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Chicago police concerned about conceal-carry bill
Chicago Tribune ^ | 21 APR 11 | dcbryan1

Posted on 04/20/2011 12:52:40 PM PDT by DCBryan1

CHICAGO— Chicago police are joining anti-gun violence groups in voicing concerns about a bill that would allow Illinois residents to get permits to carry concealed firearms.

Assistant police superintendent Jimmy Jackson says he's concerned about gaps in the mental health screening system for would-be gun owners. He spoke at a Chicago news conference held by the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; bradybunch; ccl; ccw; chicago; concealedcarry; gungrabbers; illinois
First CA sends politicians to TX to find out why people are evacutating CA to TX, and now CPD is asking VPC and the Brady Bunch for help?


1 posted on 04/20/2011 12:52:46 PM PDT by DCBryan1
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To: DCBryan1
Assistant police superintendent Jimmy Jackson says he's concerned about gaps in the mental health screening system for would-be gun owners.

I'm concerned about gaps in the mental health screening system for would-be police superintendents.

2 posted on 04/20/2011 12:54:34 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When and why did Steve Dunham change his name to Barack Hussein Obama? When he converted to Islam?)
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To: DCBryan1
Chicago police are joining anti-gun violence groups in voicing concerns about a bill that would allow Illinois residents to get permits to carry concealed firearms.

They could title the permit the "Second Amendment Rights Exercise Permit".

Is there a cap on the allowed pricing of basic God given rights permits?

3 posted on 04/20/2011 12:57:47 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I’m concerned abou the gaps in mental health screening for Chicago cops.


4 posted on 04/20/2011 12:58:52 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: DCBryan1

>>> Chicago police concerned about conceal-carry bill <<<

Why, Philadelphia city is a gun free zone. Why doesn’t Chicago declare the same?

/Every night there are always news reporting several killed or injured by bullets (from non-existing guns).


5 posted on 04/20/2011 1:00:44 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Lurker
I’m concerned abou the gaps in mental health screening for Chicago cops.

Then you're a racist!

</sarcasm>

6 posted on 04/20/2011 1:01:31 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When and why did Steve Dunham change his name to Barack Hussein Obama? When he converted to Islam?)
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To: DCBryan1

I would be more concerned about the mental health of the cops.


7 posted on 04/20/2011 1:01:46 PM PDT by Logical me
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8 posted on 04/20/2011 1:03:22 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I'm concerned about gaps in the mental health screening system for would-be police superintendents.

Funny you bring this up because there was a lawsuit recently out of Champaign Illinois where someone sued the PD because they hired a cop who had been diagnosed with mental issues and as you can guess this cop went nuts on a call and beat some guy into a coma.

During the suit is was found by attorneys that the state of Illinois does not legally require any law enforcement agency to check the mental health records or any health records of any candidate for police officer. They are only required to pass a physical and take the MMPI test.

If they pass both they are in.

9 posted on 04/20/2011 1:15:41 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour (With The Resistance...)
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To: Lurker

>I’m concerned abou the gaps in mental health screening for Chicago cops.

Post of the day so far...


10 posted on 04/20/2011 1:18:03 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO)
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To: DCBryan1

he’s concerned about gaps in the mental health screening system for would-be gun owners.

The aame could be said about the Chicago police.


11 posted on 04/20/2011 1:24:40 PM PDT by chainsaw ("The government cannot give to anyone anything that it does not first take from someone else.")
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To: Sir Napsalot

The Constitution was not written to please the cops.

It was written for the express purpose of protecting the citizens from an oppressive government and those who would impose such a government upon us.

So in reality, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are not really about free speech and the right to own firearms’ it is about how to constrain the desire of some men for power over their fellow man.


12 posted on 04/20/2011 1:35:42 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: Lurker

This is an ABSOLUTE LIE and SPIN!!

Most Chicago Cops Know they are OUT GUNNED!!

They want help from Law Abiding Citizens!!


13 posted on 04/20/2011 1:37:48 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: DCBryan1

Jimmy works for Rahm. All you need to know.


14 posted on 04/20/2011 1:38:47 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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“Assistant police superintendent Jimmy Jackson”

Not so much a cop as a politician.

The cops don’t worry about this stuff, it’s the sheriffs and the cheifs. The politicians.


15 posted on 04/20/2011 1:40:22 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: DCBryan1

Well.... I know when I am really for looking for expertise on this issue I go to the guy who runs the Chicago police department which, last year, experienced 39 shootings in one weekend with 13 deaths.

He has the experience and is my go-to guy. </sarcasm/>


16 posted on 04/20/2011 1:44:15 PM PDT by texmexis best
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To: facedown; chainsaw

I read that the majority of Illinois sheriffs think that more law-abiding Americans should carry guns, to protect themselves from criminals.

I’m the chairman of the Illinois Center Right Coalition, a group that was founded, in Jan. 2003, to encourage all Illinois conservatives to cooperate, to recruit conservative candidates, donate to them, and find volunteers, for them. The steering committee has included about 40 people, including John Cox, Jim Oberweis, Pat O’Malley, Norm Hill, Mike Psak, David McAloon, Carl Segvich, Joe Morris, Gary Dunlap, and Jon Zahm. The ICRC site is www.illinoiscenterright.com. The ICRC will hold a meeting on Sat., May 7, 12:30-2:00, at Jumbo Buffet, a Chinese restaurant, at 900 N. Lake St., Aurora. We’ll discuss the April elections and whom we hope will run, in 2012. Each attendee is expected to buy lunch.


17 posted on 04/20/2011 2:50:07 PM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: DCBryan1

Actual, law abiding citizens of the United States actually using their constitutional rights.

18 posted on 04/20/2011 2:53:41 PM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Since when is Philly a gun-free zone?


19 posted on 04/20/2011 3:53:24 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Get the BO out of the Executive Mansion.)
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Of course the Chicago cops are worried. If citizens with CCW premits start blasting bad guys, the cops start taking pay cuts.

That is, many bad guys who are thugs and prey on the weak are going to get killed. When bad guys assume room temperature, they also stop paying certain Chicago cops to look the other way or help them in their criminal pursuits. Ergo, Chicago cops with oppose CCW because it threatens their income and also the “home boys” in da ‘hood.

20 posted on 04/20/2011 5:25:09 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Screw the Chicago cops.


21 posted on 04/20/2011 6:19:02 PM PDT by Roklok
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To: School of Rational Thought
If citizens with CCW permits start blasting approved precinct bad guys, the cops start taking serious pay cuts. There's some that you shoot and there's others that you allow to escape.
22 posted on 04/20/2011 7:40:51 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are .)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

It’s definitely the higher ups. Street cops would love the help from citizens. They just want to lie in their bed instead of a pine box by the end of their shift.


23 posted on 04/20/2011 9:49:15 PM PDT by GunPkrBkr (I'd rather be judged by twelve, than carried by six.)
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To: GunPkrBkr

That has been the story, here in MN. I know a lot of LEOs. We hang out, shoot together at the local.

The paranoia comes from those that don’t walk a beat.

The politicians are just that. They’re looking ahead to their next election for Sheriff.


24 posted on 04/20/2011 10:02:48 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic. Now, More Than Ever.)
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