Yesterday, I suggested that Chicago Mayor Richard Daley would do sweet F.A. in the immediate aftermath of the forthcoming Supreme Court beat down of his city’s handgun ban. Meanwhile, the orchestra’s warming up for some prime time political theater. Hizzoner’s been busy making noises about gun control countermeasures that would subvert the will of the Court. At one point, he ran mandatory gun insurance up the flagpole to see who would salute it. (crickets chirping) He’s also hinted at a mandatory gun registry that would list all gun owners’ names, addresses, the number and type of weapons in situ and the home defender’s political affiliation (I added that bit). Apparently, All The Kings Men have drawn up a package of super-secret retaliatory gun control measure that Daley will present to the City Council next Wednesday . . .
Never one to deny those members of the press (cough cough) looking for [more] evidence that Daley’s downed some demerol, he wallowed in this puddle of consciousness prose poem in the middle of a tangentially related press conference, as reported by chicagotribune.com.
“What do (police) do if you’re pointing a gun at somebody? Is it a violation of a law? You have a right to a gun.”
A) Shoot you B) Yes and C) Yes. Saber rattling never sounded so rattled. Hey, wait a minute. Is that some kind of threat? You big bully.