Challenge to the Mayor
If Chicago is such a safe place and gun laws are going to keep everyone safe and sound, we'd like to see the following:
- The mayor and aldercreatures give up any and all weapons in their possession. An amnesty would be granted to head off any awkward questions about origins of said weapons. This would include any guns former aldercreature Tillman has - she isn't authorized to carry a weapon anymore and we'd love to get hold of that pistol she waved around on the floor of the Council chambers.
- The mayor and certain city officials give up their body guard details, especially aldercreature Burke, seeing as how the alleged threat that necessitated body guards was close to twenty years ago and nothing ever came of the threat.
It's one thing to tell everyone else how to live and trust in the power of the state to protect them. It's completely another to do it from behind a phalanx of armed men. Practice what you're preaching and lead by example.
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