Thursday, July 17, 2008

Could you blame Obama?

Those who work to keep guns away from law-abiding citizens – “the anti-gun advocates” -- regularly lobby legislators in places like Montana and Iowa to pass the kind of “tough anti-gun” laws that places like -- - oh, Chicago, for instance - - have.

Well, how's it all working out in the Windy City?

This today from the Chicago Tribune:

Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Wednesday raised the possibility of bringing in state troopers or even the Illinois National Guard to help Chicago combat a recent increase in violent crime -- an offer that Mayor Richard Daley didn't know was coming.

Appearing at signing ceremony for a bill that toughens the penalty for adults who provide guns to minors, Blagojevich said "violent crime in the city of Chicago is out of control."

"I'm offering resources of the state to the city to work in a constructive way with Mayor Daley to do everything we can possibly do to help ... stop this violence," said the governor.

Blagojevich said Daley had not asked for help and he had not talked to the mayor about offering it, adding he would call Daley after he met later in the day with the state police, National Guard and others. ...
I’m wondering: Do you think Sen. Obama’s going to Iraq to get away from Chicago’s violence?

Just askin’

The CT’s entire story’s here.

Hat tip: Instapundit.com

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is this is a pathetic play on the pathetic Heller decision?

Does this mean The Gov is going to bring our National Guard troops home?

Has Posse Comitatus gone again?

Interesting.

Anonymous said...

to 8.55: What?
Tarheel Hawkeye

Anonymous said...

John -

Why do law abiding citizens elect these people? The only way I can explain it, is that so many citizens, having been bamboozled by the anti-gun stance of the MSM, do not trust themselves to defend themselves. The MSM and anti-Second Amendment types play fast and loose with the data. They give the impression that there are a slew of gun accidents that result in death, in particular of young children. One of the last times I looked, there were about 1,100 accidental gun deaths per year, mostly of adults. In the same year, there were 3,500 deaths from boating accidents. Why aren't boats banned? Then there is the myth that many gun deaths occur amongst people who know each other. Well yes, that does happen, but usually it is as follows: non-law abiding bad guy A thinks that non-law abiding bad guy B has gotten too big a share of the loot and kills him. Another such instance occurs when non-law bad guy A becomes lightly acquainted with law-abiding good guy B, and A decides that B has something he wants, tries to take that something and in the process kills B. That goes down as a shooting between two people who know each other. What is seen very rarely is law-abiding people killing law-abiding people. But the MSM never lets on.

My message to all of you: Do not depend on others to defend you; depend only on yourselves. It is preferable to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.

To anon at 8:55 - while you may think Heller was pathetic, think of the horse trading that probably went on to get Justice Kennedy to sign on to the decision. While Heller is indeed very narrow (and I observe that the DC government is already trying to subvert it) it provides a great deal of groundwork for future decisions on the Second Amendment that will broaden its scope.

Jack in Silver Spring

Archer05 said...

I've heard that the percapita "murder rate" in Chicago is "higher" than Bagdad today. If anything, we should pull out of Chicago before we pull out of Iraq.

We need to give Mayor Daley some benchmarks for improvement, or pull out our policeman. The Democrats that run Chicago can be blamed for the complete failure of the war on crime.

More lives might be saved by sending in Obama to talk with the thugs, a game of hoops might be just the thing to turn these young men away from a life of crime.

The Democrat governor when not being indicted, could save Chicago with the Illinois National Guard going house to house searching for insurgent thugs.

Senator Dick ‘Turban' can walk the streets with Obama and Tony Rezko, to demand compliance with the gun ban laws that haven't worked. The Code Pink loons can protest the war on crime from a safe white neighborhood.

Barack Obama, Dick Durbin, Richard Daley, Governor Blagojevich, Jesse Jackson Jr.,and a cast of elected Democrats can’t stop the violence in the Black community. So what is the answer? Vote them back into office!

Anonymous said...

Yet another major city with draconian anti-gun laws now awash in a sea of gun crimes. Hmmm, must be a lesson here. 'Tis well and truly said when they outlaw guns only outlaws have guns.
Tarheel Hawkeye

Anonymous said...

@Jack in Silver Springs

"To anon at 8:55 - while you may think Heller was pathetic, think of the horse trading that probably went on to get Justice Kennedy to sign on to the decision. While Heller is indeed very narrow (and I observe that the DC government is already trying to subvert it) it provides a great deal of groundwork for future decisions on the Second Amendment that will broaden its scope."

The Heller decision said the government may "reasonably" infringe the right to keep and bear arms, the Second Amendment notwithstanding. The SCOTUS said the government may define "reasonable." Methinks the horse traders have sold out the Second Amendment, the American people, you, me, your grandchildren, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, Mom, apple pie, the flag, and created a very broad path across our nation for gun restrictions, er - "reasonable" (defined by government) gun restrictions.

Anonymous said...

To anon at 10:53 via JnC -

An important aspect of the Heller decision is, that, I think, it was put on par with other Amendments in which the word, people, appears. In that case, the ultimate ability of state governments to restrict the Second Amendment may be quite limited. (Think of what happens when states try to restrict the First Amendment.) Only time will tell, though, whether I am being overly optimistic here.

Jack in Silver Spring