Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Arm the Riders

  • The National Rifle Association says it’s non-negotiable:

    Public-transportation users should to be allowed to carry guns on buses and trains.

    The question surfaced during a hearing Tuesday aimed at meeting a federal court demand to draw up legislation permitting Illinoisans to carry concealed weapons. A top NRA lobbyist said he won’t bend on allowing bus and train riders to arm themselves.

    “I don’t believe people who need public transportation to get around should be prohibited from exercising their constitutional right,” said lobbyist Todd Vandermyde, who later questioned the contradiction of a motorist being allowed to carry a gun in their vehicle but not a mass transit customer.

    “Just because one is one economic status, they get rights. But because someone has to avail themselves of public transportation, they don’t get the right to self-defense? They’re supposed to roam around defenseless? Help me understand how that works,” he asked the Sun-Times.
Of course, all the regulars are in a tizzy, talking about "catastrophes" and "gun-free zones" and "bloodbath," completely forgetting that all sorts of cities with mass transit aren't experiencing anything like what they're predicting here.

And casting it as an economic issue is a good move.  The Right to self defense isn't predicated on being it affordable.

Apple-pickers beware.

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50 Comments:

Anonymous Amanda Hugg said...

Just send in Bud E. Leenutz - he's a gamer!

2/20/2013 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Bernhard Goetz said...

I'm cool with that.

2/20/2013 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Paul Kersey said...

Good times!

2/20/2013 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Don't forget how it's gonna make us like the wild-wild west now..ha

2/20/2013 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NRA life membership $300 until the end of February. (usually $1,000). 1 (800)678-7894. 25K life insurance included for Law Enforcement & 2,500 insurance on your fire arms. gun magazine for life.

2/20/2013 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BRING IT!

We will GLADLY pull a number for a legit victim/citizen kakking the dog-shit out of a two-legged robbing & raping mutt.

"Yeah squad... Cut an RD# for a 0150. Yeah, we're switching to the city-wide to notify Allied that they have a pick-up for a piece of shot shit on the bus..."

2/20/2013 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI and please pass it on:

www.NRA.org

www.theblaze.com

www.breitbart.com

www.freerepublic.com

www.drudgereport.com

www.oathkeepers.org

WIND AM radio - Glenn Beck 9AM/Mon thru Fri - Listen and learn.

WLS-Am radio - Rush Limbaugh 11am/Mon thru Fri - same as above

WLM-AM radio - Mark Levin 9PM/Mon thru Fri - A Must Listen To daily.
Also, www.marklevinshow.com to get free daily downloads of programs.

The above links will give you the news the oboma/socialist-owned news print/TV/Radio outlets will not give you. Check them out and see what you have been missing. The radio links above do the same. Each commentator listed has something to say that you have to hear. Mark Levin is a Constitutional Lawyer and former Dept of Justice official during Reagan's administration...he can definitely separate the BS from the truth, and he has many stories to tell about the left and how they operate. He is definitely worth a listen, as is Rush and Glenn Beck.

2/20/2013 03:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, no guns for the poor? These are the very people that need self protection the most. Thoughtless or heartless, I can't figure out which it is.

2/20/2013 05:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They don't want a victim from Northbrook lighting up an assailant from Englewood, period.

2/20/2013 05:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Democrats will do anything and everything to diminish the rights of gun owners. Legally they can get away with stuff like; no guns permitted within 1000 feet of a school or park, no guns in shopping malls, private businesses have the right to not allow guns on their property, no guns in buses and trains, no guns in public libraries, etc.

2/20/2013 07:15:00 AM  
Blogger stormy said...

on one hand I can see the need for citizens to be able to be armed on the public transportation system but any time I have been on the CTA system, it is nothing but shitbirds and pure useless drunk garbage on the trains....however it the shitbirds want to kill each other i say let them, it is a good method of population control. the shitbirds are the most worthless creature in chicago and the suburbs but the biggest supporter of President SparkleAss and Mayor TwinkleToes

2/20/2013 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Join the NRA just to piss off McStupid and Rahmitupyourass. Life memberships for just $300 dollars and law enforcement gets free $25,000 life insurance and $10.000 insurance coverage with that membership.

2/20/2013 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonde if I is because many of our elected are stone criminals and gang banging punks?

2/20/2013 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous bobbo said...

Will they have a free gun program like the Obama cellphones?

2/20/2013 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait for the 1st of the strong armers on the Blue and Red to get gut shot. Maybe then they'll think twice about harassing whole trains full of people.

