Stop talking about gun control

Chicago (because why not?).

Man charged with shooting Chicago Police officer on Far South Side.

A convicted felon was charged with shooting a Chicago Police officer during a foot pursuit late Wednesday in the Rosemoor neighborhood on the Far South Side.

Anthony Woodridge, 25, was charged with felony counts of attempted first degree murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated battery by discharge of a firearm, according to Chicago Police.

A convicted felon with a gun in Chicago.  How did that happen?  Aren’t there gun laws in Chicago to prevent that?

The officer was taken to Christ in good condition, police said.

I think they mean Christ Hospital, if not, that is awesome.  If I get shot and he’s available, I want the to be treated by the same guy that healed Lazarus.

Johnson explained Thursday that Woodridge had been arrested 25 times as an adult, and convicted of four felonies. Most recently, he was convicted of possessing a handgun as a felon on parole and sentenced to nearly five years in prison last June.

Convicted of four felonies including felon in possession and only sentenced to five years?

“This guy was sentenced to four and a half years in June of 2016, and we haven’t even completed 2017 and he’s out, back on the streets doing the same things he was convicted of.”

So he gets five, serves maybe one-and-a-half.

“What message does that send? It tells them we’re not serious.”

No fucking shit.

“Well, I’ll tell you this: CPD is serious,” he added.

Johnson stressed the need to pass “more commonsense gun laws” to give police and citizens “the tools to be safe.”

That part about being serious…

That’s what Chicago needs, more gun control.  Not more prison time for multiple felons.  It’s too busy trying to keep out Trump to do that.  Nope, just more gun control.  That will fix… nothing.

These people have lost every right to talk about gun control as national topic ever again.

4 Replies to “Stop talking about gun control”

  1. Read Second City Cop — the Chicago courts release repeat offenders with light penalties. The prosecutors routinely drop any “felon in posession” charges. Heck, one Chicago judge let a woman off on probation for her role in a high-profile, racially charged kidnapping and torture.

    There was apparently a justified self-defense shooting last might or yesterday, and from the comments at SCC, the politically connected detectives are befuddled.

  2. In Boston, every time someone is shot (which is roughly daily, in a couple of well known parts of town like Dorchester), you can count on the police commissioner (Evans, an otherwise pretty decent and low key guy) appearing on camera saying the magic phrase “there are too many guns on the street” or “we have to get those guns off the street”.
    Not once I have heard him, or the mayor, or any other politician say “we have to get those criminals off the street”.
    I would argue this is another example of “if you refuse to call the problem by its accurate name you will never find a solution”. But, just as with islamic terrorism, using language to deny truth is the Liberal Way.

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