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Chicago Police Chief: 2nd Amendment Is A Danger To Public Safety

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by vtail, Feb 18, 2013.

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  1. vtail

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    Can you believe this guy????



    http://www.redstate.com/dloesch/201...econd-amendment-is-a-danger-to-public-safety/


    After totally dismissing the citizen’s right to redress grievances, McCarthy trained his constitutional wisdom on the 2nd Amendment. Despite recent court decisions to the contrary, McCarthy opined that the 2ndAmendment limits citizens to owning smooth-bore muskets. McCarthy went on to say that he believes that the 2nd Amendment supports mandatory liability insurance for firearm owners and the mandatory application of GPS tracking devices to civilian owned firearms.
     
  2. Solo

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    The real threat to public safety comes from police chiefs who do not uphold the Constitution.
     
  3. wow6599

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    McCarthy’s a puppet. Nothing more, nothing less.
     
  4. jamesbeat

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    What a (low road word).
     
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    I know Morse. 30 wpm. Communicating with it is not dead, no matter the detractors.
     
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    It may be the Government teacher in me, but the fact that a person could even become a public figure in America with such a poor understanding of our system of government nearly makes my head explode.
     
  7. labhound

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    Seeing what a whiz bang job the Chicago police are doing trying to control the gang violence I'd say that the Chief and his troops are the biggest threat to public safety!
     
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    Plenty of Charlatans to go around in high-crime metro areas. It's a shame they can' t be removed from office, but the green is too much of an incentive to leave.
     
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    Using his rational, only "white" male property owners can vote, and modern electronic communication is not included under the First Amendment.

    Reckon how that would fly..........:uhoh:
     
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    If you ask me, his words border on treason, given his position.
     
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    Police Chief is very possibly the most politically-influenced position in the entire [local] public safety sector. I'm not at all surprised by Chief McCarthy's opinion. I know very little about Chicago, but I'd bet a large sum that the Mayor has strikingly similar views.
     
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    ^^^^^^

    This. Dissenting police chiefs have a class; RETIRED.
     
  13. somerandomguy

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    Typical Chicago guys. "Oh I'm doing a terrible job at my job and so I'ma blame it on a tool instead of the gangbangers blowing each other away! BAN GUNS SO I CAN DO MY JOB BETTER!"
     
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    Chief of Police is effectively a political appointment, and once in that position the incumbent has two choices: toe the mayor's line, or get in the bread line.

    Maybe someday McCarthy will write a book, and we'll know what he really thought about gun control and the Chicago machine. Maybe someday pigs will fly.
     
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    Anything I would like to say about this guy is not suitable for THR. He's basically just another corrupt Chicago politician with plenty of skeletons in his closet.


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  17. SSN Vet

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    What a blatant facist....

    The mafia wasn't run out of Chicago, they simple got themselves elected to run the city.
     
  18. jamesbeat

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    Where did this 'musket' nonsense come from anyway?
    The Founding Fathers weren't idiots, they knew weapons technology would evolve.
    Free speech doesn't just mean speaking, it also means writing and the internet etc.
    The Founding Fathers could never have predicted the internet, no matter how smart they were.
     
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    What an elitist idiot!
     
  20. Carl N. Brown

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    Not the old "2A only for white male property owner" fallacy again
    Only white man property owners were obligated to muster for militia service, or hire a substitute.

    By existing Colonial records--news reports, diaries, journals, travelers' accounts, etc.--loads of non-whites, females and non-property owners owned guns in Colonial America with no effort made to disarm them as long as they were peaceful and not engaged in criminal activity.

    One of the paths for mixed-race Free Persons of Color FPC to become accepted as "white" was to acquire title to land and to participate in militia musters and other "white" civic duties.

    Attempts to re-write American history to justify banning guns ought to be called out whenever detected.
     
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    That guy is a danger to public freedom, he ought to be driven out of office on a rail.

    He ought to be fired by the citiznes with cause...for violating his oath to defend the constitution
     
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    This is the kind of jerk that gives a black eye to law enforcement. He is the extreme liberal exception rather than the norm. I've been an LEO since the 1970s in the rural South and just about all the officers I have worked with are Pro-2nd Amendment. You would be hard pressed on the local level to find officers who would enforce any law that is on its face unconstitutional.

    Passing laws to infringe upon law abiding citizens will never be a solution to the problem. If more laws were the solution, it would be a non-issue. Murder is already illegal, along with theft of firearms, drug offenses...

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    If you haven't made your voice heard on current 2nd Amendment issues - contact your reps today!!!


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  23. somerandomguy

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    Heck, a few of the founding fathers were even inventors. The very first machine gun was produced during the civil war - a mere 100 years AFTER the revolution...it was called the Gatling gun. They even had snipers in those time periods.
     
  24. Carl N. Brown

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    On another thread, I re-skimmed the PDFs of Heller '08 and MacDonald '10, downloaded and read a copy of Sanford Levinson's "The Embarassing Second Amendment"* Yale Law Journal 1989 and re-read my copy of Don B. Kate's Second Amendment article in Levy's Encyclopedia of the American Constitution. I even re-read a summary of criticism of the Carl T. Bogus conference that promoted the "collective rights only" interpretation of 2A.

    The name of Police Chief Garry McCarthy of Chicago just doesn't show up among Constitutional scholars, even on his side of the issue.




    *Embarrassing to Levinson because he admitted honest scholarship showed 2A is an individual right, and denying it would be dishonest scholarship.
     
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  25. Trent

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    Guys, we really need to start looking at these matters in a different light.

    Such as...

    What REALLY concerns me is that a guy with this viewpoint, and 12,000 armed troops under his command, is a short 100 miles from my present location.
     
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