Chicago Police Chief: Second Amendment Supporters Guilty of Corruption
Chicago’s chief of police can’t seem to avoid controversy over his statements related to gun control.
On a Sunday talk show, as reported by the Illinois State Rifle
Association, police Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy said that firearm
owners who lobby their representatives, or who donate money to political
campaigns, for pro-Second Amendment issues are guilty of corruption and
of endangering public safety.
The embattled police chief — who previously blamed
“government-sponsored racism” and Sarah Palin for Chicago’s gun-related
violence, and who once said the Second Amendment itself was a threat to
the nation’s security, according to a report by Red State — also said
judges and lawmakers should focus more on public opinion polls when
considering constitutional matters, the ISRA reported.
On Sunday, Superintendent McCarthy also said the Second Amendment
does, in fact, allow for governments and police agencies to impose
mandatory liability insurance requirements on gun owners, and that GPS
tracking devices can be lawfully affixed to firearms sold to civilians,
according to the ISRA.
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