Skip to comments.Emanuel police chief blasts NRA, Palin on 'government-sponsored racism' (Chicago)
Posted on 06/23/2011 5:38:09 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
Chicago Police Chief Garry McCarthy told parishoners at Saint Sabina Church earlier this month that the easy availability of guns in the United States is the extension of a tradition of "government-sponsored racism" that began with slavery and Jim Crow.
McCarthy - like many urban police officials an advocate of strict gun control -- was speaking at a liberal, activist church whose priest, Father Michael Pfleger, drew national attention for mocking Hillary Clinton in 2008.
"This is sensitive. You know, because everybodys afraid of race. Have you noticed that? Everybodys afraid of race," McCarthy, a former New York and Newark police official said. "So heres what I want to tell you. See, lets see if we can make a connection here. Slavery. Segregation. Black codes. Jim Crow. What, what did they all have in common? Anybody getting scared? Government sponsored racism."
"Now I want you to connect one more dot on that chain of the African American history in this country, and tell me if Im crazy: Federal gun laws that facilitate the flow of illegal firearms, into our urban centers across this country, that are killing our black and brown children," he said.
McCarthy said, recalling back from the scene of a crime to switch on the television and find "Sarah Palin's Alaska" showing.
"She was caribou hunting, and talking about the right to bear arms," he said. "Why wasnt she at the crime scene with me?"
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It looks like Fr. Pfleger is back to his old ways. And this has what to do with a Catholic sermon at Mass?
I thought the Archbishop had put him on probation. I guess not.
The Discriminatory History of Gun Control
This guy is ignorant. What all those thing have in common is the black people were disarmed. Gun control has racist roots for sure but not as he sees history. Through the liberal looking glasses. He is sssssssssoooooooooo wrong.
Yep. You're crazy.
God I hate lefties.
Gun control started in the South after the Civil War to disarm “uppity negros” and make them compliant. And which party supported that? The same party which supports disarming “uppity negros” today: Democrats.
The Dim party has never been more than an organized crime syndicate.
Sounds like that church needs to loose it’s tax exempt status for “preaching” politics from the pulpit.
Actually McCarthy has got it completely backwards; many of the states have rewritten their constitutions since the Civil War and when done severe anti-gun restrictions were written in. These restrictions were written with the sole purpose of excluding private possession of firearms by ex-slaves. The logic of the time was that if a white should be observed with a weapon in his possession it would more than likely be ignored but if it should be a black, then the black would be arrested and his firearm would be confiscated. What I'm posting is not new news. It's been widely written about by objective historians...
In most of the urban centers across this country hand gun ownership is illegal yet there still is crime because criminals dont care about breaking laws. Oh the insanity of voters that fall for gun control.
Wow, absolute ignorance of history, in which the NRA helped the fight against racism, help arm blacks against the KKK.
Looks like we have yet another regime of fools in Chicago.
Well, at least my wife wouldn’t have to jab me with her elbows to keep me awake if this guy was speaking.
OK, Jesus is black, but he looks like Superfly?
Pflegler is going to hell with all of the other communists.
Unfortunately his congregation is almost all black. And blacks are allowed to preach politics from the pulpit, as we’ve repeatedly seen.
Or visiting whites like bill clinton, who made a habit of preaching from the pulpit of a black church on election day.
Slavery. Segregation. Black codes. Jim Crow. What, what did they all have in common?One thing that they had in common was that the Democrat party either created or supported them.
So blacks are too stupid to be responsible with guns?
Once upon a time, we had a remedy for those wanted to take away the rights of others.
We need to bring back those old ways again...
And no, this has NOTHING to do with Race.
Typical liberal. This guy has a lawless dangergous city and it’s someone else’s fault.
Garry, you’re not making sense.