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September 11, 2009
Second City venue for a Second Amendment showdown - 4

Jim Hryekewicz, in a Sept. 7, column in the Star-Telegram, recounts why the city of Chicago could be the next significant Second Amendment battleground.

“Otis McDonald is a great American,” he writes. “In the 1960s, he wore an Army uniform and served with distinction. He then moved home to Chicago were he began a family. Meanwhile, he busied himself during the days with work at his local union. Eventually, he led the effort to integrate his union and ended up as president of the union.

“In recent years, McDonald looked around Chicago and decided that he could do something about the shadowy areas of the city outside the bright lights. He went into impoverished, crime-riddled neighborhoods as a community activist,” Hryekewicz writes. “Yet his work inevitably meant he crossed paths with shady characters — drug dealers and gang leaders. Justifiably, he feared for his safety. And he wanted a gun.

“’I only want a handgun,’ he explains, ‘for my protection’

“Yet,” Hryekewicz writes, “ the city of Chicago disagreed. A city ordinance there essentially prohibits McDonald — or any resident — from owning a handgun. Not that the ordinance has stopped the criminals. They seem to own lots of guns.”

For more, go to: http://www.star-telegram.com/242/story/1593634.html

Also:

-- Cash for klunkers: Gun manufacturer outbids Chicago 's gun buyback program; http://www.examiner.com/x-17034-Chicago-Gun-Rights-Examiner~y2009m9d5-Cash-for-klunkers-Gun-manufacturer-outbids-Chicagos-gun-buyback-program

-- City Council Police Committee seeks tougher gun sentences; http://www.suntimes.com/news/cityhall/1751854,chicago-gun-sentence-crime-090309.article

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from 86Ram wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

States need to reign in their cities. They need to put their cities leadership in check and let them know policies will not be based off their actions or infringements especially if the city is not a state capital. That means mayors like Bloomberg would have less influence on state policy and Albany would do it's duty as the capital for example.

Governers and State legislaters need to grow a pair and do more than stand up to their overly egotistical non state elected officials.

It seems the only way to reign a rogue city in is to disgrace it's leadership. But they only do that if the leadership goes after another corrupt official or against their policies.

Chicago, NYC, DC should look at their real statistics as well. They don't post news about deaths/assaults by stabbings, beatings,gangs, strangleings, etc. I'm sure those statistics are higher than any of the gun violence within their city limits and surrounding subburbs.

Anyways, Reign e m in and fire those errogant mayors.

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from Bo wrote 4 years 45 weeks ago

The libs only have to pay attention to the laws they like. The Constitution, give me a break, it only mean what they say it does and they bend it like a pipe cleaner, depending on their situation. They will quibble about a definition only if it is their best interest. "That depends on what the definition of 'is' is." a la Bill Clinton. But when they twist things out of context, we must understand that we cannot judge them, because they care.
Chicago is now and always has been one of the most corrupt cities in the country. And now the reigning president comes from there. So more of the same corruption, just now on a national scale.
These people are at war with the America that I grew up in and the Second Amendment (and the First) is an impediment to their grandiose socialist takeover plans for this country.
We are in a heap of trouble if we don't stay strong.

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from www.dropjhook.com wrote 4 years 45 weeks ago

What is phoney on the this attack on gun ownership is that we all know the goverment has enuff ICBM's to blow up the world a million times over & they want to take away guns & pocket knifes!! America is at a time where gun owners are feeling like the walls are closing in on them & for good reason too. I just know one losses focus on this issue this is not a showdown this realality!! This has a much bigger picture then the show down between the state & chicago then Hryekewicz & the city or Hryekewicz vs shady thugs. The big pitcure is the showdown between the people of Amreica & the control hungry goverment!

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from seadog wrote 4 years 45 weeks ago

Here we go again--the 2nd & 14th Amendments totally ignored. And why doesn't the state have the balls to regulate the Cities right out of this game? (That's a rhetorical question but feel free to comment if anyone wants to have at it).

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from seadog wrote 4 years 45 weeks ago

Here we go again--the 2nd & 14th Amendments totally ignored. And why doesn't the state have the balls to regulate the Cities right out of this game? (That's a rhetorical question but feel free to comment if anyone wants to have at it).

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from www.dropjhook.com wrote 4 years 45 weeks ago

What is phoney on the this attack on gun ownership is that we all know the goverment has enuff ICBM's to blow up the world a million times over & they want to take away guns & pocket knifes!! America is at a time where gun owners are feeling like the walls are closing in on them & for good reason too. I just know one losses focus on this issue this is not a showdown this realality!! This has a much bigger picture then the show down between the state & chicago then Hryekewicz & the city or Hryekewicz vs shady thugs. The big pitcure is the showdown between the people of Amreica & the control hungry goverment!

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from 86Ram wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

States need to reign in their cities. They need to put their cities leadership in check and let them know policies will not be based off their actions or infringements especially if the city is not a state capital. That means mayors like Bloomberg would have less influence on state policy and Albany would do it's duty as the capital for example.

Governers and State legislaters need to grow a pair and do more than stand up to their overly egotistical non state elected officials.

It seems the only way to reign a rogue city in is to disgrace it's leadership. But they only do that if the leadership goes after another corrupt official or against their policies.

Chicago, NYC, DC should look at their real statistics as well. They don't post news about deaths/assaults by stabbings, beatings,gangs, strangleings, etc. I'm sure those statistics are higher than any of the gun violence within their city limits and surrounding subburbs.

Anyways, Reign e m in and fire those errogant mayors.

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from Bo wrote 4 years 45 weeks ago

The libs only have to pay attention to the laws they like. The Constitution, give me a break, it only mean what they say it does and they bend it like a pipe cleaner, depending on their situation. They will quibble about a definition only if it is their best interest. "That depends on what the definition of 'is' is." a la Bill Clinton. But when they twist things out of context, we must understand that we cannot judge them, because they care.
Chicago is now and always has been one of the most corrupt cities in the country. And now the reigning president comes from there. So more of the same corruption, just now on a national scale.
These people are at war with the America that I grew up in and the Second Amendment (and the First) is an impediment to their grandiose socialist takeover plans for this country.
We are in a heap of trouble if we don't stay strong.

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