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“(W)ith all due respect to anyone in this type of situation if anyone ever comes through the front door with an automatic rifle, they’re not going to be able to kill 150 people at a KING show, they’ll probably be shot from the stage. So, the guns aren’t going away, and we don’t apologize for anything.” – KING 810 frontman David Gunn in Metal band loses Chicago gig over ‘excessive use of guns and violent imagery.’ [via foxnews.com]

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26 Responses to Blue Force Gear Quote of the Day: Too Violent for Chicago

    • Exactly.

      As we have stated a bazillion times, our right to keep and bear arms is the proverbial “canary in the coal mine”: people who are willing to infringe on our right to keep and bear arms will, in time, get around to infringing on our other rights as well such as freedom of expression.

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      Right, “guns” ain’t the only problem with the evil (D) and the candidates aren’t either, it’s all the POS (D) voters out there that are ready, willing, and happy to give you more of the same. Until there is no enemy.

    • Censorship is the suppression of free speech (expression, art, etc.) by the government via force or threat of force. This is a cancellation by a private concert promoter at a privately owned venue. They’re perfectly free to play anywhere else they can arrange to. Nobody’s putting a, heh, gun to their head.

      And before you quibble over that definition of censorship, know that that’s the only relevant definition here. Outside of that, it just gets into silliness. After all, are you making your front yard available for their concert? No? CENSORSHIP!!!!

      This is just local businessmen responding to the interests of their customer base. Sure, they could probably sell the place out for this concert.l, but their concern is with the next ten acts they book and whether the locals boycott the place.

      Is it stupid, typical, liberal, ineffectual, emotional blather? Absolutely, but it’s their property, their prerogative, and not censorship. Forget it, Jake, it’s Chi-town.

    • The fact is a private business has the right to bring in whatever acts it wants. We should respect the rights of the property owner.

      And then spend our $$ elsewhere. Yelling about censorship makes us all sound alarmist.

  1. Plenty of places not far outside Crook County where they could put on a concert. Chicago loves to milk tourists for every nickel they can. It’s a terribly expensive place to visit. My own professional association moved its annual conference out of Chicago for that reason.

    Let Chicago wallow in its own poverty.

    • For the privilege of driving around Chicago (not in it) the state of IL charges 10 dollars. Just to skirt I-80 to Michigan is 2 dollars.

  2. I was possessed last night and read an article on Salon.com. It said “there is evidence that sanctuary cities are safer.” Then put a list of sanctuary cities which include Chicago, DC, Baltimore, Oakland and other top notch h**l holes. Sad part is I’m sure their readership actually believed it even though they provided no link to this “evidence.” The list was the who’s who of murder cities. Liberals are so frustratingly ignorant

    • It’s actually not that Chicago is a sanctuary city with regards to immigration that is the larger problem. Its that Illinois is a sanctuary state with regards to fugitives. Its one of only a couple states where private bounty hunting / bail bond enforcement is completely prohibited, and only on-duty law enforcement officers are allowed to bring in fugitives. Which there are not nearly enough resources for them to actively attempt to do. So criminal fugitives can flock to Illinois and be completely safe from the law unless they get themselves arrested somehow.

      • I never knew there was a such a thing as a ban on bounty hunters. I could see there being widely varying restrictions on the profession across states, of course, but I never knew anyone banned it outright.

  3. And Progressives demonstrate one again how well they practice “tolerance”.

    (Progressives only “tolerate” people and rights that agree with them.)

    • Haven’t been to a rock concert in many a moon(UFO/Whitesnake,Jethro Tull). Back then your greatest danger was hearing loss…yeah I avoid the City like the plague-another shooting on the IKE last night. Good luck King 810?

    • “King 810 is a metal band and the lead singer’s name is Gunn? ”

      Tracii Guns is the name of the guy who founded the band L.A. Guns in the early 80s.

      In 1985 L.A. Guns and another band called Hollywood Rose merged to form… Guns N’ Roses.

  4. A gun store in Tracy California is persecuted by the state because the gun art advertising, a plus size window poster, is in violation of a 1930s gun advertising law.
    If the left doesn’t like your art then it is deemed not worthy for public consumption.

    I remember when the Dead Kennedys punk rock group was persecuted by a California bay area DA. He had the lead singers home raided, a no knock raid, for the offense of having a poster of a flying penis in the record album sleeve.

    The white left has no problem with black rap artist rapping about guns and shooting other black people. I wonder why????

  5. Considering this was hosted on the thousand block of Western Ave in Chicago I can certainly tell you a firearm is an appropriate theme. You’d certainly feel safer with one in the area they were to play at.

  6. Never heard of these guys, but sounds like I need to check them out. A quick google search shows they are from Flint, Michigan! 810 is the area code for a good portion of southeastern Mi. The more I learn the more I like. That club in chi rock probably would have been the safest place around.

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