Less than 24 hours after the fatal shootings at Northern Illinois University, two lawmakers were drawing very different lessons from the tragedy. [...]
Rep. Edward Acevedo, a Democrat from Chicago who has spent 12 years responding to shootings and other incidents on the Southwest side as a Chicago police officer, said such incidents point out the need to take more guns off the streets.
We hate to burst the Tribune's bubble, but Eddie hasn't spent 12 months on the street since he got off probation and lucked into a political spot. He's been detailed to "Detached Services" for years where he might perhaps type and serve a few papers as necessary to maintain the illusion of being a cop. This article is a blatant attempt to lend legitimacy to gun grabbers by having a "cop" be anti gun. Eddie is no more a cop than Eddie Burke was ever a cop. Or "Big Hog Balls" Beavers.
- “What’s going to happen when someone pulls out a hairbrush that someone else thinks is a gun?’’ Acevedo asked. “Are we going to turn this state into the Wild West, where everybody gets to carry guns?”
And in 48 other states, where are these supposed bodies stacking up? Where's the "Wild West" happening? The only "Wild West" we've heard about recently is the west side of Chicago where murders run rampant and even then, Area 4 barely keeps up with the insanity in Areas 1 and 2 lately. And what is banned in these parts? Guns of course!
Acevedo said the NIU shootings show that Illinois must ban the use of assault weapons and certain types of shotguns, perhaps including the one used on the campus in DeKalb [...]
“These weapons are made for mass destruction and war – they don’t belong on the streets of Illinois,’’ Acevedo said. “They are made to kill mass amounts of people. You don’t need these kinds of weapons to do any kind of sport hunting.”
Um, dumbass? The Remington 870 is the most popular hunting shotgun
of all time. It's the most used sporting shotgun in existence. Stop parroting the Brady anti-gunners and do some research. Oh wait, aren't you the same softball who claimed Illinois needed to ban all .50 caliber long guns, even though the grand total of persons killed by .50 caliber rifles in the United States still stands at ZERO?
Shut up Eddie. You're being ignorant. Again.
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