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Chicago’s “Godfather” Goes after Guns

Kenneth L. Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 9:11 AM
I'm sure the infamous "gun lobby" exists. Gun manufacturers have every bit as much of a right to lobby as anybody in any business. But demonizing the NRA is too easy with MSM complicity. The NRA was founded in 1871. They do gun safety training, hunting training, even law enforcement gun training. The run shooting matches. They're a venerable institution in this country with a proud tradition. The NRA Institute for Legislative Action was only formed in 1975. Why? Because beginning around 1968 there was a concerted attack on the longstanding and generally understood constitutional right to bear arms.
Kenneth L. Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 9:16 AM
My first experience with a hand gun was at a target range on an Ivy League campus. We carried the 22 cal. pistol across campus without attracting any attention at all. There was no thought that this was in any way extraordinary.
22 cal. rifles could be bought out of the Sears Christmas catalog.
People today really have lost any perspective on this issue. Yeah, people kill people. But to understand that guns really are not responsible requires having lived with guns. Thanks to the indoctrination of recent generations in our schools the general public is becoming less and less aware of the value and proper use of guns. The nonsensical political rhetoric is painful to hear day in and day out.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 1:16 PM
My first experience with a firearm was an M-16 in basic training,Lackland AFB,1970.
I loved it,even under boot camp range conditions. I was extremely disappointed that I only had ONE day with the rifle for my entire enlistment.
Charles52 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 10:15 AM
I had many hours with several types of weapons while in the Marines and could hit a 10 inch bullseye from 1000 yards with no scope, and other weapons. I was an expert with rifles and pistols for 27 years and I doubt I would need "training" in order to defend my self. It is so sad to hear these politicians and other "self proclaimed important people" who need a platoon of protection scream for more laws to confiscate the weapons of the general public. If the public is so safe, why do they need so much protection, including the moron in the wh?
Then what is the rant about gun deaths when we are forced via taxation to pay for vehichular and alcholiuar deaths as well as abortion deaths when there are thousands upon thousands more from those?
Charles52 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 10:23 AM
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Is it because those same screamers are also heavy contributors in those areas as well and do not wish to be limited in participation?
instead of more laws, we simply need more comon sense which I obseve is sorely lacking in government, especially in the wh, and obviously not fothcoming in the foreseable future. As has been expessed by the obama crew, never let a good crisis go to waste, and I have always contended with government, if there is no problem a government worker will create one so the position will contine, regardless of the consequenses which can always be made to look good by "cooking the books" as obama has done his entire politica experince. Dictorship is upon us and congress has no spine to stop its arrival.
Charles52 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 10:24 AM
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Is it because those same screamers are also heavy contributors in those areas as well and do not wish to be limited in participation?
instead of more laws, we simply need more comon sense which I obseve is sorely lacking in government, especially in the wh, and obviously not fothcoming in the foreseable future. As has been expessed by the obama crew, never let a good crisis go to waste, and I have always contended with government, if there is no problem a government worker will create one so the position will contine, regardless of the consequenses which can always be made to look good by "cooking the books" as obama has done his entire politica experince. Dictorship is upon us and congress has no spine to stop its arrival.

Chicago is known for good steaks, expensive stores and beautiful architecture. Unfortunately, the Windy City also enjoys a reputation for corrupt politics, violent crime, and some of the strictest gun control laws anywhere in the country. To rational people, the inverse relationship between the last two is obvious. Unfortunately for residents of and visitors to Chicago, the city is governed by officials who operate not in the real world, but in a virtual “Bizarro World,” where up is down, black is white, and good guys are to be punished.

In this strange environment, current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (who served...