February 18th, 2013

Chicago Police Chief: Second Amendment Is A Danger To Public Safety


[Associate Editor's note: It is not surprising that the Chicago Police Superintendent would make these claims. Chicago has the some of the strictest gun control policies in the Nation. Isn't strange that they also have one of the highest murder rates in the Country. Go figure. - Shorty Dawkins]

By: Dana Loesch: February 17th, 2013

Chicago’s Chief of Police, who previously blamed ”government-sponsored racism” and Sarah Palin for Chicago’s gun violence, declared that the law-ful exercise of the Second Amendment was a threat to public safety. From the Illinois State Rifle Association:

Chicago’s embattled police superintendent dug himself deeper into a pit of controversy today by claiming that lawful firearm owners are agents of political corruption.  Appearing on a Chicago Sunday morning talk show, superintendent Garry McCarthy expressed his conviction that firearm owners who lobby their elected representatives or who donate money to political campaigns are engaged in corruption that endangers public safety.  McCarthy went on to express his belief that judges and legislators should rely on public opinion polls when interpreting our Constitution.

After totally dismissing the citizen’s right to redress grievances, McCarthy trained his constitutional wisdom on the 2nd Amendment.  Despite recent court decisions to the contrary, McCarthy opined that the 2ndAmendment limits citizens to owning smooth-bore muskets.  McCarthy went on to say that he believes that the 2nd Amendment supports mandatory liability insurance for firearm owners and the mandatory application of GPS tracking devices to civilian owned firearms.

“ Garry McCarthy ’s understanding of our Constitution barely qualifies him as a meter maid, never mind the chief of the nation’s third largest police department,” commented ISRA Executive Director Richard Pearson .  “What on earth would possess McCarthy to assert that constitutional rights should be meted out based on public opinion polls?  Let’s not forget that public opinion polls once opposed a woman’s right to vote while it would be a safe bet that, at one time, polls would have shown lynching as an acceptable form of justice.  It has been said that our Constitution exists to protect the minority from the tyranny of the majority.  McCarthy’s view of our Constitution is dangerous and unbecoming of a civil servant.”

“McCarthy needs to understand that the lawful firearm owners of this state will continue to lobby their representatives and continue to support candidates who represent their interests,” continued Pearson.  “If Garry McCarthy doesn’t like that, well that’s just too bad.  If McCarthy is so interested in influence peddling, he should pop into some of the gin mills ringing the Illinois Capitol and count the ruddy red noses of taxpayer-funded lobbyists for the City of Chicago.”

McCarthy’s assertion that the Founders limited arms to smooth bore muskets is demonstrably false as well.

McCarthy has previously said that Illinois “does not have strict gun laws” and that stricter laws were needed in order to adequately combat crimes committed by those illegally possessing firearms.

It’s a concerning prejudice against law-abiding citizens from an official who has the authority to arrest and give orders to fire at them.

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8 Responses to “Chicago Police Chief: Second Amendment Is A Danger To Public Safety”

  1. 1
    Deborah Says:

    More like city doing a poor job of catch and release criminals like revolving doors.

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    Darin Bowers Says:

    My God, when will Illinois get fed up with these brain dead tyrants and their BS laws……… Do i have to come up there ? haha

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    Churchill Says:

    Obviously, this fella has shown by his irresponsile attitude towards the law of how well incapable he is in performing his obligations and duties as a Police Chief. Loyalty he lacks and Trustworthy he is not.

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    Orion Says:

    Remember folks he’s not caring about or addressing us, He is aiming at those un-informed who have fears based on exactly what this type of character spews. It is propaganda aimed at the *Please help us GOV* crowd, and Polls he says? They change like the wind direction…..

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    Don Says:

    Sad…That an official who took the oath to protect and defend the Constitution would make statement that clearly against HIS OATH…Traitor…is a word that comes to mind when this top cop spits upon our Constitution…do your job, honor YOUR OATH…or resign…You are NOT doing what you are being PAID to do…MOLON LABE!

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    Darin Bowers Says:

    “The second Amendment is a danger to public safety here in Chicago” Translation—> “Armed citizens are a threat to the stranglehold of domination and corruption we gangsters here in Chicago enjoy over our citizens, so i must now attempt to Jedi Mind Trick you into believing that you are NOT living in the highest crime area of the country and because the law abiding are disarmed, its your fault for believing you have a right defend yourself from us and other criminals…….you are safest when you are helpless, you are safest when you are helpless, you are safest when you are helpless and you will be even safer and happier if you give up ALLLLLLLLLLL your human rights and just truuuuust me, its the only way. Please be afraid of me.” -very truly yours with love, Chief Gangster of Darkness, Dispenser of Tyranny in the Greater Chicago Area.

    Sounds to me like you guys in Chicago need to remove 1 delusional Police Chief from office, like yesterday. WE ALONE are responsible for defending our families and our Country in the eyes of God. Love ALWAYS protects. Chief McCarthy seems to love his position of perceived power and is trying to protect it with deception and willful ignorance. We all protect and fight for what we love. If you love True Freedom, True Safety and your Families………. fight for it ! Defend yourselves ! These are basic human rights ! We are not here to be dominated by evil men. Especially not in the land of giants like Abraham Lincoln. Free yourselves. The Gun Confiscation Cards (FOID)that you all carry and comply with goes DIRECTLY AGAINST “THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS…… and that right——-> Shall….Not…..BE….Infringed. That means you, your right to keep and bear arms…….. you………yes you. -Darin Bowers

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    The American Says:

    You need to look no farther than the mayor and commander in chief who planted this guy in there to spew such garbage out of his pie hole.

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    Earl Lee Swagger Says:

    Chicago is danger to public safety!

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