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Police union boss blasts 'double standard' on gun plan - One set of rules for aldermen, one set...
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 21, 2008 | FRAN SPIELMAN

Posted on 05/22/2008 11:51:24 PM PDT by neverdem

City Hall Reporter

One set of rules for aldermen, one set for rest of us, he says

Fraternal Order of Police President Mark Donahue today decried the "double standard" that prompted Mayor Daley to endorse the idea of temporarily re-opening gun registration in Chicago after a request from Ald. Richard Mell (33rd).

"We have retired police officers who have a right to carry concealed weapons across the country, and they're being barred from registering their weapons in Chicago. We've taken one of these cases to Circuit Court. Dick Mell has taken his case to the City Council," the union president said.

"Whether he knows it or not, the mayor, by this agreement [to endorse a temporary gun amnesty] is establishing a double standard. One for members of the City Council, the other for everybody else."

A former hunter, Mell is proposing a one-month amnesty after he forgot to re-register his arsenal of shotguns, rifles and pistols as required every year by the ordinance he helped to pass.

During the month-long window, gun owners who attempted to re-register their guns between May 1, 2007 and April 1, 2008 only to be rejected on grounds the registrations had lapsed would be allowed to re-register without penalty.

Daley responded by endorsing the idea without reservation--not as a favor to Mell, but to get a realistic handle on the number of guns in Chicago.

The mayor argued that Mell is not alone. A lot of gun owners find themselves in the same predicament. Many of them are hunters who bring their guns "back and forth" to summer homes in Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan, the mayor said.

On Wednesday, Donahue questioned the mayor's motives for endorsing the change. If the goal is truly what Daley says it is, then the amnesty window should be permanently re-opened for existing gun owners, the union president said.

"If they're looking to find out how many guns are in the city, leave it open. Why set a window on it? Do it for everyone who has an existing gun," Donahue said.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; donutwatch; gungrabbers; obamaland; orwelliannightmare; policestate

1 posted on 05/22/2008 11:51:24 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Sadly, this guy won’t have a job pretty soon.


2 posted on 05/22/2008 11:52:52 PM PDT by wastedyears (Freedom is the right of all sentient beings. - Optimus Prime)
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To: DMZFrank; endthematrix; Chgogal; NotJustAnotherPrettyFace; Lawgvr1955; Petruchio; stylin19a; ...

Exposing City Hall. How impudent!


3 posted on 05/22/2008 11:55:27 PM PDT by neverdem (I'm praying for a Divine Intervention.)
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To: neverdem

There was a good conversation on the Roe Conn Show out of Chicago today between Roe and Ron Majers (Chicago TV anchorman), about how corruption and privilege and hypocracy is so endemic in Chicago that people just laugh at it, rather than actually do anything about it.


4 posted on 05/23/2008 12:04:51 AM PDT by JennysCool (They all say they want change, but they’re really after folding money.)
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To: neverdem

Buffoonery to avoid the effects of unconstitutional laws penned by their own hands.

Free Lollipops too.

Idiots.


5 posted on 05/23/2008 12:05:30 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1
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To: JennysCool
about how corruption and privilege and hypocracy is so endemic in Chicago that people just laugh at it, rather than actually do anything about it.

Corruption, privilege and hypocracy are all hallmarks of the Democrat Party. Which is why people laugh at it rather than do something about it.

6 posted on 05/23/2008 12:12:30 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Ted Kennedy is the finest collection of hops and barley money can buy)
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To: VeniVidiVici

So true.

If it were Republicans, there would be lynchings.


7 posted on 05/23/2008 12:14:31 AM PDT by JennysCool (They all say they want change, but they’re really after folding money.)
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To: JennysCool

-—that was the case fifty years ago when I was a kid and I suspect it was the case one hundred years ago-—


8 posted on 05/23/2008 3:05:16 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: neverdem

Chicago politics as usual.


9 posted on 05/23/2008 3:22:38 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: neverdem

“Some animals are more equal than others.”


10 posted on 05/23/2008 4:41:16 AM PDT by 2001convSVT ("People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence")
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To: neverdem

What do the subjects of King Daley’s Chicago think about this? Oh, never mind it doesn’t matter what they think...


11 posted on 05/23/2008 5:05:09 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: neverdem; Joe Brower
"A former hunter, Mell is proposing a one-month amnesty after he forgot to re-register his arsenal of shotguns, rifles and pistols as required every year by the ordinance he helped to pass."

Hoisted on his own petard.


12 posted on 05/23/2008 5:12:55 AM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Travis McGee; hiredhand; Squantos
forgot to re-register his arsenal of shotguns, rifles and pistols as required every year by the ordinance he helped to pass.

so instead of realizing the useless law for the burden its designed to be and erasing bad legislation...they drive a larger wedge between royalty and p!ssant commoners...

sadly, nobody can do anything because now its so common that our masters can openly flip the bird at the citizenry...

not too very long ago tar and feathers wouldve been the least of their worries...

13 posted on 05/23/2008 5:32:12 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Trust in the Lord...vote yer conscience...=...LiveFReeOr Die...)
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To: Gilbo_3

One set of laws for the Lords, and another for the peasants.


14 posted on 05/23/2008 5:52:10 AM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Travis McGee

They aren’t going to get it until citizens begin voting by alternative methods.


15 posted on 05/23/2008 6:20:40 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Travis McGee
Dick Mell is a major POS. But for a real hoot check out the history of "The Honorable" Aldercreature Dorothy "The Hat" Tillman.

L

16 posted on 05/23/2008 6:32:07 AM PDT by Lurker (Pimping my blog: http://lurkerslair-lurker.blogspot.com/)
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To: neverdem
A former hunter, Mell is proposing a one-month amnesty after he forgot to re-register his arsenal of shotguns, rifles and pistols as required every year by the ordinance he helped to pass.

Be careful what you pray for you might get it.

I am not deeply sadden that this idiot can not live with the rules he wanted in inflict on others.

17 posted on 05/23/2008 6:47:15 AM PDT by TYVets
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To: TYVets

All animals are equal. Pigs are more equal than others.


18 posted on 05/23/2008 7:16:52 AM PDT by weegee (We cant keep our homes on 72 at all times & just expect that other countries are going to say OK -BO)
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To: neverdem

For those of us not familiar with the law..what happens if you don’t register them every year...what penalty does this guy get and did he already get it or is there special treatment going on now while they work on this 30 day amnesty bill??


19 posted on 05/23/2008 8:12:19 AM PDT by conservativehusker (GO BIG RED!!!!)
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To: MileHi
They aren’t going to get it until citizens begin voting by alternative methods.

From the rooftops.

-ccm

20 posted on 05/23/2008 8:29:21 AM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Travis McGee

And in the Book of Esther, the evil plotter Haman was hoisted on his own gallows.


21 posted on 05/23/2008 5:21:36 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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