2/20/2013 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gun control has its roots in racism, as far back as the Civil War era. I can't figure why conservatives can't figure out how to explain this to minority communities, and show them that self defense is the first step toward empowerment and freedom, because right now they're prisoners in their homes and crime-ravaged neighborhoods.

2/20/2013 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ummm...hey bad guys...here's the victims...right here...looky.

2/20/2013 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gun-Free Zones = Easy Pickins' for robberies, rapes and murders and mass killings (if it is a school or theatre).

Sorry liberal know-nothings. Declare your house a "gun-free zone" and see how fast you will become a target for a crime.

This state is run by Morons and supported by mindless minions - including the media.

Republicans better run a REAL candidate in the next Governor's election and not just one who thinks all the votes are downstate.



2/20/2013 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Joe Stein said...

People definitely need to be armed on public transportation. Just look at the red line. Armed rats are robbing people left and right, not to mention the poor kid who was killed on the bus protecting his girlfriend from gunfore.

2/20/2013 08:20:00 AM  
Blogger bdoran said...

Means the NRA has learned, not only do you not compromise you counter-demand more.

There's never an actual compromise with Progs other than incremental surrender of your position.

Take don't give.

2/20/2013 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like it's an argument for the Arms co's to produce more cheap guns and even have some "needs-based" give-aways in poor communities.

2/20/2013 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any legislator who votes against concealed carry should so advertise by wearing a button that he and his home are " gun free".

2/20/2013 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Makes sense since the thugs already carry guns.

2/20/2013 09:39:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

All the assholes have them on the busses and trains. Level the playing field.

2/20/2013 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

remember, this is Chicago, we aren't like any other city.....true to form, Chicago will be the exception and we will have shootings up the yazoo every day...road rage alone will be a huge cause of shootings....remember never flip off another driver, you never know what he might do...

2/20/2013 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As one observes the "creatures" that inhabit the cta in their natural habitat.
I'm sure it would help those that choose not to contribute to rahm's obama phone upgrade at bus stops and platforms by young upwardly mobile black professionals that seem to live there.

2/20/2013 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Ricochet Rabbit said...

Hey SCC,

Here's the link to the Feb 19th House Judiciary Committee hearing on concealed carry law:

http://new.livestream.com/blueroomstream/events/1862841

2/20/2013 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why shouldn't patrons of the CTA carry guns to protect themselves. At least they are better off than the Police in Public Transportation who only seem to carry cell phones and talk all day instead of doing their jobs.

2/20/2013 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“This is just going to lead to problems, and it will lead to what we believe is a lack of security and safety and possibly reduce ridership.” for whom? reducing ridership? people are terrified to get on there now.
let's see we have people defecating and urinating on the seats, then we have the wonderful creatures that inhabit the busstops and platforms trying to use the rahm emanual obama phone upgrade.
for the $ they charge those people to ride there should a armed security guard then on every bus and train. security is like non-existent as it is camera? big deal nice for a report after the fact

2/20/2013 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NRA life membership $300 until the end of February. (usually $1,000). 1 (800)678-7894. 25K life insurance included for Law Enforcement & 2,500 insurance on your fire arms. gun magazine for life.

I just went on their sit and the only lifetime membership i saw was for 1000 bucks. There was a 375 dollar membership but that was for 65+
Maybe i missed it?

2/20/2013 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's so so simple. It's like black and white but Obama and his gun grabbing agenda wants to disarm Americans. Disarm the wrong Americans. Leave every good hearted law abiding gun owner alone already. We're not the the ones shooting people, killing people, raping people, robbing people, beating people, or home invading people. Go after and do something with all the drug dealers, gang bangers, hood rats and physco killers. They are your problem, not all of us.

2/20/2013 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WIND the same radio station that has the thief lawyer on the air. She stoe 2.3 million from a couple.

2/20/2013 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched most of the meeting {I had to click off when the anti-gun folks started talking because I had to clean off my keyboard}and one of the other things Vandermyde said was "It's either a right or it isn't." The 7th Circuit has ruled the right to bear arms IS A RIGHT.
A Crook County SA spokesman claims they are not bound by the 7th Circuit decision in Moore v. Madigan Who da fuck does Alvarez think she is that she's above the law!?!?! WTF over

2/20/2013 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Later in the committee meeting there was a representative from the Crook County AGs office who testified that they do not feel bound by the decision of the 7th Circuit court in Moore v Madigan! !!!!! What the fuck?
Who does Ms Alvaerez think she is?

REALLY ANITA????

