That’s the obvious implication, anyway, from the governor’s latest pronouncement that he’d consider sending state assets into Chicago to try to tamp down Murder City’s out-of-control violence problem. “Speaking about this week’s mass shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, Quinn says he’s open to talking with Mayor Emanuel or Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy about supplementing Chicago law enforcement with state police or the Illinois National Guard.” Translation: ‘If you two numbnuts can’t get this under control and off the front pages, I’ll have to.’ Must have been smiles all around at city hall when they heard that one . . .
Quinn said potential solutions to crime include community efforts to minimize the impact of gangs and early education.
He says he also remains committed to doing something about assault rifles – one is suspected of being used in Thursday’s shooting – and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
Ah yes, black rifles. Gotta get a Weapons of War™ talking point in there, too, no matter how few of the Windy City’s 500 murders last year had anything to do with them. Lewis Machine and Tool‘s apparently heard just about enough of that happy crappy, no?
And all the while, through all the bloodshed, the state and city continue to make it as difficult as possible for law abiding Land of Lincolnoids to exercise their right – as affirmed by their own supreme court – to armed self defense. Even outside the home.
Not to worry, though, Chicagoans. As Mayor Rahm said, “The perpetrators of this crime will be brought to justice and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” The rest of Chiraq’s 2.7 million
targets citizens must feel wonderfully secure in the knowledge that if they’re gunned down, too, city hall will be there to hose down the street and try to figure out who the hell did it.