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Opening Arguments

Bring in the big guns

Oh, sure, this is a much better solution than letting law-abiding citizens arm themselves:

In order to curb Chicago's rampant and increasing outbreak of violence, State Representatives John Fritchey (D-11th District) and LaShawn Ford (D-8th District) want to call in the National Guard. Yesterday, the legislators urged city and state officials to use the Guard to bolster a thinly stretched Chicago Police. “As we speak, National Guard members are working side-by-side with our troops to fight a war halfway around the world,” said Representative Fritchey via press release, “


Bob G.
Tue, 04/27/2010 - 8:05am

Hell, Leo, I'd settle for a few more PATROLS by our OWN (very) thin blue line...!
(that we never seem to have enough of, thanks to understaffing)

It would ASTOUND you to know HOW MUCH money runs through the fingers of this city by NOT properly enforcing many citable ordinances.
And that's money the REST of us eventually will have to cough up (where the Robitussin?)

But, when you have a PEOPLE problem, the obvious response is with MORE people (with better training and bigger guns)

Tends to "get yer point across".


tim zank
Tue, 04/27/2010 - 9:09am

Perfect example of why Chicago's handgun ban has the usual unintended consequences, i.e....The citizens aren't armed, just the criminals.

Gun free zone= target.


Tue, 04/27/2010 - 7:19pm

Nothing says "third world dictatorship" like armed troops keeping the civilians in line.

tim zank
Tue, 04/27/2010 - 9:15pm

And why no outrage from the Democrats and the media like in Arizona? Why no protests? They want to bring in troops to the inner city and take over predominantly black neighborhoods to stop the violence and crime????

Amazing, I wonder why the big difference between Illinois and Arizona?

Bob G.
Wed, 04/28/2010 - 11:01am

The armed troops aren't there to keep "citizens" in line...
They're there to PROTECT the citizens FROM the 2-legged predatory animals (that would be criminals)

Anyone care to read THIS story?


Or how about THIS?

'Nuff said.