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Chicago Mayor 'Delusional' for Seeking Gun Ban, Group Says
crosswalk.com ^ | Randy Hall

Posted on 03/14/2006 4:55:52 PM PST by Gomez

An Illinois gun rights group Tuesday called Chicago Democratic Mayor Richard Daley "delusional" for demanding that all 1.5 million firearm owners in the state appear before him and explain why their weapons should not be banned or confiscated.

While acknowledging that Daley's statement comes in the wake of a pair of shootings in the city that left two young girls dead, Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA), nevertheless said that the mayor's outburst "suggests strongly that it's time to pad the walls" of his office with rubber.

"I have a message for you, Mr. Mayor," Pearson added. "The Revolutionary War was not fought so that we could unseat King George and install King Richard. The Bill of Rights is not a stick of salami that you can slice and dice at your whim.

"You may have succeeded in suspending the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 9th amendments" to the U.S. Constitution "in Chicago, but the people of Illinois are not going to let you extend your tyranny beyond the city limits," he stated.

"And no, we have no obligation to come to Chicago, kneel before your throne and beg to freely exercise the rights that so many before us have died for," Pearson said. "To be honest, Mr. Mayor, I think Chicago would be a much better place if you spent less time in front of the cameras and more time behind your desk."

Daley's unusual demand follows a series of events that began on Friday, March 3, when 14-year-old Starkesia Reed was killed when a stray bullet came through the window of her family's house in the city's Englewood community.

Twenty-four-year-old Carail Weeks was charged the following week with first-degree murder in the case.

Then on Saturday, March 11, Siretha White was felled by a bullet from a drive-by shooting as she celebrated her 10th birthday in another Englewood neighborhood.

Authorities later arrested Moses Phillips, 19, and Paree Jones, 25, and charged each with three counts of attempted murder for a gang-related shooting that happened earlier in the day. While the suspects are not charged with Siretha White's murder, police officials believe they are linked to the incident.

As a result of the slayings, Daley renewed his ongoing plea for tighter gun control laws in the state.

"It could happen to any child that's going to school now," Daley said Monday. The tragedies show "a total disregard of human life, and it's as simple as that."

"Why does an adult decide to fire a weapon at a bunch of children at a party?" the mayor asked. "Think of that one, or just drive down the street and start firing a weapon at someone's home."

Daley also demanded that the state's 1.5 million law-abiding firearm owners travel to Chicago to appear before him and explain why their firearms should not be banned and confiscated.

Pearson stated that ISRA members grieved over the Englewood families' losses.

"Like all people of good conscience, the state's hunters and sportsmen are sickened by the murders of innocent children," Pearson said. "It's disturbing to think that there are people out there who will pepper a home full of children with bullets for the sake of securing a corner drug outlet. But those people are out there."

While the mayor "spent the weekend swilling green beer and bagels, a Baghdad mentality settled over Englewood," Pearson added. "Daley is losing control of his city, and all he can do is lay down a smokescreen of blame against the state's law-abiding firearm owners."

As Cybercast News Service previously reported, efforts by Daley and Illinois Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich in February to institute an assault-weapons ban have been criticized by gun makers as potentially damaging to the state's economy.

Gun rights advocates have also labeled as a "boondoggle" a bill proposed by the governor in his State of the State address to outlaw assault weapons in Illinois.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: remembermeigsfield; thedaleypinkomachine

1 posted on 03/14/2006 4:55:54 PM PST by Gomez
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To: Gomez
Chicago Mayor 'Delusional' for Seeking Gun Ban, Group Says

No he's not delusional. He knows exactly what he's doing.

2 posted on 03/14/2006 4:57:40 PM PST by umgud (gitrdun)
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To: Gomez

Mr. Pearson didn't mince his words. Nice.


3 posted on 03/14/2006 4:59:27 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: umgud

His dad was just a boss and a hack. This guy's the real commie mccoy.


4 posted on 03/14/2006 4:59:32 PM PST by Luke21
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To: 1rudeboy

I think they should all show up, armed to the teeth!


5 posted on 03/14/2006 5:03:37 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: 1rudeboy

I could hear the snarl.


6 posted on 03/14/2006 5:03:51 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

No doubt. If he didn't prepare his remarks in advance, I'm impressed.


7 posted on 03/14/2006 5:06:15 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Gomez

"You may have succeeded in suspending the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 9th amendments" to the U.S. Constitution "in Chicago, but the people of Illinois are not going to let you extend your tyranny beyond the city limits," he stated.

"And no, we have no obligation to come to Chicago, kneel before your throne and beg to freely exercise the rights that so many before us have died for," Pearson said. "To be honest, Mr. Mayor, I think Chicago would be a much better place if you spent less time in front of the cameras and more time behind your desk."

Way to go! I am stealing that little "speech" and giving it to our Commie Mayor Dave C. (you can't pronounce it, anyway) of Madistan, WI if he ever tries to pull this stunt!


8 posted on 03/14/2006 5:07:40 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Gomez
Daley also demanded that the state's 1.5 million law-abiding firearm owners travel to Chicago to appear before him and explain why their firearms should not be banned and confiscated.

Since there's no quote marks there, I'd love to see what Da Mayor actually said or proposed.

What a Maroon!


9 posted on 03/14/2006 5:09:53 PM PST by El Gato
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To: Gomez

I think that Michigan solved much of their gang violence problem, along with drive-by shootings, by having the highest incarceration rate in the midwest.

Keep those little gang-bangers in jail until age 35, and you won't have these problems....


