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Grumpy old guy in Chicago. Moderate/populist Republican converted to Liberal on August 18,1992, after the GOP convention's so-called "family values" night. Leaned Progressive after Bush v. Gore.

Real Name: Tom

Gender: M

Location: Chicago, IL, USA

Occupation: retired attorney

Groups: State & Local ACTION Group, Discussing The Law: TalkLeft's View On Law and Politics, Chicago Kossacks, Shut Down the NRA, Firearms Law and Policy, Christie Watch

Hobbies: musical theatre, politics

Diaries published: 77 (15 days since last diary on Thu May 14, 2015 at 09:45 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 7004 (1 day since last comment on Thu May 28, 2015 at 02:08 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 789

Total Comment Ratings: 102

Most Recommended Diary: What? Straw Purchase a Gun? Abramski v. US, 69 comments, 50 recommends

People Following TRPChicago: 21

TRPChicago's Most Recent Diaries:

Last night, Wednesday, May 13th about 8pm., three young men got in a car to go shopping on the south side of Chicago. A vehicle pulled up next to them and gunned the three down. Twenty year old ...
by TRPChicago
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu May 14, 2015 at 09:45 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Bushmaster Firearms doesn't like to be sued. That's the bottom line. But dismissing it was not the first move for Bushmaster and the Remington Outdoor Company, its colleague in the lawsuit filed on ...
by TRPChicago
Comment Count 37 comments on Fri Jan 23, 2015 at 02:35 PM PST with 26 Recommends
That was Joe Biden, in an interview this morning on ABC. George Stephanopoulos : Our latest polls show [Hillary Clinton] is the overwhelming choice of Democrats. Is there any chance you'd challenge ...
by TRPChicago
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Jan 21, 2015 at 09:31 AM PST with 2 Recommends
There is some skepticism about the prospects for Soto v Bushmaster Firearms , the lawsuit filed last month on behalf of nine of the children and adults killed and a survivor wounded in the ...
by TRPChicago
Comment Count 36 comments on Thu Jan 15, 2015 at 04:35 PM PST with 12 Recommends
The gun industry usually gets what it wants from legislatures, like getting Congress to bestow immunity on it from deaths and injuries by use of its products. A lawsuit filed last month confronts ...
by TRPChicago
Comment Count 33 comments on Mon Jan 12, 2015 at 02:35 PM PST with 14 Recommends
The Sandy Hook massacre was the deadliest mass shooting at an elementary school in American history. On December 13, 2014, relatives and guardians of several children and adults filed a Wrongful ...
by TRPChicago
Comment Count 34 comments on Sat Jan 03, 2015 at 04:35 PM PST with 14 Recommends

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