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Chicago Police Chief: Second Amendment Is A Danger To Public Safety
red state ^ | February 17th, 2013 at 07:21 PM | Dana Loesch (Diary) |

Posted on 02/18/2013 10:39:47 AM PST by BenLurkin

Chicago’s Chief of Police, who previously blamed ”government-sponsored racism” and Sarah Palin for Chicago’s gun violence, declared that the law-ful exercise of the Second Amendment was a threat to public safety. From the Illinois State Rifle Association:

Chicago’s embattled police superintendent dug himself deeper into a pit of controversy today by claiming that lawful firearm owners are agents of political corruption. Appearing on a Chicago Sunday morning talk show, superintendent Garry McCarthy expressed his conviction that firearm owners who lobby their elected representatives or who donate money to political campaigns are engaged in corruption that endangers public safety. McCarthy went on to express his belief that judges and legislators should rely on public opinion polls when interpreting our Constitution.

After totally dismissing the citizen’s right to redress grievances, McCarthy trained his constitutional wisdom on the 2nd Amendment. Despite recent court decisions to the contrary, McCarthy opined that the 2ndAmendment limits citizens to owning smooth-bore muskets. McCarthy went on to say that he believes that the 2nd Amendment supports mandatory liability insurance for firearm owners and the mandatory application of GPS tracking devices to civilian owned firearms.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 02/18/2013 10:39:49 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

police unions and corruption are the big dangers to public safety.


2 posted on 02/18/2013 10:42:05 AM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: BenLurkin

Coming from the Police Chief of the Blowhard City, this makes me laugh.

What does this asshat know about public safety?


3 posted on 02/18/2013 10:43:41 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: BenLurkin
McCarthy went on to express his belief that judges and legislators should rely on public opinion polls when interpreting our Constitution.

In a sane world this should cost him his job. But obama is president and this is Chicago we are talking about....

4 posted on 02/18/2013 10:44:21 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: BenLurkin

Only the police, military and government should have guns...Right Gary?


5 posted on 02/18/2013 10:46:38 AM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: JohnBrowdie

They love the ‘enforcement’ part.

They tend to ignore or misunderstand the ‘law’ part and now seem to be actively eliminating those three inconvenient letters.


6 posted on 02/18/2013 10:47:40 AM PST by relictele
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To: BenLurkin
Chicago’s Chief of Police
an establishment (Marxist) stooge...

7 posted on 02/18/2013 10:47:53 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: BenLurkin

LAPD’s Chris Dorner was a danger to public safety.


8 posted on 02/18/2013 10:48:23 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: BenLurkin

> Chicago Police Chief: Second Amendment Is A Danger To Public Safety

That’s the Left’s new meme to unhinge the 2nd Amendment.

They’re beating the drums now ....

Like Jerry Williams used to say, “Oh, the drums! The drums are making me crazy!”


9 posted on 02/21/2013 2:10:20 PM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: BenLurkin
This from the "safest city" in the US? I mean, doesn't it have the most restrictive gun laws in the nation?

BTW - YIPPIE!!!! FreePer is BACK!!!

10 posted on 02/21/2013 2:19:46 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: BenLurkin

The Second Amendment is not a problem...
Chicago is a danger to society!


11 posted on 02/21/2013 2:20:48 PM PST by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: Fireone

It’s only a matter of time before Obama says the 1st amendment is a danger to society.


12 posted on 02/21/2013 2:36:59 PM PST by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
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To: Rummyfan
"McCarthy went on to express his belief that judges and legislators should rely on public opinion polls when interpreting our Constitution."

The poll I took showed overwelming support for Mr. McCarty's arrest for abuse of Power, malfeasance of office and treason.

13 posted on 02/21/2013 2:43:08 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: BenLurkin

Behind the propaganda theres action. Take a look at the ‘No More Hesitation’ targets from LETargets. This is what the feds and various other agencies are using in an effort to become desensitized. Desensitized to what you might wonder. To me it looks like gun owners.....


14 posted on 02/21/2013 2:54:46 PM PST by 556x45
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To: BenLurkin

Mayor Booker, Chief McCarthy and Attorney Christie were in charge when the illegal aliens in NJ committed the Newark Massacre.


15 posted on 02/21/2013 3:09:31 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: BenLurkin

Chicago is a danger to public safety, we should dig a moat around it and string razor wire.


16 posted on 02/21/2013 3:24:39 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: BenLurkin

So for all the talk of outgunned police, banning “assault rifles”, and leaving us with muskets only, just how many people are mowed down annually with rifle fire in Chicago?

