Chicago’s top cop, the guy who shot out streetlights in a drunken rage while screaming racial epithets of local residents in NJ, says Illinois residents are too stupid to learn the fundamentals of carrying a gun with 16-hours of training.
In an interview with Fox 32, he said:
“…Seriously. We’re setting ourselves up for problems,” Garry McCarthy said. “And 16 hours of training? And then telling somebody, ‘Here, go have at it.’ There’s not even a qualification involved. There’s 16 hours of training. Do you know what 16 hours means? That’s two days in school, right? Eight hours a day. That is not an adequate period of time to become proficient with a firearm. You probably can’t even figure out how a gun works in that short a time, how to clean it! Let alone to learn how to use it.”
It’s worth noting that Indiana has issued carry permits to its residents for forty-some years without *any* training requirements and we’ve heard no reports of an inability of license-holders there not being able to figure out how their guns work or how to clean it.
That must make them pretty smart, compared to Illinois’ residents who apparently can’t do either, even with 16-hours of training.
In fact, even back in 2004, 300,000 Hoosiers had carry permits. They must be a really smart lot across the state line over there.
300,000 Hoosiers have gun permits
July 11, 2004
(Indy Star) – In May, when pizza deliveryman Ronald B. Honeycutt was confronted by a gun-toting robber, he drew his own 9 mm and pulled the trigger, pumping more than 10 bullets into the Indianapolis man, killing him.
Two months before, when a neighbor came after Daniel L. Floyd with an ax handle, the Johnson County man fired his 9 mm handgun, sending one bullet into the neighbor’s neck and two into his torso. The man died.
Like 300,000 other Hoosiers, the two men had permits to carry handguns in public. In neither case were charges filed.
Nearly one in 15 Indiana adults have gun permits, which they can get once they turn 18 — and without going through any training. The state is second only to New York in the number of gun permits per 1,000 adults
The violent crime rate in Indiana, with those smarter people, is notably below the national averages.
Illinois? Well, it’s notably above national averages.
We at Guns Save Life find it hard to believe that Illinois residents are dumber than Indiana’s residents.