There’s an old expression that it’s better to be thought to be a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
This is the case with the Decatur, IL police chief who said the possibility of “the Wild West” unfolding on his city’s streets crossed his mind when Illinois began to issue licenses last year. He was quoted in a Pantagraph story:
Decatur Police Chief Brad Sweeney said he didn’t really know what to expect when concealed carry became law in Illinois last year. While he and his officers hoped it would not cause any problems, the thought of the city turning into a “wild, wild west” of gun violence did cross his mind.
“It’s been such a nonevent,” Sweeney said. “We were worried these firearms may start to turn up in cases, but I could not find any report of an incident all of last year.”
So, Brad thought there might be regular shoot-outs featuring concealed carry licensees on Decatur streets, kind of like the “Wild, Wild West”? Boy was he in for a surprise. At least he acknowledged that not a single CCW firearm turned up in any police reports last year.
So much for violence in the dusty street outside that town’s saloons.
Brad, here’s a hint: There have been more former Illinois governors sentenced to prison than former concealed carry license holders.
Decatur’s top cop’s silly statement was trumped in comments by a glittering gem of colossal mental infirmity from a bed-wetting gun-hater:
But never fear. Another commenter, Joe Biden’s Toupee hit that pathetic goober out of the park.