This is just unbelievable, and why I think Chicago churns out community agitators and body bags by the truckful: Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy accused legal gun owners of being involved in corruption.
Chicago’s murder rate has skyrocketed over the recent years, yet Chicago has some of the strictest anti-Second Amendment laws in the country.
National Journal reported:
In 2012, there were 506 homicides in the Windy City, a sharp rise from the 435 recorded in 2011. Chicago has a population that is only about a third the size of New York City, yet the number of homicides there is fast approaching that of the Big Apple.
It’s not hard to understand, at least for me, why Chicago is turning into one giant bloody shithole when one hears the city’s top cop demonize law-abiding citizens, and blame society at large, for the heinous criminal behavior of depraved individuals. To me, McCarthy might as well start flashing gang signs to let the hoods of the hood know they’re good to go.
Apparently, according to McCarthy and ilk, American citizens should just accept being victimized by violent assailants. Citizens have no right to defend themselves, not even with a smooth-bore musket, because society is really the oppressor and the assailant, according to the fevered minds of the spiritually and morally bankrupt Marxist left. This is nothing short of evil.
The Illinois Review reported:
The Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA), thinks Chicago’s embattled police superintendent dug himself deeper into a pit of controversy today by claiming that lawful firearm owners are agents of political corruption. Appearing on a Chicago Sunday morning talk show, superintendent Garry McCarthy expressed his conviction that firearm owners who lobby their elected representatives or who donate money to political campaigns are engaged in corruption that endangers public safety.
McCarthy went on to express his belief that judges and legislators should rely on public opinion polls when interpreting our Constitution.
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 2nd Amendment 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.
“Garry McCarthy ‘s understanding of our Constitution barely qualifies him as a meter maid, never mind the chief of the nation’s third largest police department,” commented ISRA Executive Director Richard Pearson.
Via Gateway Pundit:
Back in 2011 Garry McCarthy blamed Sarah Palin and institutionalized racism for the gun violence in Chicago’s black and Latino communities.
I have never, ever seen an assault on our God-given inalienable rights like I’m seeing from the socialist-loving left right now. I sure as hell hope Americans who value their civil rights will wake the hell up and get off their proverbial arses and start putting their money where their mouth is. What the left is doing is their version of incrementalism—slowly chipping away at your inalienable rights until you are left with nothing but a pair of well-regulated safety scissors and an empty bank account.