Chicago Top Cop: People Already Barred From Owning Guns Commit Gun Crimes

Discussion in 'Politics' started by JamesL, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. JamesL


    During Feb. 22 testimony before an Illinois state house committee, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy admitted he's never seen anyone with a Firearm Owner's Identification Card (FOID) commit a gun offense.

    "It just doesn't happen," McCarthy said.

    Instead, McCarthy alleged most gun violence comes from gang members, who are "not eligible to receive [FOID] cards" to begin with. This also means they are not eligible to own guns in the state of Illinois.

    McCarthy explained, "I have no concern with legal guns. I have great concern with illegal guns."

    This is a clear admission that the people committing crimes with guns in Illinois are the people who aren't allowed to own guns in the first place, calling into question the motivation and effectiveness of calls for more restrictions on legal gun owners.
  2. Lucrum


    Nationwide statistics bear this out. I believe legal gun owners are something like 5 times less likely to commit a crime. Yet the legal gun owners are the ones constantly facing ever onerous regulations to punish them for the crimes perpetrated by the guys who don't follow or give a sit about gun laws to begin with.
  3. pspr


    If they would make it easier for us good guys to shoot the bastard criminals, crime would drop precipitously.
  4. Lucrum


    Absolutely true, as it is though fear of criminal prosecution prevents the productive tax payers from culling the criminal herd so endeared by the bleeding heart leftists.
  5. ...."80% less likely"......:(
  6. ===============
    Good points, in Chicago.
    That chicago trend [2nd ammendment]is your friend:cool: