Chicago Cops Come Out for Concealed Carry by Robert Farago | Apr 08, 2011 | 18 comments facebook twitter linkedin email comments Brock Townsend says: April 8, 2011 at 21:48 Wow! I didn’t see that coming! Reply Wes says: April 8, 2011 at 21:55 lol, that is Exactly what I was going to type. Reply stateisevil says: April 8, 2011 at 21:57 That is surprising. Still won’t get it passed though. Earlier in the year SC’s chief LEO came out for constitutional carry. I guess they’re not all jackbooted. Just most of them. Reply KDB says: April 8, 2011 at 21:59 What do you know! Common sense in Chicago. Reply Jeffrey Lynch says: April 8, 2011 at 22:10 The “Miracle on Michigan Avenue”. Reply JOE MATAFOME says: April 8, 2011 at 22:27 I’m shocked! These men are doing the right thing by attempting to help law abiding citizens gain their right to carry a handgun. Reply fire_medic says: April 8, 2011 at 23:33 That’s what I was hearing from all the LEOs that I’ve been talking with. They like the fact that citizens have the right to protect themselves legally. They recognize that a lot of people, including myself, semi illegally, protect ourselves in our homes. Hopefully I can extend the bubble of protection beyond my hand to hand skill and my 2 inch chicago legal folder. Reply Terry4Strokes says: April 9, 2011 at 07:54 Wow! I hope they can survive the wrath of the Mayor and the Mayor Elect. It would suck if they all ended on the unemployment line next week… Reply 2yellowdogs says: April 9, 2011 at 08:35 There’s a Chicago Police Lieutenants Association? What, is there a separate group for sergeants? Captains? I’m glad to see the support for concealed carry by anyone in uniform in Chicago. But who knows how effective they could be if there were something like the Chicago POLICE OFFICERS Association. Just a thought. Reply Joe says: April 9, 2011 at 10:12 Most large cities have separate unions for the various rank divisions. I’m sure Chicago is like NYPD in that there is the PBA (Policemens Benevolent Association), SBA (Sergeants’ Benevolent Association) DEA (Detectives’ Endowment Association) and so on. The reason behind it is because each division has specific needs to address on behalf of it’s constituency, as well as the fact that aside from detectives anyone of rank above a police officer is “management” and just like any other workplace they are not members of the same union as “labor”. This coming from a lieutenants’ association holds much more weight than if it were issued from the rank and file of the department, since this comes from much higher up the food chain, and thereby basically includes those under them. Reply BLAMMO says: April 9, 2011 at 08:44 Translation: “HELLLLLLLLP!!!” Reply Danni says: April 9, 2011 at 10:53 Funny, the usual line is that it will make their jobs more difficult parsing out the good guys from the bad guys. Glad to see not all officers see the issue as that cut and dry. From a crime stats perspective, doesn’t “attempted” robbery look better on their books than any of the worse options? Reply RecoveringAtheist says: April 9, 2011 at 11:23 Thought I was on the Onion and not TTAG….holy crap. Reply Tony says: April 9, 2011 at 12:55 LTs aren’t high enough up the food chain to be wholely political animals like the CPTs and Chief and Deputy Chiefs. Good to see them take that step. Hope it doesn’t hurt them down the road. Reply Steve T. says: April 9, 2011 at 13:10 Hmmm, I hope I’m not the only one copying the file (letter) and mailing it to as many places in Illinoise as I can find addresses to! …And a couple to the white house, my senator and representatives as well. Reply tdrag says: April 9, 2011 at 18:29 What a great beginning! The people of Illinois have a long battle ahead to be able to exercise their Constitutional rights, but keep up the fight! Reply Chuck says: April 9, 2011 at 21:28 WOW . . . . Holy Mooly Batman! Someone sent this to Obama. Reply theaton says: April 10, 2011 at 12:27 Unless the people of Illinois are willing to protest in support of the bill, it will not pass. The people of Illinois and everywhere else must stop expecting others to do their jobs for them. We must stand for our rights or we deserve no rights. Reply Write a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.