Politically active gun owners who donate money to campaigns are corrupt dangers to public safety. That’s the message ChicagoPolice Superintendent Garry McCarthybrought to Sunday morning talk show viewers, the Illinois State Rifle Association reported in a press release yesterday.
“McCarthy went on to express his belief that judges and legislators should rely on public opinion polls when interpreting our Constitution,” the release continues, adding “Despite recent court decisions to the contrary, McCarthy opined that the Second Amendment limits citizens to owning smooth-bore muskets [and] supports mandatory liability insurance for firearm owners and the mandatory application of GPS tracking devices to civilian owned firearms.”
Aside from an obvious lack of understanding of much more than just the Second Amendment (or more chillingly, taking those positions while understanding the Constitutional implications quite well), McCarthy’s grasp of Founding Era technology appears as seasoned as Piers Morgan’s.
That’s no surprise to regular Gun Rights Examiner readers, who have seen Chi-Town’s top ‘Only One‘ make increasingly bizarre pronouncement, equating federal laws with “government-sponsored racism,” blaming those laws for violent crime, and reacting to a federal court decision by advocating a “shoot first” policy that endangers plainclothes law enforcement agents and citizens alike.
It’s not difficult to see that ISRA Executive Director Richard Pearson was actually being restrained when he observed “Garry McCarthy’s understanding of our Constitution barely qualifies him as a meter maid, never mind the chief of the nation’s third largest police department.”
Actually, it would be fair to say McCarthy, who advocates measures that continue to guarantee the Windy City’s place as Murder Capital U.S.A., has no business being in any position of authority, and perhaps has no business being allowed outside of custodial care. If he really wants to close off peaceable political organizing as an option gun owners can turn to for redress, and then impose repugnant, in-your-face edicts purposefully violative of our rights, the man is demonstrably a danger to himself and others.