An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Facing a surging homicide rate and several headline-grabbing murders, Chicago’s top cop is taking aim at lobbyists who he says prevent politicians from implementing more gun control measures.
Appearing on a local Windy City Sunday morning talk show on the radio station WLSAM, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said special interests that lobby politicians to influence their opinion on gun control are the real problem.
“If there was a special interest influencing police work, I believe that would be called corruption,” McCarthy said. “So, if it has to do with donating money, versus a popular vote, I think we have a bigger problem in this country and someone has to wake up to that.”
And, if anyone knows about corruption, it would be a Chicago cop, wouldn’t it!
Gun rights advocates seized on the comments, saying that McCarthy was blaming the city’s gun violence on donors and lobbyists who advocate for the Second Amendment.
“Garry McCarthy’s understanding of our Constitution barely qualifies him as a meter maid, never mind the chief of the nation’s third largest police department,” Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson said.
Perhaps McCarthy’s oath of office is a lot difference from the public servants from around the rest of the country, with none of that ‘protect and defend’ stuff added. I guess that Law enforcement oath of honor is irrelevant in Chicago? “On my honor, I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character, or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always uphold the constitution, my community, and the agency I serve.” (emphasis mine)
Despite having some of the toughest gun laws in the nation, Chicago saw more than 500 homicides last year for the first time since 2008, and some 43 murders took place in January. That has prompted several pro-gun rights groups to say it proves new gun control measures aren’t the answer.
Yep! All those people control laws are working out for ya real well, aren’t they chief! Criminals flocking to your city because they know there is an unarmed citizenry. I guess they didn’t read the law, eh? Well darlin’, here’s a BIG clue for ya….CRIMINALS DON’T GIVE A FLYING FLIP FOR YOUR LAWS. It’s not all that complicated to figure out, but I guess you aren’t cut out for such a big job, are ya!
McCarthy in the past has blamed “government-sponsored racism” and Sarah Palin for Chicago’s gun violence. He has been outspoken in his opposition to handgun proliferation, telling a radio panel last month he equates fewer guns with improved public safety.
Criminy! A libtard chief of police! This can’t be good! Sarah Palin? Seriously? One itty bitty woman, who lives elsewhere, is responsible for the out of control murder rate in your city? Big strong guy like you? Why is it that libtards are all mega pussies?
“When people say concealed carry, I say Trayvon Martin,” McCarthy said, referring to the Florida teen who was shot and killed last February by a neighborhood watch volunteer, sparking controversy across the country. “I say Trayvon Martin because the answer to guns is not more guns, and just simply putting guns in people’s hands is going to lead to more tragedy.”
And Martin has WHAT to do with your crime riddled city? NOT a DAMN thing! That boy wasn’t the angel that YOUR POTUS tried to make him out to be, so ya might wanna come up with a better example, ok? How many lives have been saved by someone with a permit? HUH HUH HUH? Ya don’t know because ya never bother to find out! Here’s just a VERY few examples for ya! You just listen to your libtard talking points, and parrot them, like the rest of your ilk. Nope, you aren’t qualified to be a chief of police because you apparently don’t have the ability to use what little sense God gave you, and think for yourself!