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Chicago police chief: We’ll shoot licensed civilians with guns

January 9, 2013

Chicago’s Police Chief Gary McCarthy.  He’s one of those four-star chiefs – four stars needed to match his four-star ego, and proving that he’s superior to single-star chiefs, and even two- and three-star chiefs.
We always wondered why he stopped at four stars.  If four are good, why not use five, or eight?
Did you know in his younger days, he and his NY State Police Trooper brother, while highly intoxicated and off-duty, shot out street lights outside a bar on St. Paddy’s Day in the 46th Precinct where McCarthy worked. They then nearly started a riot by shouting the “N”-word at locals.Don’t believe it? Check out the link.


Update:  Welcome Gateway Pundit readers…

Be sure to check out the follow up post on McCarthy:  Chicago Police Chief:  Booze, Guns and Abuse of Authority

Chicago’s illustrious Police Chief, Superintendent or SuperNintendo (whichever you wish to call him) got on a local radio station in Chicago and told it like he perceives it.

He said that citizens licensed to carry could be, and indeed predicted they would be shot by Chicago Police Officers.

Like that happens in 49 other states (or 56 other states if you listen to Barack Obama).

Here’s the words from the Chicago’s Chief Street Light Asssassin, as reported by News in Black:

“I don’t care if they’re licensed legal firearms, people who are not highly trained… putting guns in their hands is a recipe for disaster. So I’ll train our officers that there is a concealed carry law, but when somebody turns with a firearm in their hand the officer does not have an obligation to wait to get shot to return fire and we’re going to have tragedies as a result of that. I’m telling you right up front.”

How is that different than police officers are now trained, Mr. Streetlight Assassin?

Here’s what Second City Cop, a blog by and for Chicago Police Officers thought of McCarthy’s remarks:

…Rahm and McShitForBrains continue to push their belief that Illinois residents in general and Chicago denizens in particular, are completely incompetent when it comes to gun ownership.  Let’s be real – how often do you think you’ll be running into an actual legally carrying citizen?  Those aren’t the people that the police usually encounter.  And if you aren’t treating every traffic stop as one where a gun might be on scene in any event, you’re not being the police.

And not to denigrate the Department, but we’ll bet a sizable percentage of Illinois citizens not only know guns better than the police, they can outshoot them 60-to-70% of the time, 99% of the time if we’re talking long guns.

Remember, McKillTheCitizens was documented to have been shooting out streetlights when he carried a gun in New York – is that really the sort of asshole who should be telling citizens they can’t have guns after a year of 500+ homicides, 2,500+ shootings and a January that is already 200% ahead of last years dismal showing?



138 comments on “Chicago police chief: We’ll shoot licensed civilians with guns

  1. Michael on said:

    i think the guy’s a moron and fully endorse the second ammendment and all that good stuff, but that head line is essentially a lie. he didn’t say they would shoot peoplefor carrying, just that there would be incident where police may mistakenly shoot a legally carrying citizen, if said citizen makes a sudden move while an officer has a weapon trained on them. and if thats the case, i don’t blame the officer.if a cop is poi ti g a weapon at you and you don’t want tobe shot, the do what the cop tells you. lets not be stupid and make it more than what it is.

    • ED SKI on said:

      I don’t blame the people of chicago if they loaded up and stormed and captured the police headquarters. Then tarred and feathered the entire police force and ran them out of town on a rail. I wouldn’t blame them at all. Ed Ski, chicagoland

  2. Looks like this may very well lead to the next “shot heard around the world”, most certainly “around the country”

  3. you heard what an official said. He is going to shoot his citizens with guns. Where are his local town board. Fire him. Can you imagine threatening your citizens . . . You are supposed to be the rational and sane one.Is there anyone there w/ sense?

