Monday, April 28, 2008

Chicago – Where the Second Amendment is Void

Mary Richard Daley seems to want an army at his beck and call. According to the Chicago Tribune he now wants to equip all Chicago police officers with “semiautomatic assault rifles”. Okay – a semiautomatic firearm is not an “assault rifle” in the strict sense of the word – I believe he’s referring to a low to medium power semiautomatic magazine fed rifle.

Of course, the police need these rifles because:

"Many times [the police are] outgunned, to be very frank," Daley said at an event in the Englewood neighborhood. "When they come to a scene, someone has a semi-fully-automatic weapon, and you have a little pistol, uh, good luck."

Okay – first what the hairy heck is a semi-fully-automatic weapon? There’s no such beast – either it’s a semi-automatic (legal under current Federal laws, but illegal in Chicago) or fully automatic (legal only in very rare cases under current Federal laws and Class III states) or select fire (same as fully automatic). Either Mayor Daley doesn’t know what the heck he’s talking about or he’s deliberately trying to confuse the terms semi-automatic and fully-automatic in hopes of pushing an agenda. I don’t have to tell you where my money is. The article goes on to state:

“The city's SWAT units already use the M4 carbines that Police Supt. Jody Weis is proposing for the rest of the 13,000 rank-and-file officers. Daley said the pistols the rank-and-file officers carry aren't enough when they're up against gunmen brandishing AK-47 assault rifles or other high-powered weapons. Last weekend, one of the bloodiest of the year with 27 people shot, police exchanged gunfire with one man armed with an AK-47.”

So was that an AK-47 (as in a fully automatic firearm) or a semi-automatic sporter? My bet is the latter. Also, since when is the AK-47 a “high-powered weapon” – you can take down a blacktail deer with 7.62x39, but give it up if you’re going after anything bigger than that!

Again, we see the forces hostile to our basic liberties as affirmed under the Second Amendment playing fast and loose with terminology and lying to the public to push their agenda – while at the same time turning the police into a standing army that lacks the Constitutional safeguards applied to the Army and National Guard. What next? Rounding up the usual suspects? If you live in Chicago, you should be very afraid – and I don’t mean afraid of the criminal element...

Until next time!

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