Chicago Police Department Superintendent Garry McCarthy recently had an interview with radio station WVON and showed just how deep his hatred of the second amendment and gun owners goes.
"You put more guns on the street expect more shootings," McCarthy said. "I don't care if they’re licensed legal firearms, people who are not highly trained… putting guns in their hands is a recipe for disaster. So I'll train our officers that there is a concealed carry law, but when somebody turns with a firearm in their hand the officer does not have an obligation to wait to get shot to return fire and we're going to have tragedies as a result of that. I’m telling you right up front."
"You say concealed carry, I say Trayvon Martin. Police officers make mistakes all the time," McCarthy said. "We spend six months in the police academy, six months of field training and ongoing training on a regular basis and the fact is once in a while we’re going to shoot someone with a cellphone; we're going to shoot somebody with a flashlight and none of that is okay. But now you take John Q. Civilian, you give them six weeks or 10 weeks of training and you say 'have at it?' The fact is more guns are not the solution to the firearm gun violence problem in this country. Less guns and reasonable gun laws are. And just because it’s 49 states to one doesn't mean the state of Illinois is wrong on that one."
Perhaps Superintendent McCarthy doesn't even realize what concealed carry is. His comment that you give them 6-10 weeks of training (talk about another load of shit the people of Chicago have to eat) and then say "have at it". Really? So based on your comparison Garry, concealed carry licenses are the same as being police?
What's that? It's not? Well no freaking crap. We know that, the legal gun owners of Illinois know that, and you know that. So what was the point? Simply to work up the people who still believe your department will protect them despite all of the evidence to the contrary?
Let's not even get started in his assumption of just how many mistakes his department will make. No wonder why Chicago shelled out over 55 million dollars in wrongful shootings this year alone. they need to train their police better