    • ED SKI on said:

      He works for Mao-yor Rahm Emmanuel, Israeli citizen. Get the picture? The Israelis have ordered us to be disarmed. Better do as the Israelis say, after all Obama does, Bush, did. We pay Israeli 4 million dollars a day- each and every day. That was called TRIBUTE in the old days. Slaves paid Tribute to their conquerers in order to live. Ed Ski, chicagoland

      • gavinwca on said:

        You should keep your jihadist backside in Chacigo , they love terrerist ther. It’s honest American citizens they despise.you have to be Hamas to blame Israel for everything.

  4. Good Lord. Is everyone from Chicago a complete moron?

  5. COstert on said:

    Hey Chief Dumbass ….. I don’t know or care how long you have been a LEO. After being a Deputy Sheriff in a real law enforcement agency for 30+ years, I found that ‘law abiding citizens’ never pointed a firearm at a deputy or PD officer. It was ONLY the criminal element who were stupid enough to point a gun in the direction of a LEO. In those cases, the bad guy generally lost. No law abiding citizen believe they have the right to point a firearm at a LEO and not suffer the repercussions of their actions. Possibly that’s where you have crossed the wires between the law abiding individuals and the savages which live in your city as gutter urchins. Your pompous tout about shooting citizens, just because they have a genuine CCW, is hopefully a misquote from journalistic sources. If however, you are arrogant enough to challenge the legality of individuals who are following the laws and statutes of your state and city, you need to climb down off that high horse and realize how ridiculously stupid that statement turned out to be; additionally, how you opened the door for a flood of legal issues to those of your department who are proud to protect and serve, and do so in a fair and just manner. From the stats that I have viewed of your city’s crime rate, you’re not doing a stellar job. God help those dedicated men and women of your department who strive to serve their community and protect the victims and innocent from the savages running a muck on your watch and the administrative personnel who wreak havoc with line personnel.

  6. We have the Geneva Convention that we must follow durring at war… unless someone POINTS a weapon and is intending to do harm is the only time we are allowed to shoot at the terrorists… but now they are saying it’s OK to shoot AMERICAN citizens on our own soil because they are HOLDING a firearm? This is some commy bullshit. I’ve been watching from overseas and this is tearing me apart watching our own government tear it’s own country apart while we have people dying over here to protect while our own government is getting closer to socialism every day.

  7. sean foote on said:

    As ccw holder that lives in a free state. (I immegrated from chicago) I would expect nothing less from the city that gave us the mayor’s daley “el presidente” or that creepy little ballarina rahm emanuel. The chief is just keeping up the tradition of halfwit political hacs. My heart goes out to the actual thin blue line that will never have the cities crime under control due to the fact they serve under the command of a bunch of pinko sissies.

  8. upyours on said:

    Who the hell does he think he is??? Another elected asshole by the people! Hes digging his
    hole deeper by his own comments i would say.Another crooked bigshot cop in Illinois!

  9. Kieth Moreland on said:

    Chief, with all due respect, your comments have just set your department, and the city of Chicago, up for a HUGE loss in a civil trial when some cop shoots an innocent, lawfully armed, party merely holding a gun on some bad guy he/she interrupted committing a crime. As a 35 year cop and former chief, I had to learn to make sure my words did not incite problems for my people or my employer. You better have a smarter, less ego-driven, back office writer have a media release prepred advising what you “really meant to say” about the matter, otherwise your blue wool covered backside has been exposed to some serious liability.

  10. pissed off on said:

    If this moron is going to shoot people who are not breaking the law, shoot people because they are using their 2nd amendment right,shoot innocent people, why is this thing cheif of police? If you dont like our freedoms Chicago P.D. take your ass to Iran. Your a slap in the face to every veteran out there. What trash you are. Shoot people who are innocent? Whata piece of crap you are. No wonder people join militias…the cops are out to murder us.

