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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.
Sadly, this guy won’t have a job pretty soon.
Exposing City Hall. How impudent!
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.
Buffoonery to avoid the effects of unconstitutional laws penned by their own hands.
Free Lollipops too.
Corruption, privilege and hypocracy are all hallmarks of the Democrat Party. Which is why people laugh at it rather than do something about it.
If it were Republicans, there would be lynchings.
-—that was the case fifty years ago when I was a kid and I suspect it was the case one hundred years ago-—
Chicago politics as usual.
“Some animals are more equal than others.”
What do the subjects of King Daley’s Chicago think about this? Oh, never mind it doesn’t matter what they think...
Hoisted on his own petard.
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...
One set of laws for the Lords, and another for the peasants.
They aren’t going to get it until citizens begin voting by alternative methods.
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.
All animals are equal. Pigs are more equal than others.
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??
From the rooftops.