By David Codrea
“[H]e has urged city officials in his hometown to enact changes to help both citizens and police,” the report explains.
“There’s other cities that have way tougher gun laws,” Wade asserted. “We have weak gun laws.”
In the interests of giving monopoly of violence advocates that “national conversation on guns” they claim they want to have – as long as they get to be the ones who do all the talking – by all means, let’s urge Wade to flesh out what it is he wants. But let’s then also expect him to provide verifiable assurances that such laws would have made any difference in the case of his cousin, the 90 people murdered in Chicago in August, or the 700 homicides the Windy City’s violent criminal element is expected to “achieve” by year’s end.
What is it he wants? Specifically?
Does he know what laws already exist and were allegedly broken by the two alleged murderers allegedly out on parole who allegedly shot his stroller-pushing cousin to death when they were allegedly trying to kill someone else? And when Chicago PD says the city's criminals get their guns from Indiana, is there a reason they don’t also inform the public that’s a violation of federal and state laws?
When Wade says his own children are afraid of the police, why is that? And why would he then want the cops to be the “only ones” with guns?
What “changes” does Wade want? He shouldn't be allowed to get away with just saying “Something must be done.” All the gun-grabbers say that. Hillary says that.
What do they mean by “something”? And when will “something” be “enough”?
And, noting who is committing the majority of Chi-Town’s “gun violence,” does he agree with Michael Bloomberg, that there ought to be race-based disarmament laws?
The floor is yours, Mr. Wade.
ATF has backed down from its surprise announcement on nitrocellulose – for now. What they do next depends on us. “An Explosive Proposition” is my latest GUNS Magazine “Rights Watch” column.
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.
In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.