  11. Bob Hoffman on said:

    Asshole cops like THIS guy (and the FACT that a CROOKED cop (and lawyers here TOO!) got me busted for DUI) make me feel NO remorse–NONE–for ANY cop who gets shot/killed! Hey–Don’t want to DIE? DON’T BE a COP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can see it coming–cops ARE going to be shot/killed in Chicago–this CLOWN just “threw down the gauntlet!” A-w-w-w-w!!! “F” ‘em!!!! ALL of ‘em!!! The “straight’ ones KNOW the CROOKED ones work WITH them, and don’t say/do a THING!!! That makes THEM just as BAD…

  12. 2nd Ammendt on said:

    What an ass clown

  13. Hugh Wise on said:

    The man is an idiot. This dipwad cant control the 41 murders a month in his city. These people committing the shootings are Black gang members. And he want to shoot honest law abiding citizens????

  14. RT Smtih on said:

    LOL don’t worry people. If your unfortunate to not have a gun, they will plant it on your corpse, just like they do now.

    Every Chicago cop carries a burner. They buy them in East Chicago and it’s been that way for 50 years.

  15. Adam Anderson on said:

    This guy should be in a mental institution.

  16. ED SKI on said:

    Chicago Police Chief: since your statements are treason against this country and the oath you took to protect and defend the constitution- not to mention the ‘people’ referred to in the constitution and the bill of rights: you need to leave this country and get a job in cuba or china- a communist country- where you belong. Now get along sonny- before you get yourself hurt. you are not going to win this war. Ed Ski, chicagoland

  17. ED SKI on said:

    Oh- and let’s see how brave you are when your team runs out of ammo and every household is armed. At least you got that to look forward to, cheese, I mean ‘Cheif’!
    I suggest you enlarge that cop cemetary, your are going to need more real estate. Ed Ski, chicagoland

  18. S. Gamble on said:

    It’s time to arrest this criminal and put him on trial! Chicago has so many criminals….not the gang-bangers, but criminals getting paid by the taxpayers!

    Putting this guy behind bars where he belongs would be a good start in cleaning up the crime there.

  19. S. Gamble on said:

    With this idiot as chief of police, and the ballerina as mayor, no wonder Chicago has such a high crime rate! Just think what the crime rate would be if it included the CRIMINALS that get a paycheck from the taxpayers!

  20. S. Gamble on said:

    Idiots like this fool is the reason for the 2nd Amendment! Our forefathers envisioned RADICALS like this and gave us the 1st and 2nd Amendments for protection!

    Who the hell does he think he is to think he can gun down innocent Americans in the street? He should be locked up!

    His MENTAL PROBLEMS should prevent him from owning a firearm!

  21. S. Gamble on said:


  22. S. Gamble on said:

    This fool talks like the people who have a carry permit will be walking the steets waving a firearm in the air! IDIOT!

    He must think people are as STUPID as HE IS!

    Chicago has such a terrible problem with crime, can’t they hire a qualified person to try to get it under control?

  23. Brandon on said:

    Hey Mcshithead. You and all officers took an oath to uphold the constitution, why don’t you make it a point to start doing that and get out of your police state mentality. Law abiding citizens are on your side until you pull crap like this. The American people are sick of arrogant elitist retards running our country into the ground.

  24. 1. If Gary McCarthy is correct, he has guaranteed police officers will shoot civilians without reason. The streets will run red with civilian blood.

    2. If Gary McCarthy makes this policy, any civilian with a firearm will shoot the officers in the head (thus making body armor useless) to protect themselves. The streets will run red with police blood.

    My solution is to NEVER visit Illinois voluntarily and NEVER voluntarily buy a product produced there or buy a service sold from there. If enough people do this, Illinois will go bankrupt and his prediction will be right, his streets will still run red with civilian and police blood, but he will be out of a job. Of course, since I am not there, it won’t be my blood.

    Okay, Folks, choices, accept this disaster or vote with your feet and dollars and get out of Illinois before Gary McCarthy actions cause the streets to run red with your blood.

    There IS another option, but I don’t see it happening, vote the political machine out of existence, which assumes the vote will be fairly counted.


