Unicorns, Mermaids and Make Believe in Chicago
Garry McCarthy, Chicago’s top cop and part-time brain surgeon and street-light assassin had this epiphany he shared on WLS yesterday morning, as we reported he would. It’s gone national and then some.
Chicago top cop says pro-Second Amendment pols hurt public safety
Chicago (FoxNews) – Facing a surging homicide rate and several headline-grabbing murders, Chicago’s top cop is taking aim at the Second Amendment, according to critics.
Appearing on a local Windy City Sunday morning talk show, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said gun owners who lobby politicians or donate money to pro-gun rights political campaigns are engaged in corruption that endangers public safety.
McCarthy, whose city – despite having some of the toughest gun laws in the nation – saw more than 500 homicides last year for the first time since 2008, also said the Second Amendment limits citizens to owning smooth-bore muskets.
Critics were quick to fire back. Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson said McCarthy missed the Founding Fathers’ point.
“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,” Pearson said.
McCarthy’s ineptitude and ignorance defies belief.
With decisions come consequences. Chicago voters elected their leaders and they appointed Garry McCarthy to be their police chief.
Today, in part because of the laws and decisions made by Chicago’s elected officials, Chicago enjoys a third-world violent crime rate more akin to Mogadishu than an American city.
Thirty miles west of Chicago sits Aurora, Illinois’ second-largest city. They don’t have Garry McCarthy as their police chief, Rahm Emanuel as their mayor, or Chicago’s racist, classist and sexist gun control laws about handguns.
They also don’t have Chicago’s murders.
Last year Chicago had 532 homicides.
Aurora? ZERO. Not a one.
This isn’t rocket science.
And Garry McCarthy is trying to distract everyone from the obvious.
Gun control only increases violent crime. Every time.
As gun owners, we were just recovering from the stellar stupidity ofEmeryville, CA’s Police Chief Ken James who says a gun’s sole purpose is to intimidate.
California Police Chief: ‘A Gun Is Not a Defensive Weapon — That Is a Myth’
(Blaze) – Earlier this month, Emeryville, Calif. Police Chief Ken James argued that a gun is not a “defensive weapon” but rather an “offensive weapon used to intimidate and used to show power.”
These four-star police chiefs with super-sized egos are displaying some astounding stupidity.
Next thing you know, they’ll be telling us that unicorns will save the day.