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Chicago Alderman: Put GPS Tracking Devices On All Guns
Breitbart TV / CBS ^ | January 18, 2013

Posted on 01/18/2013 3:56:21 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

CHICAGO (CBS) – A South Side alderman is asking for City Council hearings on an unorthodox gun control measure that would allow for GPS tracking of firearms. WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports Ald. Willie Cochran (20th), a former police officer, has suggested that global positioning system chips be embedded in new guns, and retrofitted on existing firearms, so they could be located if they go missing.

“Just like if your car gets stolen, OnStar can tell you where your car is. If your gun gets stolen, and you report it, we should be able to find that gun,” he said.

Cochran has introduced a resolution asking the Committee on Public Safety to hold hearings to receive testimony on the matter. A Massachusetts state senator from Boston has been pushing a similar measure in that state. Cochran acknowledged it might be expensive to install GPS chips on current and future firearms, but not as expensive as the cost of gun violence to society.

“Let’s measure what it costs in hospital costs, lost wages, deaths,” he said.

As for the privacy of gun owners who could be tracked with the GPS chips in their guns, Cochran said, “safety is … a much more important issue than is privacy.” (continued)

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TOPICS: Illinois; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: banglist; chicago; democrats; guncontrol; illinois; secondamendment
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1 posted on 01/18/2013 3:56:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s put GPS devices on ALL elected officials as a pre-requisite to holding office.


2 posted on 01/18/2013 3:58:59 PM PST by TADSLOS ( "I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."-George Mason)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of coarse the government would neeeeever abuse something like this.


3 posted on 01/18/2013 3:59:11 PM PST by Husker24
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Put GPS tracking on all Congress Critters. We’ll be their trackers, for a change.


4 posted on 01/18/2013 3:59:55 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And ALL of the Chicagobama thugs will show up fo some o dat GPS. This guy is bat$hiite nutz.


5 posted on 01/18/2013 4:01:20 PM PST by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You’ll have to find them all first.

These people are barmy.


6 posted on 01/18/2013 4:02:43 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
No.

/johnny

7 posted on 01/18/2013 4:03:13 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, how’s about putting 666 on the right hand or forehead of just every citizen?

Just wait ... Obama’s followers will be all for it for ‘peace and security’.

Think it won’t happen? Look at what they’re doing now.


8 posted on 01/18/2013 4:03:36 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Travis McGee
Put GPS tracking on all Congress Critters. We’ll be their trackers, for a change.

I've been saying it for a while. Restrict their time in Washington and sequester them within their districts the rest of the time.
9 posted on 01/18/2013 4:03:57 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: shankbear
I am serious dammit!!


10 posted on 01/18/2013 4:06:37 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Within his proposal lies an interesting idea. How about putting a GPS on every convicted violent felon, juvenile or adult?


11 posted on 01/18/2013 4:06:42 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: TADSLOS
"Let’s put GPS devices on ALL elected officials as a pre-requisite to holding office."

NO!

They should be chipped.

12 posted on 01/18/2013 4:07:08 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Zhang Fei

Naw, that would be a violation of privacy rights.


13 posted on 01/18/2013 4:08:31 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Dayum.
Another truly smart demonic-rat.
Hey, do whatever the He// he wants, but keep it in Chicago!


14 posted on 01/18/2013 4:08:37 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Travis McGee

A Soviet-style police state via electronics. Oh yeah, the liberals are all about “freedom”.


15 posted on 01/18/2013 4:09:43 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: onyx
That's his "Go Face"
This is his everyday face..


16 posted on 01/18/2013 4:11:05 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone read them the Fourth Amendment.


17 posted on 01/18/2013 4:12:06 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: mylife

Surprised he doesn’t already have 666 on his forehead ....


18 posted on 01/18/2013 4:12:58 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

It might be on the back. LOL


19 posted on 01/18/2013 4:14:26 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: TADSLOS

We’ve got a WINNER!!!


20 posted on 01/18/2013 4:14:54 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Let's imbed the owner with the chip and when he touches the gun, it will send an alert to the nearest police station that dude is on the move. Of course, he's only going to work this particular day....but you never know.

And thats the real problem....you never know!!!

21 posted on 01/18/2013 4:16:08 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey why stop there? Have a remote deactivation control “feature” built into the weapon so the feds could remotely deactivate a weapon upon demand whenever they want.

Possible remote deactivation conditions might include
- ANNUAL registration renewal is not secured
- healthcare results and/or info doctors provide the feds
- gun owner does not pay their taxes
- individual moves into a red state or state that does not comply with federal gun regulations
- individual donates money to NRA or conservative organizations deemed to be gun control unfriendly
- individual brings weapon into a “gun free” zone
etc etc


22 posted on 01/18/2013 4:16:28 PM PST by plain talk
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To: TADSLOS

And Lobbyists! Further explosive charges are installed on both as well and if a Lobbyist Tracker gets within 10 feet of a Politician Tracker (and or calls one another on the phone) the explosives discharge and a Special Election is held to fill the vacancy!