2/20/2013 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It ain't just the poor folks on the train. The few times I'm forced to venture downtown, I'll take metra. I'll be damned if I'm paying $20+ to park for a few hours.

2/20/2013 02:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, please take note of Todd Vandermyde's words. It is wise to frame these issues in such a manner as economic status

I'm all for using the Left's tactics against them. They don't know how to respond and it's hilarious.

2/20/2013 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People, arm yourselves it's your right by CONSTITUTIONAL LAW to defend yourself.Anyone who opposses this can go fuck themselves. Any cop and I was one, who would lock you up should land on the third rail. Politicians, the most despicable word in the English language next to liberal. Oathkeepers you must be!!It's the American way.

2/20/2013 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city will try and have almost everywhere as an Anti gun zone!


1000 feet from schools, park churches.

no government buildings

No universities or colleges

No hospitals
no bars or places that sell liqour

no buses

no trains

no day cares

no senior homes

Rahms draining are budget with all these lawyers that he has to have Bloomberg in New york filter his cash here now.

2/20/2013 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NRA life membership $300 until the end of February. (usually $1,000). 1 (800)678-7894. 25K life insurance included for Law Enforcement & 2,500 insurance on your fire arms. gun magazine for life.

I just went on their sit and the only lifetime membership i saw was for 1000 bucks. There was a 375 dollar membership but that was for 65+
Maybe i missed it?
------------------------------

call that number above..or call them and inquire and they will give you the number to call for the special price membership, i just did it 2 days ago..(dont use the internet)

2/20/2013 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tribune: Cops: Homicide probe after 2 women found dead in East Chatham blaze

We need to ban matches now too!

2/20/2013 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I-Team Chuck Goudie doing a story on CTA violence soon.

I guess there is a reason to allow passengers to carry defensive weapons.

2/20/2013 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armed CTA riders. Bet that will cut down on the "Apple picking."

2/20/2013 11:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gun-Free Zones = Easy Pickins' for robberies, rapes and murders and mass killings (if it is a school or theatre).


Wait. You're saying that criminals don't follow laws?

Who does then?

Oh, that's right! An overwhelming majority of people!

2/20/2013 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Later in the committee meeting there was a representative from the Crook County AGs office who testified that they do not feel bound by the decision of the 7th Circuit court in Moore v Madigan! !!!!! What the fuck?"


Crook County politicians are ABOVE the law, didn't you know?

Those laws also don't apply to the People's Republic of Chicago, nor anywhere in Madiganistan.

rb

2/20/2013 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about keeping violent criminals in prison and keeping violent mentals institutionalized. That won't solve everything, but it'd be damn good start.

2/21/2013 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shoot, scoot, then stay mute. Self defence, Chicago style.

2/21/2013 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
NRA life membership $300 until the end of February. (usually $1,000). 1 (800)678-7894. 25K life insurance included for Law Enforcement & 2,500 insurance on your fire arms. gun magazine for life.

I just went on their sit and the only lifetime membership i saw was for 1000 bucks. There was a 375 dollar membership but that was for 65+
Maybe i missed it?
------------------------------

call that number above..or call them and inquire and they will give you the number to call for the special price membership, i just did it 2 days ago..(dont use the internet)

2/20/2013 08:22:00 PM

Ask about a Benefactor membership while your at it.

2/21/2013 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let them put up the signs proclaiming "Gun Free Zone" and take down the metal detectors from city hall, court buildings, City Council chamber room. Just for a year or two. Give up their right to carry concealed at the same time. The survivors would be convinced that:
1.Signs don't work
2.Reasonable people need protection from the unreasonable ones.
3.The city can't hire enough real police to assure everyone's safety at all times.
4.It wouldn't be any great loss if a bunch of thugs recieve dirt naps at the hands of a citizenry fed up with thugs.

2/21/2013 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gunns are bad. Mumkay. Where would Chicago get the money to fix all the streetlights.
Thank you and keep up the good work SCC.
G. McArthy

2/21/2013 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

after reading previous article about the illegal search and seizure of private property by Police on another officer because they were TOLD to by someone in a white shirt that should have been brown (as in Obama's brown shirts)it's no wonder they don't want the citizens able to protect themselves.. nothing like a SCARED populace easier to keep them in control.. older officers should teach the young ones about how the brown shirts (excuse me white shirts)will throw them under the bus the first chance they get..they are being brainwashed from the start..In Hilary's own words it take a village to raise a child and older officers are the village wise men.. BTW many citizens actually do carry a weapon (illegally) on public transportation even in CHICAGO..

2/23/2013 12:11:00 AM  

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