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Top Cop Compares Federal Gun Laws to Racism

Chicago Sun-Times via YellowBrix

June 24, 2011

CHICAGO – Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy earlier this month told parishioners at St. Sabina’s Church that federal gun laws are akin to “government-sponsored racism.”

“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.

McCarthy can be heard telling the congregation in the video about the NRA, “The NRA does not like me, and I’m OK with that.”


McCarthy went on to say that in the debate about gun control, there has to be “a recognition of who’s paying the price for gun manufacturers being rich and living in gated communities.”

McCarthy told parishioners an anecdote about a brutal night of killings in Newark, N.J., where he was previously head of the police department. McCarthy said that after he got home that night, he turn on the TV to relax, and tuned in to Sarah Palin’s Alaska.

“She was caribou-hunting and talking about the right to bear arms,” McCarthy said. “Why wasn’t she at the crime scene with me?”

McCarthy also told parishioners that “everybody is afraid of race. I’m not afraid of race.”

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


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  • Fallenherobadge-3-1_max50_max50

    CAZ

    about 3 years ago

    1428 Comments

    Can Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy tell me the last time a gun was convicted in a court of law for killing someone?

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    Jimvg

    about 3 years ago

    440 Comments

    Someone needs to tell this moron that guns don't fire by themselves, CRIMINALS are usually behind the trigger. Additionally the last time I checked, murder was number one on the hit parade. Those that have no problem killing another person certainly won't give any consideration to a gun law. But then again lets just remember that this came from Chicago. What more needs to be said about that?

  • 1_max50

    alagator214

    about 3 years ago

    66 Comments

    Hey I just came up with a way to do away with drunk driving deaths. We should outlaw cars. Now promote me to Supt.

  • Iraqcampaignmedal-ribbon_max50

    SWATSARGE

    about 3 years ago

    638 Comments

    He's a moron. Glad I don't work for him. Oh wait, he's the head of the most corrupt police agency in the country. His opinion doesn't matter anyway.

  • Airborne_max50

    rsteade

    about 3 years ago

    1030 Comments

    Another gun control idiot throwing the race card for his own political and ideological purposes.

  • 1_max50

    alagator214

    about 3 years ago

    66 Comments

    He's not afraid of race because he is using it for his gain. Take away all the pencils in school and you won't have students misspelling words either.

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    hmacy

    about 3 years ago

    34 Comments

    This guy is an idiot especially since states that enforce their gun laws and do not attempt to prevent American citizens their Constitutional rights actually have lower crime rates than those like Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore and other cities that blame everything on guns and not their failure to have Judges do their job by law instead of legislating like politicians use this as an excuse. He needs to quit pleasing the politicians and propogandist Brady campaign and do his job of enforcing the laws on the books.

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    3056hunter

    about 3 years ago

    10 Comments

    Enforce the laws on the books, felon with a firearm=long time as a guest of the state. Problem solved.
    Jim Jones didn't use guns, but I guess asking for a Koo-aid ban would be inappropriate.

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    chapwolfe

    about 3 years ago

    70 Comments

    This guy is pathetic.

    I guess because he was in a black church it doesn't qualify as pandering.

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    K9_91

    about 3 years ago

    19896 Comments

    Bump Sgtjosh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    It is "racist" to have the audacity to actually hold criminals responsible for their criminal activity. No, let's just blame everyone and everything else but the person(s) actually responsible. Socialist Chicago.

  • Evil_max50

    Scurge

    about 3 years ago

    1232 Comments

    Naive me thought violence with or without guns was racially universal

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    oldtimer322

    about 3 years ago

    360 Comments

    You can't fix stupid.

  • Anonymous-killer-whale-232189_1__max50

    Whalewatcher

    about 3 years ago

    11188 Comments

    You know what guns and words have in common ?? In and of themselves, they are harmless; it's the @$$holes using them that we have to worry about !!! Guess McCarthy doesn't realize that ........

  • Crumb_passin_thru_02_1__max50

    mz66

    about 3 years ago

    3856 Comments

    McCarthy took the top cop position in Chicago less than 2 months ago. He was getting some hopeful praise here on PL in the comments to that story:

    http://policelink.monster.com/news/articles/154071-newarks-top-cop-...

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