10 posted on 03/14/2006 5:11:03 PM PST by TWohlford
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Typical: lace-curtain Irish pol snaps his fingers and his shanty-Irish enforcers go forth and obey.

Works in Chi-town, but the entire state of Illinois? Oh - it's not 1929, either. I forgot.


11 posted on 03/14/2006 5:11:13 PM PST by elcid1970
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To: Gomez

That's so refreshing to see. Someone who leaves the "politically correctness" at the door and just says it like it is. I tilt my glass to you sir.


12 posted on 03/14/2006 5:13:42 PM PST by Integrityrocks
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To: Gomez
Handguns are banned in Chicago. You cannot buy or possess ammunition in Chicago. The murders in Chicago continue.

Rather than admit that his ban is a failure, Daley now wants to extend the ban to the whole state?

13 posted on 03/14/2006 5:15:11 PM PST by robertpaulsen
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To: Gomez
First, Daley tries to steal a national election, and now he wants to eliminate the Second amendment in IL. Dip me in sh*t and call me stinky if that doesn't sound like Hugo Chavez's mo.

5.56mm

14 posted on 03/14/2006 5:17:00 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Gomez

Ritchie is a sock puppet.


15 posted on 03/14/2006 5:19:56 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: robertpaulsen

Not to mention that Illinois is practically surrounded by CCW States (not sure about MO), none of which have degenerated into lawlessness and anarchy.


16 posted on 03/14/2006 5:22:18 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: TWohlford

Do they turn peaceful at 35 ?


17 posted on 03/14/2006 5:23:16 PM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: robertpaulsen
"Rather than admit that his ban is a failure, Daley now wants to extend the ban to the whole state?"

No, he wants to extend it to the whole country. The state is just the next step.

18 posted on 03/14/2006 5:23:42 PM PST by the lone wolf (Good Luck, and watch out for stobor.)
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To: M Kehoe
This is the kind of crap that we had to endure, and more, in Daley's great City of Chicago.

And this is why we left ...

19 posted on 03/14/2006 5:23:54 PM PST by Vindicator1
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To: Gomez

The Libune has been banging the drum all week about gun control. They have run a disinformation campaign editorializing with the front page. Again.


20 posted on 03/14/2006 5:24:37 PM PST by satchmodog9 (Most people stand on the tracks and never even hear the train coming)
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To: festus

"Do they turn peaceful at 35 ?"

Generally speaking, if people are relased after age 30 - 35 they tend not to come back to jail. If you release them before age 30 about 70% of them come back to prison.

Keep 'em in Jail until age 35...


21 posted on 03/14/2006 5:25:08 PM PST by TWohlford
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To: Vindicator1

And I forgot to add, happily now living in the great State of Texas. Should have moved down here 20 years ago.


22 posted on 03/14/2006 5:26:11 PM PST by Vindicator1
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To: 1rudeboy

We (MO) are a CCW state. With the exception of parts of St Louis and K.C. there is little lawlessness or anarchy. Lots of guns and little violent crime in most of the state.


23 posted on 03/14/2006 5:29:54 PM PST by ExpatGator (Progressivism: A polyp on the colon politic.)
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To: satchmodog9
The Libune has been banging the drum all week about gun control. They have run a disinformation campaign editorializing with the front page. Again.

Meanwhile, downstate about 2 hours...

The fall of gun control: Terror, hurricanes spur gun ownership

A_R

24 posted on 03/14/2006 5:38:35 PM PST by arkady_renko
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To: Gomez

Message to the mayor:

Gang bangers don't give a rat's ass about your gun control laws.

Law-abiding citizens however, want to protect their families from the increasing threat of home invasions.


25 posted on 03/14/2006 5:42:58 PM PST by Kenny500c
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To: Gomez
EUREKA SPRINGS, N.C. -- A Cumberland County mother shot and killed an apparent home intruder Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. The shooting happened on the corner of Eloise Street and Charles Avenue near Fayetteville, where investigators said, a man kicked in the front door of the house, possibly to burglarize the house. The woman, Crystal Strickland, 23, then shot the man, investigators said.

More HERE.

I wonder if King Richard would like her to come by and tell him why she doesn't need a gun? She's from out of the state, so I guess she isn't one of his and Court Jester Blago's subjects anyway...

A_R

26 posted on 03/14/2006 5:43:51 PM PST by arkady_renko
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To: umgud

Chicago deserves what it gets.


27 posted on 03/14/2006 5:44:09 PM PST by zzen01
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To: Gomez
"explain why their weapons should not be banned or confiscated"

"the people's right to keep and bear arms shall not be abridged."

28 posted on 03/14/2006 6:02:59 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (The Prophet Muhammed, Piss Be Upon Him)
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"Why does an adult decide to fire a weapon at a bunch of children at a party?"

A: Because Liberalism (read: LBJ) destroyed the black family and its morals on purpose to create a captive voting block.

29 posted on 03/14/2006 6:05:53 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (The Prophet Muhammed, Piss Be Upon Him)
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To: Gomez
Daley also demanded that the state's 1.5 million law-abiding firearm

Wait a minute, dipstick. Was it LAW ABIDING gun owners who were engaging in gunplay and gang activity on the streets of Chicago?

Lying scumbag.

30 posted on 03/14/2006 6:40:22 PM PST by Fido969 (It's all about ME)
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To: elcid1970

I've called on industrial accounts in Illinois. There are too many deer hunters to allow this.


31 posted on 03/14/2006 7:36:56 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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