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Revs. Jackson, Pfleger picket Riverdale firearms dealer they believe supplies guns to streets
NWI Times ^ | June 16, 2012 | Gregory Tejeda

Posted on 06/19/2012 5:41:48 AM PDT by kevcol

RIVERDALE | For village President Deyon Dean, Saturday was a day of conflict.

Dean said he sympathizes with the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Michael Pfleger and their outrage about urban violence and the amount of firearms on the streets of Chicago, but he wishes they had picked a different place to express their anger.

The two outspoken South Side clergymen chose to lead dozens of people in picketing Saturday afternoon outside Chuck’s Gun Shop, 14310 S. Indiana Ave. The shop, at nearly 50 years, is one of the village's oldest businesses.

“They have been a good business for Riverdale. They pay their taxes consistently,” Dean said of Chuck’s, whose staff on Saturday declined to comment.

Dean said the dealer has made repeated financial contributions throughout the years, enabling the village to operate various programs benefiting young people.

“I agree that we need to work harder to get all the guns off the streets, but I don’t want to come out and say anything that would put all the blame on Chuck’s,” Dean said. “They are a part of our business community.”

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; chicago; guncontrol; jessejackson
Another article about it with pic included.


The two outspoken South Side clergymen chose to lead dozens of people in picketing Saturday afternoon

Since when does 2 people = "dozens"?

In any event, since these "protests" made little headway, expect to see a shooting (by someone w/the protesters) at the next one(s) so the MSM has a more exciting storyline to run with.
1 posted on 06/19/2012 5:42:01 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

“Dozens” most likely includes the reporters that were there.


2 posted on 06/19/2012 5:46:58 AM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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To: kevcol
Since when does 2 people = "dozens"?

Øbamath.

3 posted on 06/19/2012 5:47:50 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: kevcol

Those two media whores are going to start something they won’t be able to stop when some `activist’ takes it to the next level & invades the premises. This will not end well.


4 posted on 06/19/2012 5:49:35 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!")
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To: kevcol

A few years back, the esteemed Fr. Phleger was threatening for a while to have his mob drag some gun-store owner out into the street and beat him to death.

Is this the same place?


5 posted on 06/19/2012 5:50:36 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: kevcol

Is this actually hurting thier business? I wouldn’t be surprised if the publicity didn’t actually bring in more business.


6 posted on 06/19/2012 5:55:54 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: kevcol

The rev doesn’t mention that the street thugs don’t get their guns from here. Instead, they break in and steal them from legal gun owners that support their community by shopping and paying taxes locally.


7 posted on 06/19/2012 6:10:32 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: kevcol

“Supplies guns to streets”? Streets don’t buy guns: people do. And in the relevant area, most of them are probably Holder’s People, buying either for offense or for defense.

Maybe Jackson and Pfleger should address the endemic violence of their people.


8 posted on 06/19/2012 6:41:58 AM PDT by Tax-chick (More than you ever wanted to know, right?)
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To: showme_the_Glory

Exactly.

How many guns used in killings have been proven to come from Chucks gun store?


9 posted on 06/19/2012 6:43:46 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: kevcol
Bob Ketcham, who said he has lived in Riverdale for 52 years, shouted chants such as “Teach your people some values!” at the picketers, and said he wishes they would focus more attention on their home neighborhoods.

“That’s where the problem is, they should go after the gangs to get rid of them,” he said.

Somebody in Chicago gets it. Jackson and Pfleger protect the gangs instead of working to get rid of them.

10 posted on 06/19/2012 6:49:20 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: showme_the_Glory
The rev doesn’t mention that the street thugs don’t get their guns from here. Instead, they break in and steal them from legal gun owners that support their community by shopping and paying taxes locally.

Or purchase them from other thugs or steal them from other Chicago residents who purchased them legally years ago when it was possible to purchase guns legally in Chicago. If a Chicago resident has a legally purchased -- but now illegal -- firearm stolen, will he/she tell the police? I doubt it. Many, many firearms must have become illegal in Chicago without the legal owners doing anything at all.

