You gotta be freakin’ kidding me!

It amazes me that people in power just can’t seem to pull their heads out of their butts long enough to use critical thinking skills and make sound decisions.  They let politics get in the way.  This applies to both sides of the fence, too. 

However, this story on Fox News really shows how stupid some people can be.

Facing a surging homicide rate and several headline-grabbing murders, Chicago’s top cop is taking aim at lobbyists who he says prevent politicians from implementing more gun control measures.

Appearing on a local Windy City Sunday morning talk show on the radio station WLSAM, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said special interests that lobby politicians to influence their opinion on gun control are the real problem.

“If there was a special interest influencing police work, I believe that would be called corruption,” McCarthy said. “So, if it has to do with donating money, versus a popular vote, I think we have a bigger problem in this country and someone has to wake up to that.”

Gun rights advocates seized on the comments, saying that McCarthy was blaming the city’s gun violence on donors and lobbyists who advocate for the Second Amendment.

“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,” Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson said.

Despite having some of the toughest gun laws in the nation, Chicago saw more than 500 homicides last year for the first time since 2008, and some 43 murders took place in January. That has prompted several pro-gun rights groups to say it proves new gun control measures aren’t the answer.

McCarthy told he never advocated “getting rid of the Second Amendment.”  He said he was making the point that there is popular support for new gun control laws and that lobbyists are stopping elected officials from reflecting the will of the people.

“How is it [special interests] are controlling politicians?” he said. “How are they controlling elected officials? It’s not by popular vote.”

McCarthy in the past has blamed “government-sponsored racism” and Sarah Palin for Chicago’s gun violence. He has been outspoken in his opposition to handgun proliferation, telling a radio panel last month he equates fewer guns with improved public safety.

“When people say concealed carry, I say Trayvon Martin,” McCarthy said, referring to the Florida teen who was shot and killed last February by a neighborhood watch volunteer, sparking controversy across the country. “I say Trayvon Martin because the answer to guns is not more guns, and just simply putting guns in people’s hands is going to lead to more tragedy.”

McCarthy backs banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, requiring background checks for anyone who buys a gun, mandatory reporting of the sale, transfer, loss or theft of a gun and mandatory minimum prison sentences for people convicted of illegally possessing a gun.

Hey, McCarthy!  How about you start thinking about other things when someone says “conceal carry?” Think about all the people whose lives were saved because someone had a weapon on them.  Think about how the police are just minutes away when seconds count.  Think of how many crimes were stopped because the victim or a bystander had a concealed weapon and stood up when no one else would or could.

Why don’t you stop letting your personal politics get in the way of common sense.  We all already know that Trayvon Martin’s pic was an old picture to make him look like an innocent kid.  While I’m not saying he should’ve been killed, I’m not saying he shouldn’t have been either.  I wasn’t there and neither were you.  You’re just assuming George Zimmerman is guilty of homicide because Martin was black and Zimmerman isn’t.  You’re the racists here, not those you accuse.

You’re nothing more than a political douche bag pawn in the Left’s anti-gun agenda.  Being a cop, you should know the importance of having a weapon to defend yourself.  Cops aren’t the only people who wind up in the line of fire or attacked for whatever reason.  All you want to do is make the populace a slave to the police force.  Criminals aren’t going to listen to the law anyway.  You know why?  They’re freakin’ criminals!  You should know that!  You deal with criminals and their crimes every day!

All I have left to say is that violent crimes aren’t the fault of Sarah Palin and the pro-gun movement.  Violent crimes are the fault of criminals.  In fact, having guns in the hands of the citizens actually helps law enforcement.  Keep your guns close and loaded, people.  You never know when you may need it.


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