Brian Hughes send this great piece of analysis last night:

Fox News brings transparency to the agenda of the lawmakers in Illinois who are attempting to infringe on our Second Amendment rights.

Apparently we, as law abiding citizens, are an easy target for these elected officials to enact new laws to govern.

As a collective group, we pose the least threat to increasing the population an already overcrowded prison system.

My vote would be for Springfield to focus first on solving our serious budget issue, second on opening new prisons to keep those that choose to not obey the law contained (rather than figuring out ways to get them out sooner)…


Chicago’s efforts against illegal firearm possession may face Statehouse obstacles

(FoxNews) – As Chicago leaders push for a statewide mandatory minimum prison sentence of three and a half years for illegal firearm possession in Illinois, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy made the case for urgency Monday by telling the story of an arrest this week in which police checked on a convicted felon and discovered he had a stolen and loaded Cat-9 9mm handgun.

McCarthy went through other tales of SWAT teams and cops bursting in on convicted felons to find .38 caliber Smith and Wessons, .45 caliber Glocks, .357s, and 38 specials. The guns typically are loaded, impossible to register and illegal — both in how they are purchased and that they are in the possession of habitual, violent criminals.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, McCarthy and District Attorney Anita Alvarez are calling for legislation to toughen the penalty for illegal firearm possession, as well as so-called truth-in-sentencing laws, intended to prevent convicts from being released after serving just a fraction of their time and returning to their violent lifestyle.


Our thoughts:

You’re damn right it’s facing obstacles.

For multiple reasons:

1.  Chicago isn’t aggressively charging bad guys.  Criminals routinely plea bargain away gun charges, despite Illinois’ existing “minimum mandatory” prison sentence for unlawful use of weapons.

2.  Illinois isn’t keeping bad guys in prison anywhere near the length of their sentences.  Prison time in Illinois is a joke.  A ten year sentence means about three to four years in the pokey, if that.

3.  There’s NOTHING Chicago wants that we’re not going to oppose, be it red light cameras or stricter gun laws.  Chicago has dragged its feet slow-walking the court-mandated enactment of a shall-issue carry law since the decision was announced.  We’re encouraging downstate representatives to slow-walk everything Chicago wants.



3 thoughts on “Let’s keep bad guys in prison instead of taking good guys’ guns away”
  1. Chicago politicians are like a pack of hyenas feeding on the carcass of Chicago, all they care about is getting fatter and they could care less about what actually happens to Chicago as long as their bounty is there to sustain them.

  2. Today I swung my front door wide open and placed my Stevens 320 right
    in the doorway. I gave it 6 shells, and noticing that it had no legs,
    even placed it in my wheelchair to help it get around. I then left it
    alone and went about my business.
    While I was gone, the mailman delivered my mail, the neighbor boy
    across the street mowed the yard, a girl walked her dog down the
    street, and quite a few cars stopped at the stop sign right in front
    of our house.
    After about an hour, I checked on the gun. It was still sitting therein the wheelchair, right where I had left it. It hadn’t rolled
    itself outside. It certainly hadn’t killed anyone, even with the numerous opportunities it had been presented to do so. In fact, it hadn’t even loaded itself.
    Well you can imagine my surprise, with all the media hype about how
    dangerous guns are and how they kill people. Either the media is
    wrong, and it’s the misuse of guns by PEOPLE that kills people, or I’m in possession of the laziest gun in the world.

    Alright, well I’m off to check on my spoons. I hear they’re making people fat.

  3. On a 10 year prison sentence in Illinois a criminal would do about
    4 years and 3 months.

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