23 posted on 01/18/2013 4:19:08 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Just like if your car gets stolen, OnStar can tell you where your car is. If your gun gets stolen, and you report it, we should be able to find that gun,” he said.

Yes, Mr. Alderman, it IS just like that. Who wants a car with spyware pre-installed? No one? Hmm -- what does that tell you about the prospects for this "bright" idea?

24 posted on 01/18/2013 4:19:20 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If your gun gets stolen, and you report it, we should be able to find that gun

Ah.....*?

25 posted on 01/18/2013 4:19:20 PM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Chips in gang-bangers and other violent whackjobs.


26 posted on 01/18/2013 4:19:31 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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To: mylife

Those hatefilled eyes are what I have seen so often in the Middle East.

Could he be an Islamocrat?


27 posted on 01/18/2013 4:19:59 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Sounds good.


28 posted on 01/18/2013 4:22:01 PM PST by TADSLOS ( "I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."-George Mason)
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To: mylife

lol


29 posted on 01/18/2013 4:22:32 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Cochran has introduced a resolution asking the Committee on Public Safety to hold hearings

Prelude to a modern "Reign of Terror"?

30 posted on 01/18/2013 4:27:11 PM PST by mikrofon (Watch out, Citizen)
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To: plain talk
Individual writes scathing anti-Obama letter-to-the-editor.
Individual forms a Tea Party branch.
Individual leaves Islam.
Individual argues against same-sex marriage.
Individual runs for office as a conservative.
Individual homeschools.
31 posted on 01/18/2013 4:28:03 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Zhang Fei

Geeze I wish FR would add an “Up Ding” button...


32 posted on 01/18/2013 4:28:51 PM PST by thoolou ("I may have invented it, but Bill made it famous." - David Bradley, inventor of Ctrl-Alt-Del)
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To: mikrofon

Also, KGB stands for something similar in Russian.


33 posted on 01/18/2013 4:29:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: cripplecreek

Yeah, make them be folks beloved in their districts. If Congress is not in session, they have to be in their home district, keeping regular office hours.


34 posted on 01/18/2013 4:29:19 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Put a GPS device on every tax dollar and we will find some real criminals.


35 posted on 01/18/2013 4:32:33 PM PST by Starstruck (The police carry weapons for self protection)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Too bad the ATF didn't put GPS trackers on the 2,500
"assault" rifles they sent to Mexican drug cartels. /s
36 posted on 01/18/2013 4:35:58 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; mikrofon

A decent translation of KGB is Office (kabinet) of State Security.

A funny word play is that Russians used to call it the Office of Crude Bandits, using the same letters KGB in Russian.


37 posted on 01/18/2013 4:36:10 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Who in the F do you think this ass is kidding? Ruse to register guns for confiscation.
38 posted on 01/18/2013 4:37:08 PM PST by Logical me
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To: 353FMG

Anything is possible in Ratcago.


39 posted on 01/18/2013 4:43:11 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Travis McGee

Guys like John Conyers would be restricted to a 20 or 30 square mile area if that.


40 posted on 01/18/2013 4:43:40 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Starstruck

I like the way you think!


41 posted on 01/18/2013 4:44:25 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: cripplecreek

That’s what I’m thinking. Wearing a blaze orange suit, and a GPS ankle bracelet tracker beacon that shows up on everybody’s TV.


42 posted on 01/18/2013 4:56:20 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
Wearing a blaze orange suit, and a GPS ankle bracelet tracker beacon that shows up on everybody’s TV.

Had been tried before:

They are trying to marginalize gun owners; once that is achieved they can be declared "unamerican" and subjected to whatever treatment the all-merciful King of the USA selects for them. Care to guess who wrote the book on these tactics?

43 posted on 01/18/2013 5:18:31 PM PST by Greysard
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To: Zhang Fei
How about putting a GPS on every convicted violent felon, juvenile or adult?

Those devices already exist and are called Obamaphones. A chemical analysis sensor should be added to them.

44 posted on 01/18/2013 5:21:43 PM PST by Reeses
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

we need an IQ and common sense test for all aspiring politicians publish the results before voting for them


45 posted on 01/18/2013 5:28:00 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Keep on giving me reasons to move to Texas, Chicago, keep on giving me reasons.


46 posted on 01/18/2013 5:30:27 PM PST by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These people are our servants. Lets put GPS on them, so we can monitor our investments.


47 posted on 01/18/2013 5:33:44 PM PST by Truth2012
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To: Greysard
No, I wasn't clear, we were referring to the elected congress critters as the only ones with teh trackers, so their constituents would know where to find them all the time.

The other scapegoating, yes, that's coming over the horizon, big and ugly.


48 posted on 01/18/2013 5:37:31 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Great idea, that way we would know exactly where the gang memebers are and the police can go round them up quietly, without a single gun shot.

Or Great Idea, I am sure that every gang member who owns a gun will go right out and get it tagged.

Is the sarcasm tag really needed?


49 posted on 01/18/2013 5:39:14 PM PST by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: Cyclone59

I’ve said for months that Baraq and WithHolder need to schedule the first ATF weapons roundup in Chicago in summer 2013.


50 posted on 01/18/2013 5:40:51 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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