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Chicago Democrat supports concealed carry of firearms. I had to read the headline twice.

7 Responses to “We’re winning”

  1. thirdpower Says:

    I’ll believe it when he votes for it.

  2. Bubblehead Les Says:

    Wonder how long it will be before Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, John Conyers, Maxine Walters and Sheila Jackson Lee call him an “Uncle Tom?”

  3. Chas Says:

    Isn’t every politician in Chicago a Democrat?

  4. Speakertweaker Says:

    From the linked article:

    Ford claimed he would support legislation to allow anyone in Illinois to apply for a concealed carry license if sponsors of the bill will add a provision requiring the National Rifle Association to pay for police sensitivity training.

    I’m glad they’re interested in the training for cops, but what in the Wide World of Fuck gives the IL Legislature the authority to force the NRA to pay for anything?


  5. Chas Says:

    I’m thinking that the idea of “police sensitivity training” (not the best choice of words there) being paid for by the NRA would mean that NRA would conduct the training, which would basically say to the cops, “Do not just up and shoot someone who has a gun because he may be a CCW holder.” I don’t have a problem with that. From the news article, it sounds like Rep. Ford is willing to go along with his constituents wishes to be armed, and he just doesn’t want them getting shot up by the police, which would make him look foolish for supporting the law, while making some of his constituents dead.
    Selling the idea of NRA coming in to conduct training by describing it as NRA paying for it is okay, if it means NRA will simply cover the cost of providing the training. Nobody wants CCW holders at greater risk of getting shot except anti-gun extremists. If NRA has the opportunity to make an improvement in that regard, then they should take it.

  6. Matthew Carberry Says:

    Thinking about it, his statement on NRA providing the training tacitly legitimizes NRA as the “go to” organization for professional firearms instruction in the US. Which was their founding purpose after all.

    Even if you have issues with the NRA’s class content in some areas (personal defense) that’s quite the admission from a Rep whose party has demonized them as “big unAmerican corporate bullies, shills for the gun manufacturers, unconcerned about safety, etc etc” for years now.

  7. MrSatyre Says:

    This is indeed quite rare, but one of the most liberal people I know was an avid gun enthusiast (is that redundant?) and also worked at the NRA.