yeah, I left it noisy. That way, it scares any pain-in-the-ass innocent bystanders away.” The Corleones would have

Chicago records 762 homicides in 2016, up 57 percent from previous year

The city of Chicago recorded 762 homicides in 2016 — an average of two murders per day, the most killings in the city for two decades and more than New York and Los Angeles combined. The nation’s third largest city also saw 1,100 more shooting incidents than it did in 2015, according to statistics released by