  25. Horace on said:

    Chief, how would that work with two off duty police officers out of uniform? Guaranteed dead meat, both?

  26. John Knight on said:

    Yep it’s dead allright with it’s illegal gun laws killing itself within.

  27. Obamas SS mentality these people are traitors to the republic ..this ass works for us . he is a thug nazi that needs to be jailed for his chicago mob NWO treason

  28. Randy Gaiser on said:

    Tell that chickenshit to head on down to the southern end of the state and see how long he would last. With a mouth like his, somebody will fix that PRICK. He is nothing but a smart mouth, over paid,DEMOCRAT COWARD, that feels real emboldened with several thousand armed police officers surounding him.
    If Al Capone were alive and kicking today, this JERK would be on Big Al’s payroll, thats the nature of the beast.

  29. ufosrreal on said:

    This is the mentality of unprofessional cops. They consider all civilians to be suspects and a threat to the police, i.e., having a fortress mentality. The personality tests are supposed to weed out cops with this mentality. The chief should go.

  30. gavinwca on said:

    Murder for hire still operational in the city of Chicago. Now controlled by the Chief of Police. With the worst. Criminal element in America this Fascist SS trooper wants to murder honest citizens because they choose to get a conceal carry permit to protect themselves. He presents the ideal example of the Goverment Agent that the Founding Fathers Envisioned while writeing the 2nd Amendment. The first lawsuit Chacigo is involved in for Murdering a lawful gun owner is already lost, the Chief trained the officer to Murder any Citizen with a firearm in his hand regardless of the circumstances hard for him to denie after this statement., now I see why the Police warned citizens before Christmas not to come to Chicago , it was to dangerous. I thought they were talking about the criminal element, we now learn they were talking about Police Administration.

  31. I was born and raised in Chicago. Many years went to the range with my father every week. The Chicago Police Pistol team added him to the force on paper so he could shoot compatition with them. I know that I shot better than most CPD but was too young at the time.
    40 years later, I stay out of Chicago.

  32. DUMB ASS!!!

  33. justin leask on said:

    i like him too come to the u.p.and try this shit what a poor accuse for a city official you make sick love this country or leave it commie

  34. Texas Tanker on said:

    If the CPD can’t shoot any better than the NYPD did last summer when they wounded 11 innocent bystanders in the process of taking down an armed murder suspect, then one might not have much to worry about. I can think of no reason why I would ever choose to visit the cesspool called Chicago, but if I did and a cop fired at me, it wouldn’t be my frst rodeo. And an AK-47 sounds much different from a piddly little 9mm.

    This scrotum of a police superintendent is setting his officers up for bad treatment. His own rank-and-file admit that civilians with pistol permits are probably better shots. Opening fire on a more adept and better-trained foe is not to bright. When and if you do and miss, that better-trained opponent might just put one in your head from 15 feet.

  35. I tend to agree that the vast majority of Chicago residents shouldn’t be trusted. Look who they vote for and whose policies they support? I mean voting causes a lot more harm to a lot more people than any single person with a firearm could so shouldn’t they lose their right to vote first?

  36. Old Ga Dawg on said:

    Don’t ever come down South with that kind of mentality…. If you do? Then before – you need to send in advance where we can send the flowers……..

  37. MIke B on said:

    LOL …cop shooting @ people. Most of them barely know which end goes boom. Stupid Cops!

  38. I’m a retired police chief and I wouldn’t let this guy walk a beat on my dept. I would have filed charges and and recommended he be dismissed if he pulled a street light stunt in my town. There are working cops that become great chiefs then there are the political suck axx’s who aren’t worth a hoot and play at being a tough and stupid statements. But then what. do I know I was a lowly three star chief.

  39. SPURWING PLOVER on said:

    The chicago police chief should be forced to resign in disgrace for that remark This is just the kind of thing the Nazis or Communists would do

  40. Nam Marine on said:

    RIGHT !…….Because you are doing such a fine job in Chicago?