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Concealed Carry

 MARK’s NOTE: I thought this article should be reprinted here. It is an attack on the Constitution, our freedoms and the Second Amendment by one of Obama’s Chicago anti gun buddy’s. Make no mistake, this is from the pre WW ll playbook of Germany’s Adolf Hitler, as well as all dictators past and present bent on disarmament prior to firearm confiscation then genicide. History has already shown us, ‘lest we forget’. Illinois is one state that will start a cancer that begins creeping across our nation if we do not stop it cold now.

At the bottom of this article are some wise words from the founding fathers of our Republic, listen well and heed them, they stand between us and those who would destroy our Constitution.

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” Edmond Burke 

 

By John Byrne and Ray Long Clout Street

3:36 p.m. CST, February 9, 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said he wants state lawmakers to approve a statewide handgun registry.

The request immediately ran into staunch opposition in Springfield, where gun control issues are often as much about geography as partisanship.

Rep. Brandon Phelps, who has championed efforts to pass a concealed weapons bill in Illinois, said the mayor’s office called him Thursday morning to let him know the registration proposal would be introduced.

“Number 1,  my first response was I don’t know why you’re trying to do this statewide because we don’t want your policies on us downstate,” said Phelps, a Southern Illinois Democrat from Harrisburg. “Number. 2, it’s never going to work. They’re trying to go after criminals. They’re never going to register their guns. They won’t pay the fee. “

Phelps called Emanuel’s initiative a “slap in the face of every law-abiding gun owner.”

The mayor said requiring handgun owners to register particular weapons would reduce the flow of illegal guns into Chicago from around the state by making it easier for police to figure out where they came from.

The registry proposal, which Emanuel said lawmakers will introduce in Springfield in coming weeks, would require anyone who buys a handgun to pay a $65 registration fee. To register a gun, a purchaser would need to provide his name and address, along with the weapon’s serial number and the place and date of purchase. The registry would be in addition to the firearm ownership standards all gun owners must already meet.

Emanuel said he’s aware it will be tough to get lawmakers from outside Chicago to go along with the idea of a gun registry.

“I didn’t go into this because I thought it was a slam dunk. You don’t need me for that,” Emanuel said at a news conference with Police Supt. Garry McCarthy and others at a youth center in the Roseland neighborhood to announce the proposal. “You don’t need my political capital for the easy things. You use your political capital for the tough things that are the right things to do.”

But Emanuel said statistics show more than half the firearms recovered by Chicago police come from inside Illinois. “I’m introducing this because our law enforcement community, our parents, our community groups, our block and neighborhood watch groups, need a proper gun legislation to complement all the other activities we’re doing,” he said.

State Rep. Rosemary Mulligan, R-Park Ridge, will be one of the bill’s sponsors in the House, Emanuel said, which he hopes will help give the proposal the bipartisan boost it needs to pass the legislature.

Critics are likely to point out that criminals who don’t abide by gun laws are unlikely to register their weapons.

The Tribune is gathering reaction from state lawmakers and is asking Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn to weigh in as well. We’ll update this story when we have more information.

 

NOAH WEBSTER: Before a standing army can rule, the people

must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in

Europe.

The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust

laws by the sword, because the whole body of the people are

armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular

troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the

United States”.

 

PATRICK HENRY: “Guard with jealous attention the public

liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel.

Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force.

Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined”.

 

 THOMAS JEFFERSON: Experience hath shewn, that even

under the best forms of government those entrusted with

power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into

tyranny”.

 

Mark’s Note: Rosemary Mulligan needs her head examined after she is recalled by the people of her district for her abject failure to honor her sworn oath to uphold and defend the Constitution!

reprinted here 2-10-2012  www.mafirearmsafety.com

 

2 Responses to “Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants state handgun registry”

  • Mark Shean says:

    This is the reply to me from Rosemary Mulligan. MS

    From: Rosemary Mulligan
    Subject: RE: Oath to office ‘reminder’
    To: “‘Mark Shean'”
    Date: Thursday, February 16, 2012, 12:34 PM

    Reference: Recent Support of Gun Control/City of Chicago

    Dear Constituent:

    This is my twentieth year in the Illinois General Assembly and I am not running for re-election. I’m sure some of you are breathing a sigh of relief. But if I were running for re-election I would have stood with the Mayor’s position as I did yesterday.

    There are three issues – guns, abortion and gay rights – where middle of the road is road kill. I come from a family of hunters and have had a FOID card; and unfortunately I feel middle of the road but made the choice a long time ago to be for gun control. The district I represent polls out to be 85% in favor of gun control. Also, as you may have read in the paper, my dad was murdered in Chicago.

    I did vote against making FOID cards available for public viewing and I do not agree with the $65.00 fee. Also I plan on voting for concealed carry if the bill is called again. I tell you this for your information, as I’m not running for the General Assembly again and don’t feel I need to justify my actions to try and receive your vote.

    I hope on other issues you feel I have represented you well. It has been my pleasure to serve this area for all these years.

    Sincerely yours, Rosemary Mulligan

  • Mark Shean says:

    My Reply to Rosemary Mulligan. MS

    RE: Oath to office ‘reminder’-Reply Saturday, February 18, 2012 1:27 “Mark Shean” To: “Rosemary Mulligan”

    Dear Rosemary,

    Of all the politicians I have ever contacted you are the first one to reply, your no coward, for that your an upright person even if we do not see eye to eye.

    I am sorry to hear that your dad was murdered. My father was also a victim to the actions a criminal set in motion. Politicians would rather put law abiding citizens in the cross-hairs out of frustration of not knowing how to deal with criminals. They seem to forget there are already laws, just enforce them. Neither your or my father were killed by law abiding citizens, treating good people badly has zero effect on the criminal element and the crimes they commit. I think reasonable people understand this.

    You cite 85% of your district as in favor of gun control, that gives no one the right to abolish the other 15% from exercising their Constitutional rights under the Second Amendment.

    A Republic is goverened by law, not run by the mob. The Constitution has afforded everyone before us the same freedoms we enjoy now, it is not for any of us to strip those freedoms from posterity. That alone would be up to the will of the people through the power of the ballot box, not by politicians who pretend they have a mandate to do so, to push some political agenda in their region. Those politicians are out of step with freedom and should not be allowed to hold the public trust any longer once they are found out.

    Thank you for your years of public service, sincerely, Mark Shean

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