Just received a weird email from the Illinois State Rifle Association


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Jeff White
January 12, 2013, 10:05 PM
Supposedly Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy has stated somewhere that he was going to train Chicago PD to initiate contact with CCW holders and kill them.

Supposedly this has gone viral online. Funny thing is a google search I just did doesn't bring anything like that up.

Here is the ISRA Alert:

SPECIAL ALERT – BE CAREFUL OF WHAT YOU ARE READING



As many of you know by now, there is a near-viral posting going around the internet that insinuates that Chicago Police Superintendant Garry McCarthy plans to train Chicago police officers in methods of setting up concealed carry permit holders for murder. We’ve all come to know McCarthy as one of those guys that has a mouth that moves faster than his brain. But, at this time, the ISRA has no independent confirmation that McCarthy’s alleged remarks on a Chicago radio station are genuine, or within what context they may have been uttered.

Garry McCarthy’s record speaks for itself, and that record paints McCarthy as the most ineffectual big-city top-cops in the nation. That notwithstanding, we do not believe that McCarthy is stupid enough to publicly reveal that it is the official policy of the CPD to murder concealed carry permit holders in cold blood.

One thing we know for sure, our many friends who comprise law-enforcement’s rank and file are well trained on how to properly engage armed civilians – with a peaceful outcome as the main objective. Likewise, a key element of concealed carry training will be training on how civilians may safely interact with police officers. In 49 other states, armed engagements between lawful permit holders and police officers are unheard of. When CCW is implemented here in Illinois, the ISRA will spare no effort to ensure that such is the case here in Illinois as well.

If McCarthy was smart, he would put out a statement clarifying his alleged remarks so as to avoid further angst amongst the public.

And, as just a general word to our friends and members, we all understand that the past few weeks have been difficult for the entire nation. We’ve seen a horrific crime committed in Connecticut. As fallout of that crime, we’ve seen politicians and the media shift the blame for the crime from the irresponsible person who armed and trained a mentally ill young man, and over to responsible firearm owners. In the past few weeks, we’ve seen extremist gun controllers launch an all out attack on your rights. To make matters worse, inflammatory comments from people like Obama, Biden, Feinstein and Piers Morgan have stoked the fires of division. These so-called leaders would do well to ponder the consequences of tempting fate with unbridled passion. It’s a safe bet that there is a person or persons somewhere out there looking for an excuse to relive the horrors of the early 1990s. Such is something that this nation could not endure.

The bottom line is this – resist becoming an agent of division. Don’t spread unfounded rumors, and don’t make up any rumors of your own. Avoid debates that cannot be held in a civil manner. Instead, concentrate your energies on working to preserve and protect your gun rights through the legislative and legal processes. Believe it or not, the system still works.

Please distribute this alert to your friends and family and post it to any and all Internet bulletin boards and blogs to which you belong.

Has anyone heard of this interview that's "gone viral"?

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Gordon
January 12, 2013, 10:08 PM
The first ones they miss is gonna spread de word !:evil: Until then I would not lose any sleep over such disinfo !

browneu
January 12, 2013, 10:09 PM
I thought CCW is illegal in Illinois.

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M-Cameron
January 12, 2013, 10:16 PM
Supposedly Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy has stated somewhere that he was going to train Chicago PD to initiate contact with CCW holders and kill them.


quite frankly, that is probably the dumbest rumor i have ever heard.

even if it were true, i cannot imagine any officers ever going through with it.....why would they knowingly endanger their own lives, far above the call of duty, by engaging in a conflict with people they know to be armed?

MaterDei
January 12, 2013, 10:25 PM
bumpkis

Hacker15E
January 12, 2013, 10:28 PM
http://www.gunssavelife.com/?p=4552

Here’s the words from the Chicago’s Chief Street Light Asssassin, as reported by News in Black:

“I don’t care if they’re licensed legal firearms, people who are not highly trained… putting guns in their hands is a recipe for disaster. So I’ll train our officers that there is a concealed carry law, but when somebody turns with a firearm in their hand the officer does not have an obligation to wait to get shot to return fire and we’re going to have tragedies as a result of that. I’m telling you right up front.”

jakk280rem
January 12, 2013, 10:33 PM
http://newsinblack.com/news-article/item/965-police-superintendent-says-concealed-carry-could-lead-to-more-shootings.html

i believe this is the transcript. still looking for an audio recording of the interview. sounds like the moment he made about cops shooting a ccw holder may have been twisted a bit.

wrc
January 12, 2013, 10:48 PM
It's a little tongue-in-cheek. McCarthy (aka McStreetlight and lately McKillTheCitizens) was talking (again) about how CCW is so dangerous, because such citizens carrying in accordance to law will obviously be brandishing, pointing guns at the police, and causing all other sorts of mayhem. The standard "little people can't be trusted" line.

ISRA is sarcastically saying "That idiot can't possibly mean that the police should shoot CCW holders on sight, so don't go spreading nasty rumors about what a tool he is."

I think it is the literal opposite of "damning with faint praise". I'm not sure what that would be called.

ATBackPackin
January 12, 2013, 11:09 PM
“I don’t care if they’re licensed legal firearms, people who are not highly trained… putting guns in their hands is a recipe for disaster. So I’ll train our officers that there is a concealed carry law, but when somebody turns with a firearm in their hand the officer does not have an obligation to wait to get shot to return fire and we’re going to have tragedies as a result of that. I’m telling you right up front.”

Amazingly other cities and states do not have this problem. Must be something in the water in Chi Town.

Jeff White
January 13, 2013, 02:14 AM
ISRA is sarcastically saying "That idiot can't possibly mean that the police should shoot CCW holders on sight, so don't go spreading nasty rumors about what a tool he is."

I think the ISRA needs to stop spreading disinformation. A couple weeks ago our guns were going to be banned by the end of the week and the house wasn't even in session. Now we get an email warning about a rumor that's gone viral, but a google search on Garry McCarthy brings up no hits where it's being discussed on social networks or forums. So just how viral is it?

Don't they have better things to do?

rcmodel
January 13, 2013, 02:20 AM
So, nothing new in Chi-Town then?

The only people in Chicago with CCW permits are political cronies and the police higher-up's in-laws.

And they been killing each other on sight for 100 years anyway.

rc

Onmilo
January 13, 2013, 04:10 AM
CCW is coming to Illinois and it looks like Chicago is not going to be able to stop it.

Kingcreek
January 13, 2013, 01:46 PM
The emphasis should be on the last sentence in the first paragraph of the email alert. The ISRA is cautioning against spreading misinformation.
No argument that McCarthy is an idiot top cop gun hater. His own ranks despise him and mayor Emmanuel for thier administrative lunacy.

Geneseo1911
January 13, 2013, 02:09 PM
I saw the story about McCarthy's comment on Illinois Review a couple days before ISRA sent that. I don't think viral is quite the right word, but we've discussed ISRA's hyperbole several times here of late.

Why is it that all the really stupid gun haters are named McCarthy? Maybe we should ban assault McCarthies.

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