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Monday, April 28, 2008

Daley: Chicago police to get assault rifles

H/T: Keep and Bear Arms, first article, IL: Chicago Police Get M4 Rifles.

This is rich! Laughing out loud!

Honest! I'm not making this up! Let's start here, anti-gun, anti-personal defense Chicago mayor Richard Daley said:

"Many times they're 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."
"Many times they're outgunned, to be very frank,"
OK, just how did that happen in Richie's "gun-free" zone of Chicago? Oh, they must be "imported" from out of town. There just aren't supposed to be many guns in any one's hands in Chicago. He, and his Democratic predecessors, have turned Chicago into a criminal free-fire zone.

" . . . someone has a semi fully-automatic weapon . . . "
Can anyone tell me what a "semi fully-automatic weapon" is? Why is it so terrible? A so-called "semi- fully automatic weapon" is what we Southerners call . . . Well, never mind! Anyone possessing such an item is ignorant, at best.

Let's dissect that brief phrase.

The prefix "semi-" refers to "a half" or a portion of something. With respect to a semi-automatic weapon, that translates to one shot per one trigger pull with an automatic reload.

The adjective "full" means, well, full/complete/etc. This translates to multiple shots per one trigger pull with automatic reloads.

Hunting, sport and personal defense weapons (rifles, shotguns and handguns) have been manufactured and sold with semi- and full-automatic capability for over 100 years. Fully automatic weapons are generally restricted to police and military forces in this country. A citizen may lawfully possess a fully automatic weapon by satisfying stringent BATFE criteria and paying a stiff tax for the permission to possess such a weapon. That's been federal law for decades.

" . . . you have a little pistol . . . "

Chicago cops do not carry "little" pistols. I don't what they carry, but if they do carry "little," Daley and his police command staff have failed both the front-line protectors and the citizens of Chicago. Some might consider a "little" pistol to be a 9 Milli-meter caliber, such as the US Army issues. Some purists would argue that anything not starting with "4", such as .40 S&W, .45 ACP or even the 10 mm (about .40 caliber) would be "little." If one is facing just about any kind of rifle or shotgun, then, a pistol may then be considered "little."

By the way, all of these calibers can be fired in semi-, and some in fully-, automatic weapons.

In addition, the argument he makes is misleading when he includes semi-automatic weapons in the list of "bad" actors. His cops carry semi-automatic pistols on their hips every day. Some may choose revolvers, but they're be in the minority.


"We're finding out that the weapons of criminals are getting bigger and bigger, AK47s, all types of different weapons, because they can carry assault weapons, it's not a violation of federal law, and that is a concern for all of us," he said.

" . . . because they can carry assault weapons . . ."
Was Daley smokin' something? Or just fibbin'? You know, tryin' to put one over on the citizens he is supposed to serve. Or are they supposed to serve him?
  1. By definition, an assault weapon is a fully automatic weapon and significantly restricted to who may possess.
  2. If "they can carry", then they are unlawfully in possession because:
    o - Felons are already federally prohibited from possessing firearms
    o - Felons do not use lawful channels to obtain firearms. False statements on the federal paperwork and purchasing firearms for someone prohibited from purchasing are already federal crimes.


" . . . it's not a violation of federal law . . . "
BS! See item #2 immediately above.

Daley wants to equip his "troops" with the M4 carbine. Colt's information indicates it is a 5.56 mm NATO (.223 Remington) caliber, fully-automatic (700-950 rounds per minute) and a 20-mm grenade launcher is available. This is what our people are carrying in Iraq and Afghanistan right now.

In other words, Daley is losing control of "his" city. His gun control measures do not work so he wants to further regulate the honest citizens of "his" city and kill them (there will be "collateral damage") with greater firepower. You can bet the criminals will not heed his "demands" to disarm! He needs to repent (stop and change direction) and "allow" the honest citizenry their God-give right to self-defence and abandon the socialist pacifist doctrines that got him into this pickle in the first place. But I'm not holding my breath, either.

God Bless Ya'll !

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