Skip to comments.Top Cop Shows Off Chicago's "Gun Vault"
Posted on 12/20/2013 8:56:50 AM PST by rktman
Each week, Chicago police Supt. Garry McCarthy shows off to the media all of the guns officers have collected off the streets in recent days.
Those guns are held indefinitely inside an expansive warehouse in a location undisclosed to the public. From the floor almost to the ceiling, row after row, shelf after shelf and bin after bin, are guns.
"We've recovered more than 6,500 guns so far in 2013, and every year for I don't know how long the Chicago Police Department has recovered more guns than any police department in the country," McCarthy said as he provided NBC Chicago a recent, exclusive peek inside the facility.
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So! You’ve recovered more guns than any other police agency. I guess that’s why you have more murders in your not-so-lovely city.
Yep, that will stop the baddies from getting more, right? I think they have a long way to go to rid Chicago of guns. Its like ridding Chicago of drugs.
...and what does he mean by “I don’t know for how long?” He’s the “top cop”. Why the hell doesn’t he know?? Pure incompetence.
Well, the did send some dope out of the city to d.c. :>)
If their efforts were effective, the murder rate would be going down, but it isn’t. This is just window dressing for a failed government and police department. My guess is that despite the draconian gun laws, there are tens of thousands of guns in “the projects.”
They’re number 1! 1800 murders in one year!
” We’ve recovered more than 6,500 guns ....”
You are so full of shit!
You didn’t recover anything. That would be like saying “we recovered 6,500 ounces of Gold....”
Something that has a value. It’s quantifiable, tangible and has a measurable effect of at least some accretive value to the community.
No, you fascist FK. You removed fascist”xxx” guns from the community but, what....what were the circumstances of your confiscations?
Did you remove a certain amount of thos guns from violent criminals?
What amount came through your lame “buyback” programs.
Finally, what amount came from honest citizens who possessed these weapons to protect themselves and loved.
Never go into business. Clearly you don’t understand words have real meaning and your co-opting words through your self serving obfuscations of words is seriously injurious to society.
Btw, if you were so interested in public safety why not recover radios and cell phones in the name of public safety?
Surely you can find some expert who can tell you can”with absolute certainty” how many lives that would save?
When I hear “Chicago” and “vault” in the same sentence, I immediately think of Jerry Rivers. lol
How many have been uh, destroyed, via removal to a officers personal collection?
Was there any breakdown as to TYPE of weapon? There would be surprisingly few “assault” (read “scary-looking”) rifles, and a preponderance of pistols of various kinds, including some of crude home manufacture or cobbled-together from separate weapons, few of which were obtained through legal channels (stolen or smuggled into town), and only a very small quantity of which the owner was legally permitted to possess. The actual felony would have been committed, in practically every case, by a person who should not have had access to the weapon.
Look at Chicago in the ‘30’s when Capone and the Mob were basically running the place, and I think little has changed other then the names of the bosses. The Chicago way in use now seem to be the same methods used by the mob being inflicted on the entire U.S.
” and every year for I don’t know how long the Chicago Police Department has recovered more guns than any police department in the country,”
Not really sure thats something to brag about.
Statistically, it is less violent now than then.
Interesting reading this thread. A lot of good statements and questions that are never asked by the “journalists.” Just one of these questions would stump that Mike Ditka lookalike.
Since guns kill, shouldn't there be 6,500 fewer murders in Chicago?
Someone FReepmailed me and commented “That’s a lot of future ‘drop’ guns!”
Can’t wait to get my Illinois concealed carry in 4 months. I’ll be walking down Michigan avenue with two 1911’s, smiling from ear to ear. F.U.C.P.D.!
Perhaps this is why they have so many shootings and killings. If they let everyone keep their guns the murder rate would go down.
I'll bet thousands of the "destroyed" guns have over the years ended up in hundreds or thousands of $h!tcago police officer personal stashes. It would be a bet I would surely win.
