Das Mayor

Richard Daley, mayor of the most corrupt, crime-ridden city in the United States, a place where gangs roam freely, shooting and terrorizing at will, wants to defy the  spirit of the McDonald decision by ramming through gun laws marginally less intrusive than the Sullivan Act:

“As long as I’m mayor, we will never give up or give in to gun violence that continues to threaten every part of our nation, including Chicago,” said Daley, who was flanked by activists, city officials and the parents of a teenager whose son was shot and killed on a city bus while shielding a friend.

Oh, Daley.  Daley, you corrupt, authoritarian psycho.  Did you explain to the stage props with the murdered son that the people who killed their son don’t obey gun laws?

The ordinance, which Daley urged the City Council to pass, also would :

  • Limit the number of handguns residents can register to one per month and prohibit residents from having more than one handgun in operating order at any given time.
  • Require residents in homes with children to keep them in lock boxes or equipped with trigger locks.
  • Require prospective gun owners to take a four-hour class and one-hour training at a gun range. They would have to leave the city for training because Chicago prohibits new gun ranges and limits the use of existing ranges to police officers. Those restrictions were similar to those in an ordinance passed in Washington, D.C., after the high court struck down its ban two years ago.
  • Prohibit people from owning a gun if they were convicted of a violent crime, domestic violence or two or more convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Residents convicted of a gun offense would have to register with the police department.
  • Calls for the police department to maintain a registry of every handgun owner in the city, with the names and addresses to be made available to police officers, firefighters and other emergency responders.

Those who already have handguns in the city — which has been illegal since the city’s ban was approved 28 years ago — would have 90 days to register those weapons, according to the proposed ordinance.

Residents convicted of violating the city’s ordinance can face a fine up to $5,000 and be locked up for as long as 90 days for a first offense and a fine of up to $10,000 and as long as six months behind bars for subsequent convictions.

Just goes to prove the old adage; “you can lead East Germans to the hole in The Wall, but you can’t make them go through”.

5 thoughts on “Das Mayor

  1. Reasonable restrictions on speech mean you can’t use fighting words, or yell Fire in a crowded theatre. Unreasonable restrictions on speech means prohibiting political speech six weeks before the election. Yes, we can live with reasonable restrictions on speech – the restrictions that were developed over centuries of English common law and brough to the United States with the Pilgrims.

    Daley’s gun proposals are nothing like that. If you’re trashing fundamental Constitutional rights, why not go whole hog?

    Males between the ages of 12 and 30 are not allowed to possess pistols and may be stopped and frisked at will. Those males caught in possession will be surgically converted to females who, as everyone knows, never commit crimes of violence.

    Plainly, Daley is holding out for Kagen to rescue him by ruling in the next gun case that reasonable restrictions mean anything she wants.

  2. What makes it all the worse is that not only does Daley pack, but a permit to carry is one of the perks that POS hands out to (as Senator* Franken would say) his butt buddies.

    Liberalism on display folks…..how ya like it now?

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  4. Chicago has got to be the only place in the world where a room full of 45 carry permit holders (few if any of them trained to safely handle a gun of course) vote unanimously in favor of gun control legislation, and another carry permit holder (also untrained in the use of firearms) signs it.

    I grew up near Chicago, but that does it. Go Pack! Go Pistons! Go Red Wings! Go (shudder) Twins! Go (double shudder) Mets!

  5. The Democrats want to pull our their old playbook and put on poll tax on firearms to keep African-Americans from exercising their constitutional rights.

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