Chicago police have arrested a long-time bodyguard for a nationally-known anti-gun activist. Cops nabbed Henry Eugene Hale after observing him handling a pistol outside Catholic Priest Father Michael Pfleger’s St. Sabina’s Church on the South Side. Not only did Hale not have a carry license, he didn’t even had a valid Illinois Firearms Owner’s ID card.
Hale, 35, posted $150 bail and walked out of jail following the Sunday morning arrest. The Chicago police blog Second City Cop posted news of Hale’s arrest and the news has spread from there.
Chicago City Wire picked up the story:
An armed security guard associated with staunch anti-gun and nationally known social activist, Father Michael Pfleger, was arrested on May 27 outside St. Sabina’s Roman Catholic Church on the South Side where Pfleger is a senior pastor.
The Chicago Police (CPD) charged Henry Eugene Hale, 35, with possessing a firearm without a valid Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card. He was released on $150 bond.
A spokesperson for the CPD told Chicago City Wire that police officers approached Hale at the church, which is at 1200 W. 78th Place, when “they saw him holding a firearm.”
Records with the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation show that Hale’s FOID card expired in December 2017. Records also show that he is certified to work in Illinois as a security guard, and that he was once disciplined but it doesn’t explain why.
Actually, if the reporter looked a little deeper, the IDFPR refused to renew Hale’s security guard license because of late child support payments.
I recognized Hale as a long-time bodyguard for the rabidly gun-hating Father Pfleger. Hale spent the day at Pfleger’s side during a 2015 gun control rally outside Chuck’s Gun Shop in Riverdale, Illinois. The local gun shop and indoor range, situated just outside of Chicago city limits, has long been a scapegoat for anti-gun politicians and gun control groups.
Guns Save Life and the Illinois State Rifle Association coordinated a counter-demonstration that day against the race-hustling priest and Jesse Jackson. I’ll never forget the looks I got as I held up my sign to the bused-in “protesters.” It proclaimed, “Armed Blacks Don’t Get Oppressed.” Yeah, you could see their minds at work.
One that day, Henry Hale served as one of at least three armed bodyguards for Pfleger (above, left), complete with radios, ear pieces and shades, just like in the movies. And, of course, they all had guns under their shirts, printing for experienced eyes to see.
Here’s a YouTube video from the event. You see Henry Hale on the far left in the blue cap of the cover still of the video. Pay attention at about the 3:50 mark where Pfleger has his left hand on the shoulder one of Jesse Jackson’s bodyguards and his right hand on Hale’s shoulder.
Just like Hollywood elitist celebrities, the hoplophobic Catholic Priest — a constant civilian disarmament advocate — literally hides behind armed guards while promoting his gun control agenda.
Also like Hollywood hypocrites who push for gun control for the little people, Pfleger has advocated violence to achieve his goals. Here’s a transcript of the clergyman from an earlier rally at Chuck’s Guns, courtesy of Fox News.
He’s the owner of Chuck’s, John Riggio, R-i-g-g-i-o. We’re going to find you and snuff you out. You can’t keep hiding because you’re afraid. Obviously, you know you’re doing something wrong. You wouldn’t have your business in a truck. You wouldn’t have a truck pulled in front of your door, because you know you’ve got to hide. Like a rat, you’re going to hide, but like a rat we’re going to catch you and pull you out. We are not going to allow you to continue to hide when we’re here.
That’s right, a man of the cloth talking about “snuffing out” a law-abiding business owner.
So there you have it. One of America’s biggest voices for gun control has an armed bodyguard arrested for carrying a gun without a license. Is anyone really surprised?