According to an analytical report on 2011 murders on the Chicago PD’s own website (chicagopolice.org): ONE. Out of 433 total murder victims, one was shot with a rifle. A whopping twenty-three hundredths of one percent.

Per the CPD, the overwhelming preponderance of Chicago murders relate to gang members and drug trafficking. Murder rates for whites (as victim or perpetrator), and anyone NOT part of drug/gang activity, are very low. Why does Chief McCarthy allow rampant gang activity to rule his beat? Why talk up a non-existent problem instead of shining a light on the roaches? Are the gangs “spreading the wealth around”? Someone who cared about children and bystanders killed in the gang crossfire would spend their time attacking gangs, not the COnstitution.


17 posted on 02/21/2013 3:41:06 PM PST by Chewbarkah
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To: BenLurkin

One day - eventually “against all enemies, foreign and domestic” is going mean something more than words...


18 posted on 02/22/2013 2:56:48 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Howie66

“What does this asshat know about public safety?”

More importantly, he’s probably pissing himself over the recent ruling of the Seventh Circuit Court that supports the 2A and gives the State legislature only 180 days to bring the state’s laws into compliance with Heller. This guy reminds me of the Chief of Police from Emeryville, CA who just told us that guns were offensive weapons, then says that the police officers have them for their own protection.


19 posted on 02/22/2013 2:57:10 PM PST by vette6387
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To: BenLurkin

Well, from the prospective of a Chicago policeman, i can see his point.


20 posted on 02/22/2013 2:59:02 PM PST by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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This Nazi police chief is channeling Goebbels:

“Whenever I hear the word `freedom’, I reach for my pistol!”

Fascist pig.


21 posted on 02/22/2013 3:00:41 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: BenLurkin

It’s really embarrassing to see public officials this stupid or this ideologically sold-out as to suggest that the Second Amendment permitted only smooth bore muskets. Gary, dude, does that mean the First Amendment permits only hand-operated printing presses and no electronic transmission or amplification of voice? The Second Amendment was meant to protect the citizen’s right to possess firepower sufficient to counter anything the federal government could use to oppress the citizenry. It was meant to result in the citizens being armed to the teeth in a way that would make anyone using government to think twice and then desist from oppressing the citizens out of fear for his own life. The founders said as much in almost exactly these words.


22 posted on 02/22/2013 3:06:14 PM PST by aruanan
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To: BenLurkin

Does the Chicago police department take an oath to uphold the Constitution? If so, he just admitted he is willing to violate his oath.


23 posted on 02/22/2013 3:07:06 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: BenLurkin
Chicago’s Chief of Police, who previously blamed ”government-sponsored racism” and Sarah Palin for Chicago’s gun violence, declared that the law-ful exercise of the Second Amendment was a threat to public safety. From the Illinois State Rifle Association:

Chicago’s embattled police superintendent dug himself deeper into a pit of controversy today by claiming that lawful firearm owners are agents of political corruption. Appearing on a Chicago Sunday morning talk show, superintendent Garry McCarthy expressed his conviction that firearm owners who lobby their elected representatives or who donate money to political campaigns are engaged in corruption that endangers public safety. McCarthy went on to express his belief that judges and legislators should rely on public opinion polls when interpreting our Constitution.

After totally dismissing the citizen’s right to redress grievances, McCarthy trained his constitutional wisdom on the 2nd Amendment. Despite recent court decisions to the contrary, McCarthy opined that the 2ndAmendment limits citizens to owning smooth-bore muskets. McCarthy went on to say that he believes that the 2nd Amendment supports mandatory liability insurance for firearm owners and the mandatory application of GPS tracking devices to civilian owned firearms.

Such absurdities are hardly compelling, in favor of the man's (leftist) positions. Rather, they reveal him to be a quite unserious person...

24 posted on 02/22/2013 3:17:02 PM PST by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: Tench_Coxe

This episode reminds of watering, tree, liberty, blood, tyrants, patriots.........something like that.


25 posted on 02/22/2013 3:24:43 PM PST by yadent
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To: BenLurkin

Chicago needs a Joseph McCarthy to set McCarty straight.


26 posted on 02/22/2013 4:23:12 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: cva66snipe

Agreed!

Not a day passes where the late Senator Joe McCarthy isn’t completely vindicated.


27 posted on 02/23/2013 4:30:01 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: BenLurkin

Being in Chicago is a danger to public safety.


28 posted on 02/23/2013 4:42:47 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: BenLurkin

New tagline time.


29 posted on 02/23/2013 4:44:53 AM PST by djf (I don't want to be safe. I want to be FREE!)
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