They should auction them off to Texas before they cut them up and pay some bills. Our Sheriff depts have auctions every year to raise money for equipment. I’m sure we would buy them for bulk prices to auction them off. I barely missed a Desert Eagle .44 mag for $600 year before last. I’m still sick. The only thing worse would be to know some asshat put it in a crusher.
Ill be walking down Michigan avenue with two 1911s, smiling from ear to ear.
You're not going to want to hear this, but don't carry anything you don't want ending up in Chicago's "Gun Vault" or evidence room. You'll go broke and die of old age fighting to get it back. Carry something else, something you can afford to loose.
Yes. He actually said that.
IIRC in Chicago less than %10 of homicides result in a arrest, conviction, and prison sentence. I think it may have even been less that %5.
If they did prosecute every crook who deserved it to the full extent of the law our prisons would be bursting at the seams with Sons of Obama and the Sons of Mexico. It would be RACIST! It would cost too much. Plus, having street thugs roaming about helps keep the middle-class in line.
how could this possibly be?? Guns are illegal and therefore not available in Chicago. Do they need to pass more laws restricting gun acquisition. They should stop this foolish gun conficastion and rely on new legislation to fix the problem.
what do you mean in the ‘30s? You think the mob is not running chicago and the democratic party as of today?
That’s right up there with an on camera statement made by NOLA Chief at a murder scene. Several bodies under tarps. Bullet holes in everything on the street. The Chief is standing ankle-deep in spent brass. The reporter asks, “What happened here, Chief?” Super-sleuth responds, “Sumpin’ baaad happened here. Sumbody’ wanted dees boys deaaaad!”
Let us not fall for the Orwellian newspeak. Virtually none of those guns were “recovered”. They could only be “recovered” if they were stolen, in which case they should have been returned to the rightful owners, and not be in the warehouse.
Those guns were “confiscated”, “impounded”, or perhaps merely, “seized”.
They were not “recovered”.
The "gun vault, " or the Evidence and Recovered Property Warehouse, as it's formally known by the department, is currently holding approximately 80,000 guns. There about 56,000 handguns, nearly 2,000 assault weapons and 21 machine guns.
So in other words, no. Just "handgun," whatever the heck an "assault weapon" is, and whatever the heck a "machine gun" is. I highly doubt they actually managed to confiscate 21 NFA registered full-auto rifles... And what's with the numbers? They say 80m,000, but only categorize about 58,000 of them. Are the rest cap guns, BB guns, pencils, and Pop Tarts?
They should instead show mugshots of all the criminals that the guns were confiscated from and any/all victims of violent crime associated with that criminal.
In fact, the Chicago PD should publish a giant coffee table book each year containing mugshots of all the violent criminals who use illegal firearms, their rap sheet, and if possible photos of their victims and the circumstances of the crime. I've suggested for years that gun control advocates publish such a book and let America see the faces of criminals and the poor unfortunate victims of their crime. Maybe they can even expand to stabbings.
Gosh, why don't they do that?
Oh, I know why: Doesn't fit their agenda. The average American would spend one minute flipping through that book and think either "OOh, I think I'm seeing a trend here..." or "Yep. Just as I suspected." and just possibly resolve right then and there to acquire their very own first gun.
Right, better just allow the press to photograph scary guns and put the blame on those. Good work Chicago PD, you louses.
So they didn’t know where one gun was since the 1970’s. So?
Here’s the rest of the story Chicago police Supt. Garry McCarthy didn’t tell the NBC reporter. The CPD has this huge stash of seized guns. Every Friday and Saturday night they sell off part of their stash back to the thugs and gang bangers to make some loot for themselves. Cycle: confiscate illegal gun, put into CPD “gun vault” until the heat is over, then sell gun back to bad guys. This is the essence of “good business” in Chicago.
Deceased mayor rcd would be proud.
I have to keep my WWII guns in a separate safe. They keep trying to talk the young guns into going on a killing spree.