Yesterday, a video surfaced showing Chicago’s top cop preaching the gospel of gun control to a church congregation. Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy testified that the lack of federal gun control was an[other] example of government-sponsored racism and yes genocide. The day after the McCarthy’s Orwellian oratory, Chicago’s suntimes.com felt obliged to publish a denunciation of the dithering dunce demagogue from pro-gun folk. Just like TTAG, the Windy City paper didn’t have the temporal resources required to pick up the phone. So, like us, they scraped some material. “An assertion such as McCarthy’s is too nutty to dignify with a response,” Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson responded on the group’s site. And then Pearson got jiggy with it . . .
“Any suggestion that McCarthy is a law-enforcement officer is a sham. Rather, McCarthy is merely another in a long line of political hacks who have resided in the office of police superintendant,” Pearson said. “McCarthy’s job description has nothing to do with law-enforcement and everything to do with enforcing the political agenda of his boss, Rahm Emanuel.”
Rowr. Something tells me this won’t be an example in the 354th printing of How To Win Friends and Influence People. However, there is fodder for the Dale Carnegie disciples in the Chicago po-po’s “clarification” of Chief McCarthy’s remarks.
Here’s what happens when you get caught with your race-card playing gun control pants down, when you want to dress-up gun grabbing as politically palatable “common sense”:
“The commitment of law enforcement must be to holding violent criminals accountable for their actions and at the same time recognizing individuals’ constitutional rights.
“Law enforcement cannot do this alone, and strong gun laws against illegal firearms are critical in order to maintain public safety and private rights,” McCarthy said. “Gang and drug activity intersect with guns, and all three must be the focus of violence-reduction efforts in our communities.”
The next time you read language like that, you’ll know there’s a gun grabber at work. It will serve you well to pay attention to that man behind the curtain.