USA –-(Ammoland.com)- “As he begged for the public to cough up information about the killing of a Chicago cop, police Supt. Garry McCarthy said the shooting demonstrates the need to stop the proliferation of illegal firearms,” the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
The superintendent said Congress could close loopholes in gun laws without violating the public’s Second Amendment right to bear arms.
Of course, “loopholes,” according to McCarthy include more than just ending private sales, and if he had his way, they’d all be illegal, except for those in the hands of his crack Chi-Town “Only Ones.” But despite the admission that the essentially “gun-free” Windy City (you didn’t think the McDonald ruling would keep them from resisting change every step of the way, did you?) “is awash in guns, demonstrated by the 131 guns officers seized on New Year’s Eve,” McCarthy makes it clear exactly who he intends to protect and serve:
“The proliferation of guns here is unacceptable,” McCarthy said. “It puts our officers in danger every day. It puts us in armed confrontations every single day.”
If it’s that dangerous, what kind of mentality would demand citizens in that environment be helpless?
One intent on doing everything in his power to maintain a monopoly of violence, including playing the race card when it suits his purposes.
Meanwhile, just over the state line…
“A former mayor convicted of embezzling government funds to remodel his daughter’s Gary, Ind., home cannot reduce his prison sentence,” Courthouse News Service reports.
George Pabey, a former police chief, served as mayor of East Chicago, Ind., from 2004 to 2010 after 22 years on the police force.
You know what would fix that? A gun “buyback.”
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He is a field editor for GUNS Magazine, and a blogger at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance.