Quick, will someone please remove all of the sharp objects from Mayor Rahm’s office? He’s probably just getting what passes for very disturbing news in the City of Big Shoulders. And while they’re at it, will someone also make sure there’s no liquor or other intoxicants within police superintendent McCarthy’s reach? God knows he’s had his problems with the demon rum in the past and Garry’s not going to be any happier than Rahm is when he hears that a licensed concealed carrier stopped a shooting in progress in their town on Friday . . .
They’ll naturally try to claim it was an aberration based on the fact that the un-named defender is a “military service member.” And as everyone knows, the only ones qualified enough to handle dangerous firearms are the rigorously trained members of the police and the military. Good luck with that, boys. The fact remains that, to paraphrase a much-maligned gun rights advocate, a good guy with a gun stopped a group of bad guys with guns.
Sorry, gentlemen, we know your collective dauber must be down this morning. Getting news like this first thing on a Monday after a long holiday weekend is a helluva way to start a new work week. But chin up, guys, things can only get better from here. Surely you can make some “gun violence” hay out of that 13-hour period Sunday when 4 were shot dead and anther 25 wounded on your watch. Right?
[h/t Victor E. and T.V.]