Skip to comments.Chicago Police Chief says firearms owners are corrupt and endanger public safety
Posted on 02/17/2013 1:14:56 PM PST by Illinois Review
The Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA), thinks 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 2nd Amendment 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."
Nail, meet hammer. What an idiot. An obvious political appointee with no enough brains to fill a shoe.
A Chicago Police Chief calling other people corrupt and a danger to the public. LOL! The boy definitely ain’t right in the head. I’ll bet the commie piggy doesn’t like TEA Party types either. The boy probably thinks that they’re “racists”.
Just keep in mind that the vast majority of Police Chiefs are appointed to their job by the sitting mayor.
If you want to really know what is going on with your local PD, get to know some of the officers.
County Sheriffs on the other hand are elected to their office. More often than not, they understand the facts of life.
Ask Obama if you can round up the trouble makers and send them to Obama’s Fema camps.
What do you expect from an entrenched chicago political idiot, anything different would show that he is justnot an honest cop. these idiots from Illinois do not realize there is a thing called the rule of Law, the Us Constitution and the Illinois state Constitution. Now we get to see how entrenched the corruption of the chicago political machine is all the way down to the probability of the meter maid too.
And, this is a surprise to whom? This is illinois, one of the most corrupt states in the country!
Good luck satirizing this one, John. I had to check twice to make sure it wasn’t one of yours! /not kidding
ANYONE outside of Chicago who would take seriously a Chicago pol calling someone/anyone else corrupt has to be living in the Twilight Zone to be even remotely convinced. Or are there really people that dangerously stupid?
“Chicago Police Chief says firearms owners are corrupt and endanger public safety...”
Any opinion from the chief about those who possess firearms illegally? Of course not.
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt carried a long-barreled pistol with in her car wherever she went -
According to this moron, Eleanor Roosevelt was corrupt and endangered public safety.
NEW YORK, March 7 (IP)Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt carries a
long barreled pistol on her frequent motor trips about the country,
friends said tonight, as a concession to the secret service and not
because she fears for her own safety.
“If you want to get her down on you “for good,” one of them confided,
“just hint that she is afraid to travel alone.”
The President’s wife disclosed in New Orleans yesterday that she
carries a pistol in her automobile and “can use it.” She added that
she had the “same training with a pistol that the New York National
Mon. March 9, 1937
“Plattsburgh Daily Press”
Google Garry McCarthy arrested NJ!
Some clown in Chicago stupid enough to actually verbalize the “C” word and not know that the entire Civilized World knows that Corruption is Business as usual in Chicago...
He can’t be that stupid, he at minimum drank the Obama koolaid and is waiting for his Comet... then again there are a number of fairly recently prosecuted Chicago thugs that never took up star gazing either. (JJ JR hopefully to soon join that crowd)
It begs the question if that opinion includes his own police officers!?
Well, SOMEBODY in Chic-ago sure is corrupt.
And I don’t think it is the gun owners who legally purchased their sidearms. There are an awful lot of gun POSSESSORS who have no business in the same room with any kind of sidearm, but the deliberately blind city fathers take no notice of this small discrepancy between “probably legal” and “can’t possibly be legal”.
Contrary to popular belief, there ARE some people who have guns within the city limits of Chicago that are covered within the very strict limitations placed upon them by the local ordinances. But there are a awful lot more that pay no attention to these restrictions, and in fact, have been known to use these firearms for distinctly illegal purposes, like intimidation in an armed robbery or kidnapping, or wounding others and inflicting great harm and abuse, or even to take the life of another. These people have, in fact, never registered or made known they even possess guns, until the weapon comes out and is being aimed and fired.
Those who cannot make the distinction, and act upon the two really very different circumstances, have no business setting rules for anybody. Unfortunately there is no mechanism for removing the ignorant and merely naive from positions of legislative responsibility.
Political Correctness is the bane of our existence today.
Demonization begets criminalization which begets confiscation which begets extermination.
In that order.
As history teaches and proves.
History is repeating.
The city is in real trouble with this dummy running things.
How many people voted for Obama.....twice?
Lets apply some logic...
IF lawful firearm owners are agents of political corruption
AND Chicago policemen and the police commissioner are lawful firearm owners
THEN Chicago policemen and the police commissioner are Agents of Political CORRUPTION!
In as much as it applies to the CPD I think he is correct!
(My undistributed middle isn’t showing, is it?)
No, the corrupt ones are those that have guns illegally. They’re the people you go after. Understand or is breathing too difficult for you? (not you the poster, the Chicago cop idiot or whomever whatever)
The sad fact is that he really thinks this way. To him, 0, and 99% of cops we are the criminals. We're corrupt for demanding our rights. In their minds we're only there as slaves on their tax farms.
And this man is the face of law and order, and holds the ultimate power of life and death over your family, and especially your dog.
In Chiccago that is true as the only firearms owners are the cops and politicians.
“judges and legislators should rely on public opinion polls when interpreting our Constitution.”
Oh, the public opinion polls conducted by phone, where law abiding gun owners hang up, rather than respond to invasive questions?
As if that were ever the mechanism for constitutional interpretation.
Does Garry still get drunk and shoot out streetlights?
These people are so evil.
I didn’t think I’d ever see a politician dumber than Obama or Biden. But this McCarthy idiot is a first class dumbass.