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Chicago's top cop expects concealed carriers to be shot by police

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
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Posted By: Michael
11/14/13 02:39 PM

It's actually pronounced Shy-Raq
Posted By: Tisiphone
11/14/13 02:44 PM

Yeah... Chicagoans reflecting badly, again. Sorry, guys!
This is what we live with. Just finished my IL CCW course. It was quite contradictory.
Posted By: Michael
11/14/13 02:46 PM

OOOO Tell us what you learned!!!
Posted By: Jason
11/14/13 03:32 PM

Tisiphone, that sounds like something worthy of writing up... just saying.
Posted By: barstoolguru
11/14/13 04:06 PM

I would invest in a hunter orange safety vest and spray paint "DON'T SHOOT ME, I AM A GOOD GUY" on it the way he is talking
Posted By: Tisiphone
11/14/13 06:59 PM

They're still releasing clarifications. The slides we got had one slide stating parking lots were a safe haven, the next stating businesses could post signs to prevent weapons from entering the premises. My understanding now is that any business can legally ban the carrying of weapons, but one's car remains a safe haven everywhere except nuclear facilities. We also have a ban on carrying in government offices (including local politicians), which covers the space they are leasing in a building but not necessarily the whole building. For childcare facilities, it is even more convoluted because it can include one's home if they babysit, but only part of their house. But in terms of other childcare facilities and schools, it includes a radius as well.

The other really dreadful rule in a state where there will likely be mandatory prison time for any weapons violation is that we can't carry in any establishment where 50 percent or more of their profit is from alcohol. How we're supposed to know that for sure is unclear.
Posted By: Michael
11/14/13 09:04 PM

What really sucks is how they are trying to fuck gun owners there. See in FL we have some gray area on the alcohol sales thing too...and like...cant be within so many feet of a bar...even if you need to get that close to go to the bathroom...but once in a while, if circumstances arise, ill get close to a bar to go pee. But I know that law enforcement TRYING to send me to jail for having my gun and getting too close to a bar...especially if im not drinking or something. I imagine in illinois, they want to fuck look out =/
Posted By: Michael
11/14/13 09:05 PM

as for businesses posting bans. those bans can only be enforced as trespassing here. They can't really ban guns, just ban us. is it stated differently for illinois?