Skip to comments.Chicago gun laws bar museum from displaying Nazi weapon seized by WWII hero
Posted on 05/15/2013 9:39:11 AM PDT by servo1969
Whats a military museum without firearms of yesteryear?
Chicago Alderman Edward Burke introduced an ordinance last week that would allow museums in the Windy City to possess and display unloaded guns classified as curios or relics after learning that the Pritzker Military Library and other city museums are currently banned from including them in exhibits. If passed, the museums president and CEO told FoxNews.com it would allow its estimated 15,000 annual visitors to see a significant World War II artifact personally returned stateside from a now-deceased U.S. Army officer.
Alderman Burke heard our story about this and really came to the same conclusion we did theres really no clear code for museums, Ken Clarke said Tuesday. And because of the lack of clarity, we havent taken any chances. So rather than hope for the best, we wanted to do this properly.
A German Walther PP 7.65-mm. handgun donated to the museum by relatives of U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William P. Levine one of the highest-ranking Jewish generals in American history is currently kept in a safe along with a dozen other handguns at a gun range in suburban Lombard, where they are exempt from the Chicago Firearms Ordinance, Clarke said.
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Chicago must be run by idiots!
So... the only people displaying firearms are Chicago’s gang bangers while in the commission of a crime?
Well, that’s educational in a way.
Although, clearly, Chicago’s city fathers obviously have yet to learn the applicable lesson.
As if we needed this as further proof!
Chicago, where only gangbangers can have guns.
What about the deck gun on the U-505? Is that banned, too?
Ironic, in a way.
Me: Is that a u boat?
Museum guard: Nah, I justa watch.
True story of me visiting Museum of Science and Industry in 4th grade asking Italian Amerian security guard a simple question.
Wrong!It’s run by CRIMINALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well—there IS THAT, too. Tis a shame, really. I’ve visited there, and it is a beautiful city—at least parts of it are.
Walther PP’s a nice little pistol. My uncle brought one back from the war, it was a hoot. Too bad I didn’t get to see him very often.
took me a bit...
for others, a translation:
“is that your boat?”
“no, I’m just watching”