Chicago's handgun ban not very successful
Chicago is experiencing a homicide surge, and the Police Superintendant ("when danger reared its ugly head / he turned his tail and bravely fled") has responded by splitting body counts into indoor killings and outdoor killings, and arguing his police can't be expected to restrain the first.
If so, it'd be a good case for firearms in the home for self defense, no?
UPDATE: The Sun-Times reports Mayor Daley has an answer:
"The show-and-tell was the same today, when Daley was asked how effective Chicago’s strictest-in-the-nation handgun ban can possibly be when the city’s homicide rate is rising and an off-duty Chicago Police officer was gunned down during an attempted robbery.
The mayor picked up a gun from the table and sarcastically told the reporter, The Reader’s Mick Dumke, “If I put this up your butt, you’ll find out how effective it is."
Hat tip to Sixgun Sarah...
Say what you will about Mayor Daley, he is always a classy guy.
Posted by: Letalis Maximus, Esq. at May 20, 2010 05:34 PM
Say what you will about Mayor Daley, he is always an IDIOT!!!!
Posted by: EdOPLANETOFTHEAPES at May 21, 2010 06:32 AM
Thus proving our case. As long as the only people with guns are the police and criminals/politicians, he can get away with that sort of stuff. Let him come here and make that suggestion and see what sort of response it gets him. Every bit as crooked as his father, Richard J, but a lot dumber.
Posted by: Ken at May 21, 2010 09:41 AM
The second generation royals are always dumber. And the third generation dumber still. Thus it has always been. Thus it is. Thus it will be.
And don't kid yourself. America's political elites and leadership are no different than self-appointed royalty anywhere. And, as always, the end will be messy.
Posted by: Letalis Maximus, Esq. at May 21, 2010 11:39 AM
On the contrary. Chicago's handgun ban is very effective. Just don't make the mistake of thinking that what they claim they waht(less crime, public safety) is actually what they want. What they want is exactly what they have. A disarmed, dependent public and plenty of opportunity to show how "tough on crime" they are.
Assuming that Daley and his ilk are acting in good faith will steer you wrong every time.
Posted by: Mike at May 21, 2010 05:17 PM
Daley is a dam fool!!!!
Posted by: Leon at May 23, 2010 11:19 PM