instead of actually doing something"?
Two state representatives called on Gov. Pat Quinn Sunday to deploy the Illinois National Guard to safeguard Chicago's streets.
Chicago Democrats John Fritchey and LaShawn Ford said they want Quinn, Mayor Richard Daley and Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis to allow guardsmen to patrol streets and help quell violence. Weis said he did not support the idea because the military and police operate under different rules.
"Is this a drastic call to action? Of course it is," Fritchey said. "Is it warranted when we are losing residents to gun violence at such an alarming rate? Without question. We are not talking about rolling tanks down the street or having armed guards on each corner."
Well, first, isn't it kind of unpossible for there to be all this crime involving firearms? I mean, it's illegal to buy or carry a handgun, rifles and shotguns are restricted... according to the VPC and other Brady weenies, this place should be paradise.
Second, you actually put armed troops on the streets(in violation of various laws, but hey, it's Chicago!) and they shoot some gangbangers who attack them, bet you these same politicians would scream like stuck pigs. And every RWPP boob in the region would have purple kittens with pink spots. I don't know if you remember, but during the King riots in LA, one night some clown tried to run over a couple of Guardsmen; they dodged twice, and when he came around for the third time one of the troops shot him. The mayor threw fits that they'd DARED to shoot one of the dirtbags, and to placate him the Guard had to turn in all ammunition. I don't doubt the same kind of shit would happen here.