Anti-Gun Logic Insanity
Sometimes, the logic employed by anti-gun politicos amazes us. Actually, it's a lack of logic:
- Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said today that he would like to see gun owners in Illinois have to report when their weapons are stolen, lost or sold – steps he said would lower the number of firearms in the hands of criminals.
Decent law abiding citizens already do that. A gun is a few hundred dollars worth of investment. If it disappears, that's a problem. But this stretches credibility:
- “We keep trying to pass comprehensive gun legislation,” he added. “And my recommendation is to really start small. The fact is that if there was a requirement to report the loss, transfer or theft of a firearm in the state of Illinois, that would significantly limit the number of firearms in the city of Chicago.”
It would? Can you explain exactly how that would work? Criminals would forgo bringing a stolen gun into Chicago because it was....reported stolen? Guess what? If they need a gun to kill someone, light up a corner, stick up a tourist, the last thing they're worried about is if the gun is on some hot sheet.
Is this guy for real? We knew he surrendered his testicles when he signed up for this job - all superintendents are the mayor's bitch - but to relinquish your brain?
Oh, and it gets nuttier:
- When Officer Del Pearson was shot in March the gun “was purchased by a 52-year-old woman in the state of Illinois in 1972. She died in Little Rock, Ark. in 2006,” he said. “Where has that gun been since 1972?
How about "none of your fucking business" Garry?
This is a logical argument? On what planet? The gun appears to have purchased legally. No one says if it was purchased in Cook County or maybe Tazewell, Massac or Randolph county. The owner moved out of Illinois, as so many of us dream of doing one day, and passed away in Arkansas six years ago. Who exactly is going to report the gun "missing?" We guess since the dead vote in Chicago, now they have to report when guns change hands?
For all we know, it was willed to an heir of her estate in Arkansas who is under no obligation to report that an Illinois purchased gun has changed hands, if they even know where the lady got it in the first place. We're also pretty sure that receipts for gun transactions only have to be kept for 10 years - this gun was already 34 years old when the owner died.
But this is what anti-gun folks cling to - nonsense, bullshit and a complete lack of logical thought.