Meet Gary McCarthy....head cop of Chicagoland....
Chicagoland is apparently a mythical city within America where people in positions of power can get away with saying stuff like exercising your 2nd Amendment rights constitute a threat to public safety.
Well, he also blamed "government sponsored racism" and Sarah Palin for Chicagoland's gun violence too...oh yeah, and that legally armed citizens in his city would be shot by police as well who apparently are not trained well enough to distinguish a legal carrier from an imminent threat.
You know, when I see extremest postings online about revolution and fighting in the streets against the police I pretty much let them wash over me like small waves at the beach. You don't worry too much about the small ones unless them come rapidly in a row, which may signal the approach of a much larger wave. Seeing alot of those small waves lately. This guy and the LAPD police chief that states that his officers weapons are not defensive that they are there to intimidate the population. Hmmm, guess I am lucky that here in Cbus we have a fairly decent police department as far as I can tell and where I live North of the City, the county Sheriff's department is squared away too. Doesn't hurt that I know several local LEO types that I grew up with or interact on line with. It seems that not everyone lives in such trusting coexistence with their local LE departments. Seems to me that a lot of the folks wearing the badge and uniform of a cop are much like the folks I met in the military, seeking a career in that field because they are attracted to the lifestyle/adventure and/or see it as a noble way to make a living. Most of them seem to be strong 2A supporters. Unfortunately, you always have those individuals in the ranks that do or say stuff to ruin it for the rest of them. Unfortunately for the po-po, it seems a lot of those types are senior leadership that may or may not be in their current jobs due to performance but rather their ties to the political unions that the police are in and other political entities at play.
In the end, what really should we expect from their Chief of Police, recruited by Rham Emanuel from the streets of Newark, NJ...where bullets with holes at the front are inhumane but the fact that 1 in 3 pregnancies is terminated by choice rather than medical necessity is not...
Still, despite this there is still one fact that nobody can ignore...
2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)