Skip to comments.Progressives Stunned by Firearms Poll Answer [semi-satire]
Posted on 03/24/2018 12:49:42 AM PDT by John Semmens
In a poll conducted for NBC and the Wall Street Journal, 58% of respondents agreed that "gun ownership does more to increase safety by allowing law-abiding citizens to protect themselves." On the other side, 38% agreed that "gun ownership reduces safety by giving too many people access to firearms." These results are a significant reversal of responses from 19 years ago when 52% felt that increased gun ownership reduced safety.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called this shift in favor of gun ownership "dismaying. Considering the carnage taking place on our city streets on a daily basis, I think it's clear that the gun controls we have put in place are insufficient. We need sterner measures to ensure that those with bad intent cannot get their hands on firearms."
The Mayor suggested that "we should approach the issue logically. Let's assume that the police are the good guys. Each officer has cleared ethical scrutiny and received extensive training in the use of firearms. While we can't expect everyone to undergo such scrutiny and training we could place our trust in those who have. I say let the police decide whose guns should be confiscated on a real-time basis without having to go through the red tape of court orders or probable cause. If a cop thinks a person is dangerous just take his guns away."
"I know some gun nuts will say I'm calling for a police-state," Emanuel added. "But think about it. We didn't see the kind of gun fights we now have in Chicago during Stalin's rule in Russia. Sure, a few people were oppressed and sent to the Gulag, but innocent people weren't being massacred in the streets like they are here in America with our loose gun control policies. Perhaps we should consider giving up a little of our out-dated 'right to bear arms' in exchange for the right not to get shot by our neighbors."
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Skating quite close to reality...
Actually, in Chicago like as not the bad guy IS the cop.
I’m sure more Americans are realizing their government will not protect them from enemies foreign and domestic anymore.
Sure, a “few” people were oppressed and sent to the Gulag, but innocent people weren’t being massacred in the streets like they are here in America ........................... Soviet law and order, like Katyn, or a bullet in the back of the head in Lubyanka, because the citizens didn’t possess any arms. Read Solzhenitsyn douche. A “few” like 26M? Maybe what Chicago needs is a “Few” black vans to pick people up at 2-3 a.m.? I bought one of those WW II Russian revolvers, now I want to get rid of it, why? It probably killed more Russians than it did Germans. Liberals and their socialist view of a “few” victims again!
John, you are the best and I resent whatever illiterates it was who forced your articles to have the “(satire/semi-satire”) tag.
If people raised less rotten kids, we wouldn’t have a gun or mass shooting problem in our schools. Not too long ago, high school kids would bring their firearms to school for their NRA-sponsored firearms/shooting classes. No one was killed. No one tried shooting other students.
So what’s happened over the past 50-60 years? Gun free zones; no prayer in school; no requirement to stand for the pledge of allegiance, fine to be disrespectful; abortion on demand = no respect for life; no respect for authority or teachers by students or parents. Not a good brew there!
Due process in Chicago is whatever hizzoner says it is.
This isn’t satire. This is almost word-for-word what the left is saying.
If the liberals are not saying things like this out loud, they are certainly thinking them.
All good points. Leftist education, poor parenting, and nanny state dependency has degraded many of the upcoming generation.
You mean like YOUR local gang members? Go for it, you idiot!
all any half wit has to do Rahm is look up on the CDC gun violence in demographics and its crystal clear... bird brain...
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