In a nation of 300,000,000 with 300,000,000 guns, a couple of moonbats protesting a gun store is illogical. Other than than that it allows them to continue to claim victimhood by "The Man".

It seems to me that the core problem is Black and Hispanic people shooting other Black and Hispanic people in Chicago. Michael Pfleger makes me feel embarrassed about my own Catholic education.

11 posted on 06/19/2012 6:51:17 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: kevcol
The text of the story proves the photo is a more accurate count of how many protesters there were.

Note: no statement from any protester.

Probably because there were probably more reporters there than protesters.

Jackson & Pfleger: EPIC FAIL.

12 posted on 06/19/2012 7:13:49 AM PDT by jimjohn
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Jackson and his thugs didn’t even show up. That was the total number of “protestors” who were there. Two. That’s right, two.

What this presstitute didn’t tell you is that there were 50 counter protestors on site shouting these fools down.


13 posted on 06/19/2012 7:15:49 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: DuncanWaring
Is this the same place?

Yes. They flare up at Chuck's every once in a while.

14 posted on 06/19/2012 7:23:10 AM PDT by Poison Pill (Obama is the hopium of the masses)
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To: Lurker
Maybe someone has posted pictures of the counter protesters. Do you know of any? We could post a link.
15 posted on 06/19/2012 7:38:13 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

There don’t seem to be any pics of the counter protestors that I can find. Funny that....


16 posted on 06/19/2012 8:40:18 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: DuncanWaring

A few years back, the esteemed Fr. Phleger was threatening for a while to have his mob drag some gun-store owner out into the street and beat him to death.


Well, if he decides to do this, I hope the father hate whitey flame thrower is in the front of the mob. He’ll be the first to die for his cause.


17 posted on 06/19/2012 9:01:46 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: kevcol
...clergymen chose to lead dozens of people in picketing Saturday afternoon outside Chuck’s Gun Shop...

In a related story, two liberal clergymen decided to picket grocery stores to stop obesity. One liberal community protester was quoted saying, "If there's no grocery stores, they'd be no fat people". A conservative standing near by mentioned "Over eating might be part of the problem' and that 'honest citizens should be able to buy food in a store'.

The New York Times reporter quickly dubbed the conservative a racist hater... and hinted he might be a 'white hispanic'... or worse. Next morning sun came up in the east.

18 posted on 06/19/2012 9:07:45 AM PDT by GOPJ (The 'doting court eunuchs' of the MSM fail to notice...)
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To: FreedomOfExpression
“Dozens” most likely includes the reporters that were there.

There were probably 5 protesters, a few customers, the owner, 2 employees, the reporter and a photographer...

The doting court eunuchs of the MSM need to justify covering liberal 'events' that NO ONE IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY supports. This is liberal elites pushing their own agenda - and PRETENDING the little downtrodden people of the black community are with them. They're NOT.

19 posted on 06/19/2012 9:14:30 AM PDT by GOPJ (The 'doting court eunuchs' of the MSM fail to notice...)
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To: GOPJ
I agree about the media trying to justify making news out of a non-newsworthy event to further their agenda. We've seen the photos where there are more reporters and photographers than there are protesters. That is what I was referring to.
20 posted on 06/19/2012 12:16:35 PM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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To: kevcol

Hmmmm,, I think that is Jessie on the right...


21 posted on 06/19/2012 1:05:07 PM PDT by contrarian (Like Sampson...we have reached for our strength and found it shorn by rinoism..)
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To: FreedomOfExpression
We've seen the photos where there are more reporters and photographers than there are protesters.

Why don't reporters take a walk around the neighborhood - knock on some doors and ask people how they feel about the gun shop - crime - and some of the proposed solutions?

Seems many of these stories are photo-ops for very small groups. Editors wouldn't fall for 8 (self selected) people representing a large segment of the white community.

Ten thousand Tea Party members are seen as only representing themselves... but 8 to 10 people who tow the paper's political line represent a whole community? And they wonder why people are dropping subscriptions?

22 posted on 06/19/2012 8:32:05 PM PDT by GOPJ (The 'doting court eunuchs' of the MSM fail to notice...)
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