Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks about these recently seized guns. In the 9th District, 3120 S. Halsted. Monday, February 4, 2013 | Brian Jackson~Sun-Times
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy accused legal gun owners of being involved in corruption.
The Illinois Review reported:
The Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA), thinks Chicago’s embattled police superintendent dug himself deeper into a pit of controversy today by claiming that lawful firearm owners are agents of political corruption. Appearing on a Chicago Sunday morning talk show, superintendent Garry McCarthy expressed his conviction that firearm owners who lobby their elected representatives or who donate money to political campaigns are engaged in corruption that endangers public safety.
McCarthy went on to express his belief that judges and legislators should rely on public opinion polls when interpreting our Constitution.
After totally dismissing the citizen’s right to redress grievances, McCarthy trained his constitutional wisdom on the 2nd Amendment. Despite recent court decisions to the contrary, McCarthy opined that the 2nd Amendment limits citizens to owning smooth-bore muskets. McCarthy went on to say that he believes that the 2nd Amendment supports mandatory liability insurance for firearm owners and the mandatory application of GPS tracking devices to civilian owned firearms.
“Garry McCarthy ‘s understanding of our Constitution barely qualifies him as a meter maid, never mind the chief of the nation’s third largest police department,” commented ISRA Executive Director Richard Pearson.
Back in 2011 Garry McCarthy blamed Sarah Palin and institutionalized racism for the gun violence in Chicago‚Äôs black and Latino communities.