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Chairman of Chicago City Council black caucus applauds demise of gun carry ban
St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 13 December, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann

Posted on 12/14/2012 4:44:46 AM PST by marktwain

Monday's U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruling striking down Illinois' outright ban of defensive firearm carry received support from a perhaps unexpected direction. Chicago Alderman Howard Brookins, chairman of the Chicago City Council black caucus, sees legal defensive firearm carry as a safety measure for peaceable citizens, according to the Chicago Tribune:

Ald. Howard Brookins, 21st, chairman of the City Council black caucus, welcomed the decision, saying allowing Chicagoans to carry concealed weapons would help level the playing field in neighborhoods where law-abiding citizens feel like they need firearms to protect themselves.

"Certain people will have a sense of safety and peace of mind in the ability to do it," Brookins said of conceal-carry.

That "peace of mind" would stem from citizens' new-found ability to legally challenge Chicago's "gangbanger monopoly on force." Granted, Illinois and Chicago law (impotently) mandates a "government monopoly on force," but considering the history of many Chicago officials and police officers, the two terms might be reasonably seen as largely synonymous.

Brookins then goes on to say that many otherwise law abiding citizens, forced to choose between disarmed helplessness and being "gun criminals," have chosen the latter option:

"I think those people have a gun now, they've just been made criminals because they can't legally have it," Brookins said. "And I think the gangbangers and thugs are going to have a gun regardless."

As a Chicago alderman, Brookins qualifies for one of the very rare exemptions to Illinois' mandated defenselessness for non-"Only Ones." It is to his credit that he does not see this as an entitlement not to be shared with the unwashed masses.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; ccw; constitution; il
Ald. howard Brookins is a brave man to go against the "progressive" litergy. He may be excommunicated.
1 posted on 12/14/2012 4:45:11 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

“...chairman of the City Council black caucus”

Now, if he’d denounce the racist caucus, I’d call him a real
man, and a leader.


2 posted on 12/14/2012 5:37:59 AM PST by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: marktwain
Ald. Howard Brookins, 21st, chairman of the City Council black caucus, welcomed the decision, saying allowing Chicagoans to carry concealed weapons would help level the playing field in neighborhoods where law-abiding citizens feel like they need firearms to protect themselves.

The good news is that more Obama voters will be wounded or killed. The bad other good news is that they will be shot by other Obama voters.

3 posted on 12/14/2012 7:55:13 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: marktwain

I’ve said this all along. If you want to stop gun violence, arm everyone and give them training. An armed society is a polite society. Just look at Switzerland...


4 posted on 12/14/2012 11:05:47 AM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: marktwain

That is the central lie of liberalism race politics on crime: Blacks like to be victims of crime. They don’t want thugs locked away. Blacks, they claim, don’t want to defend themselves and are Traygoons whenever a black criminal is taken out by the victim. They are one big happy family, especially with the gang/thug criminal element at the center.

This wall of silence thugs have built (don’t tell!) is protrayed as black loyality - victims with their abusers. In reality, it is witness fear of retaliation - the success we see slaughtering in Mexico.


5 posted on 12/14/2012 11:22:48 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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