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    'Racist' gun rights laws...per Chicago's top cop

    Chicago’s top cop plays race card in gun rights debate; NW activists react

    Northwest gun rights activists, including Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation, are outraged over remarks made by Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy that suggested federal gun laws that do not prohibit firearms ownership amount to “government sponsored racism.”



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    If people in any city need firearms more than any other it's Chicago. If for no other reason to protect themselves from the Cops.
    "If I shoot all the ammo I am carrying I either won't need anymore or more won't help"

    "If you refuse to stand up for others now, who will stand up for you when your time comes?"

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    For the life of me, I can't figure out why he thanks it's racism.

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    I was in Joliet Ill 2 weeks ago for my wife's class reunion. 2 blocks or so away was a White Castle, one of my wifes classmates was going thru the drive thru about 10 PM Friday noght when they were caught in the cross fire between rival gangs multiple bullet holes in the car and 1 shot out tire. Racisim had nothing to do with it, wrong place at the wrong time and defenseless to boot.

    There is no way in hell I would live east of the Mississippi, we are lucky here, luckier than we even know.

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    I grew up in Illinois and it's really two separate states - south of I-80 given the choice would have gun laws similar to most of the western states. Unfortunately, Chicago has control of most processes. The IL house recently passed concealed carry by a majority, but because of legislative rules needed a super-majority. However, the IL governor is "happy" that they're the last state without any concealed carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orphan View Post

    There is no way in hell I would live east of the Mississippi, we are lucky here, luckier than we even know.
    For me, make that the "Rockies" although we've seriously got to do something about California.
    "If I shoot all the ammo I am carrying I either won't need anymore or more won't help"

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    Gun Control is what is racist.

    The truth is quite the opposite of Garry McCarthy's remarks, as the root of all anti-gun laws in our country have been racist. There were no gun laws until blacks were freed after the civil war. Our first gun laws forbid "African Americanes" as they put it, from owning firearms. Then came laws aimed at Natives and legal Mexican and Chinese immigrants. Later, in the 20th century, the government was not able to be so blatant, so they aimed at economic status, with laws like the "Saturday Night Special", which focused on the most affordable handguns, which of course, kept them out of the hands of many minorities.

    Us gun owners are very aware that areas with the strictest gun control have the highest crime rates. But there is also a parallel that these areas also have the most minorities. Ironically, many of these minorities are in favor of gun control. Frankly, I'm surprised African Americans do not lead the gun rights movement like the Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, with our history of civil rights. Myself being born here and having Native American and Mexican descent, cannot imagine not giving up the rights that were taken away from my great grandparents.

    I believe we must unite as Americans, regardless of race, and perhaps even more so for minorities, to embrace this absolutely essential freedom. No one should trust their government to be the only ones to bear arms. That's just plain crazy- E
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    Quote Originally Posted by amlevin View Post
    For me, make that the "Rockies" although we've seriously got to do something about California.
    Your right I should have said East of the Front Range, California may be FUBAR, but I keep hoping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orphan View Post
    California may be FUBAR, but I keep hoping.
    For the "Big One" that will make them another of our "Island States"? Might make it a big swim for those immigrants from the south.
    "If I shoot all the ammo I am carrying I either won't need anymore or more won't help"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dadada View Post
    For the life of me, I can't figure out why he thanks it's racism.
    Using the term "Racism"=Trying to shut down opposition sans intelligent conversation

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    Quote Originally Posted by amlevin View Post
    For me, make that the "Rockies" although we've seriously got to do something about California.

    +1

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