- Last Friday, as Daley awaited the Supreme Court ruling, he continued to fret about the dilemma the ruling would cause police officers, firefighters and paramedics arriving at emergency scenes.
“What does a first-responder [do when they] come to your home, if you have 50 guns and you pointed a gun at your wife? You have a legal right to a gun,” the mayor said.
And as for the pretend concern, the fact is any cop who has worked the streets has responded to a location where there was a gun. And if you maintain situational awareness and keep things under control, you usually never even saw the gun. People don't run around broadcasting they've got guns in the home. If they did, the CPD would have taken it away and they wouldn't have it when they needed it.
The fact is that legally owned firearms in the hands of law abiding citizens are seldom a problem. Legit citizens don't usually have run-ins with the police and don't need the police around to live upright and moral lives. What they do need is a means to defend themselves, their families and their homes when the government can't.
Second, from Tam:
Is there any wine sweeter than the tears of Mayor Daley?
How does it feel to want, Dickie?
The VPC is, of course, predicting bodies stacked like cordwood and blood running in the gutters worse than it already has been in Chicago. Just like they've predicted that in every state that passed 'shall-issue' carry laws. Oh, and on this line:
In the two years since that decision, only 900 firearms have been registered in the District that otherwise could not have been registered before the Heller ruling. The citizens of DC reject the wrong-headed notion that more guns make us safer.
No, there's only been 900 because the DC authorities are still working hard to make it as difficult and expensive as possible for someone to legally own one, you chickenshit little bastards. And you know it.