Chicago’s activist Catholic Priest, Father Michael Pfleger was on hand at Saturday’s Brady Campaign rally against Chuck’s Guns in Riverdale, Illinois. Pfleger is to firearms civil rights what Bull Connor was to racial civil rights in the 1960s. It wasn’t that many years ago that the man of the cloth called on the owner of Chuck’s Guns, John Riggio, to be “snuffed out” – using the lingo of his parishioners. Pfleger had used the same thinly veiled call for violence against Illinois legislators who voted against gun control. Pfleger didn’t call for anyone to be snuffed out yesterday, but he did enjoy the protection of three armed bodyguards . . .
That’s right, the guy who has spend his life working against Americans’ God-given rights to keep and bear arms and self-defense has his own good guys with guns protecting him.
How did we know? There were one hundred gun owners present, many – if not most there – had concealed carry licenses and/or were firearms trainers. We know “printing” (an outline of a gun seen through clothing when a concealed carrier moves about in daily life) when we see it. Photographs show examples of printing among Pfleger’s bodyguards.
Isn’t their something horribly ironic about the anti-gun Pfleger availing himself of armed bodyguards? Clearly Pfleger realizes the value of a good guy having a gun. Why doesn’t he want this for members of his flock? Why does he continually advocate for them to be disarmed when there are wolves in their neighborhoods?