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Anti-gun hypocrisy

Governor Rod Blagojevich has selected Roland Burris to fill Obama’s senate seat. I guess he got the winning bid. An interesting bit on Mr. Burris:

A longtime advocate of a national handgun ban, Burris organized Chicago’s first Gun Turn-in Day in 1993. But when he ran for governor the following year, he admitted that he owned a handgun (“for protection,”) and did not hand it over to police as he urged others to do.

Owning that gun would likely be illegal in Chicago, unless you’re a politico. And, of course, gun turn ins are only for the little people. Or folks who want to destroy evidence.

And his anti-gun hypocrisy gets better.

7 Responses to “Anti-gun hypocrisy”

  1. thirdpower Says:

    He also took advantage of Ald. Mell’s bill to allow limited reregistration of long guns after both ‘forgot’ to do it.

    http://daysofourtrailers.blogspot.com/2008/12/i-love-il-gov-blagojevich.html

  2. Steve Says:

    Chicago’s gun ban is something of a racketeering enterprise.

    http://nalert.blogspot.com/2008/06/chicagos-gun-ban-as-racketeering.html

  3. Jeffersonian Says:

    You don’t understand. Firearm ownership is to be reserved for our moral and political leaders, the philosopher-kings so to speak. The Great Unwashed might, after all, get ideas of allowed the privilege of self-defense.

  4. JorgXMcKie Says:

    Well, Burris is no Rosie O’Donnell, so he probably cant afford to hire a full-time armed bodyguard.

  5. Pickdog Says:

    Jeffersonian Says:
    “You dont understand. Firearm ownership is to be reserved for our moral and political leaders, the philosopher-kings so to speak. The Great Unwashed might, after all, get ideas of allowed the privilege of self-defense.”

    But in fact is it…

    You dont understand. Firearm ownership is to be reserved for our moral and political leaders, the philosopher-kings so to speak. The Great Unwashed might, after all, get ideas of allowed the privilege of self-defense. Or even more hindering, use the true purpose of the 2nd amendment to get rid of them all.

  6. Some Guy Says:

    In a just world, this clown would be doing a twenty-year stretch for gross hypocrisy.

  7. ex-NYker Says:

    I love this sort of hypocrisy. Livinig in CT I’m always tempted to pick up a few old cheap Mosin/Nagant’s in lousy condition for $45 and then turn them in at the next NYC gun turn in for $200 a pop, a nice ROI in any market. But I never trust the “no questions asked” policy… as I’m sure someone, somewhere is checking the serial #’s, and while mine would be legally purchased, albeit not in NYC, who needs the potential hassle down the road??
    😉