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Head of Chicago PD Says Gun Laws are Racist

It’s generally well known that the the vast majority of gun control laws have a racist origins, so I was surprised to see the headline here. But this one can’t be filed under the category of winning:

“I want you to connect one more dot on that chain of African-American history in this country, and tell me if I’m crazy: Federal gun laws that facilitate the flow of illegal firearms into our urban centers, across this country, that are killing black and brown children,” he said according to an WMAQ-Channel 5 story that aired Thursday.

I hate to tell you, chief, but it’s not the guns, it is, unfortunately, mostly other black and brown children who are killing black and brown children. You don’t get to dodge that by blaming federal gun laws. He suggests “everybody is afraid of race. I’m not afraid of race.” No, I think you’re quite afraid of it, because you’re helping these communities find scapegoats for their problems, rather than helping them look within. Violence, with guns or otherwise, is symptom of a much larger and more difficult to solve problem. He ends with this bit of twisted logic:

In a statement Thursday, McCarthy said “strong gun laws against illegal firearms are critical in order to maintain public safety and private rights.”

If they are illegal firearms, wouldn’t that suggest there are already strong laws against them? I mean, the federal penalties are generally ten years for illegal trafficking, and handguns were illegal in Chicago for more almost 30 years. This guy would do well to remember the fence.

UPDATE: See Illinois State Rifle Association’s response here.

8 Responses to “Head of Chicago PD Says Gun Laws are Racist”

  1. Dannytheman says:

    It’s Chicago, why would you expect the truth????

  2. Sage Thrasher says:

    Otis McDonald would no doubt be surprised to learn he hates black people, being, you know, black himself, unlike the Chief of Police OR the Mayor (past & present).

    I agree that gun laws are racists, but the racist laws are the CITY laws that prevent residents of Chicago, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Trenton and other major “gun free” zones in this country from protecting themselves. Anyone with open eyes can see it.

  3. Braden Lynch says:

    The quote about gun laws leading to more minority deaths is correct, but only in the manner that Sage Thrasher indicates.

    The crazy gun laws contribute to the violence against minorities by making it difficult for them to arm themselves for self-defense.

    The minorities are the ones most in need of firearms and then the gang members will start thinking twice about shooting wildly at rival gang members since they might just get a barrage back from innocent bystanders.

    The whole issue of minority violence has to be addressed by looking at the breakdown of the nuclear family, lack of morality training (at home and religious) and poor group advocacy for education and decent vocations. Please don’t ever think it is due to poverty, since there are plenty of societies which are poor and violence is a non-issue. It is cultural/societal decay.

  4. Lloyd says:

    The racist nature of the gun ban here in Chicago is just as said above, it is the disarmament, which has been going on since Reconstruction.

    However, I think Sebastien’s not correct to say that this is a primarily internal problem for black communities around here. Much of the South and West sides have been under siege by the police for about as long as the gov’t has been working to keep them unarmed.

    There is no single cause nearly as great as The War on Drugs today, but the Chicago PD has been busy destroying these communities for a long time.

  5. Muddyboots says:

    He’s right gun laws ARE racist! Just not the way he sees it. The laws in urban centers are designed to keep arms away from certain classes of people: Poor, Minority, Unionist and similar. The SAF suite against NYC outlines the text of NYS/NYC law that is clear about the intent. Congress found gun laws racist enough to pass the 14th Amendment!

    Ares are a Civil Right! The Bigots are loosing. Maybe the ACLU will actually get it one of these days…

  6. Sterling Archer says:

    Holy Crap!! Is this guy unhinged or what? He is completely disconnected from reality….and he is Chicago’s Chief of Police.

    Has anyone else noticed that the left has become particularly insane the last 2 years? It’s like they thought that all of their deepest dreams would be realized when Obama was elected. When he didn’t deliver they weren’t able to hide the crazy any longer.

  7. Chas says:

    Wow.
    He talks about, “who’s paying the price for the gun manufacturers being rich and living in gated communities”.
    Let’s see, that’s pushing class envy along with race baiting, but no mention of the Sacred and Most Exalted African-Americans of the Democratic Party in Chicago who are in fact the ones pulling the triggers and killing people of their own race. Talk about blame shifting!
    He sounds like a gun ban, Marxist rabble rouser bent on pandering to criminals rather than a police chief.
    Will the crime rate in Chicago go up because the police chief is giving blanket exoneration to his local criminals for the murders they commit by reassigning all their blame to the NRA? Is the chief a Blood or a Crip, or is he representing all the gangs? Or does he just know which way the political wind blows in Chicago and he wants to run with the wind?
    How about we take the Chief’s logic to its logical conclusion. He raised the issues of race and blame, so let’s address that. When one African-American drug dealer shoots another African-American drug dealer dead in a turf dispute, why not put the NRA on trial instead of the killer drug dealer? I can imagine the overwhelming applause from the Chief’s audience in Chicago over that proposal. They’d really like that, wouldn’t they? They don’t care about fairness to others of another color, they only care about getting the blame off of themselves that they have brought onto themselves. African-Chicagoans can’t stand the violent, murderous image they see reflected back when they look into the mirror of truth.
    African-Americans have, by and large, as a group, been raised from birth to feel sorry for themselves, and they have been especially indoctrinated in that self-destructive, self-pity by our government-run, education system and the liberal media. How can they care about white people when they’ve been told all their lives that white people have always been the source of their worst problems? That condition is very easily taken advantage of, just exactly as it has been set up to be, and that is exactly what McCarthy is doing. It’s not illegal for him to play the race card as hard as he does, but maybe it should be.
    Al Capone is long gone, but there are still thousands of gangsters in Chicago, and one of them is the Police Superintendent. He’s “down with his people” all right, but when he publicly makes excuses for killer criminals, some of us would call that corruption. There’s still a lot of that too in Chicago, and Mayor Emanuel and President Obama are the last people to do anything about it. The White House is in Chicago, and Chicago is in the White House. Now.
    I refuse to be blamed for the crimes of others, no matter who they are, or how politically convenient it is for them, and I will not stand for it.

  8. Ronnie says:

    This Chicago top cop is nothing but a libtard political hack who was hand-picked by another libtard former political hack of the Obama White House – Rahm Emanuel. In typical libtard fashion, Garry McCarthy made his allegation to a supportive liberal and black audience how “Federal gun laws that facilitate the flow of illegal firearms into our urban centers, across this country, that are killing black and brown children,” but then totally failed to cite a single blessed thing to bolster his allegation. Of course, don’t expect Garry McCarthy to ever talk about how many times felons in Chicago have ever been remanded by the city of Chicago for federal prosecution on federal gun law charges. I’m betting that the number is relatively low on that.

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