Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Let’s videotape all gun sales in our city

Posted by: ST on May 28, 2014 at 8:21 pm
Rahm Emanuel

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

When the stench of fascism is in the air, you know Chicago mayor and former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel can’t be too far away:

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced a proposal Wednesday that would require all gun sales in the city to be videotaped, as part of a plan to allow gun stores back in Chicago under very tight restrictions.

The measure, which would also ban gun stores near schools and parks, was introduced Wednesday at a city council meeting without discussion. It was then referred to the council’s Public Safety Committee.

A vote on the proposal has not been scheduled.

The move comes in response to a January federal court ruling that deemed Chicago’s longtime ban on gun stores unconstitutional. The court gave the city six months to approve store restrictions while lifting the ban, setting a deadline of July 14 for the new plan.

The Democratic mayor’s plan, which is likely to be controversial, would aim to significantly limit any gun dealer who wishes to operate in the city. Emanuel’s proposal would also require a 72-hour waiting period for purchasing handguns and a 24-hour waiting period for rifles and shotguns.

Dealers would then be able to sell only one handgun per month, per buyer. Store records would also be subject to quarterly audits.

And here’s your quote of the day – on the same topic:

On Tuesday, Emanuel told a downtown hotel ballroom full of police officers that the new rules are “a smart, tough and enforceable way to prevent illegal guns in the city of Chicago.”

“Now that we’re required to allow gun sales within the city limits, we do it in a way that does not undermine our public safety goals,” said Emanuel, speaking at the police department’s annual awards ceremony.

How long has he been mayor of the murder capital of America again? “Safety goals” under the leadership of of Mayor Emanuel will likely always fall short because, like a typical elected liberal Democrat, he believes the “solution” to gun violence – which is the major driving force behind the crime problem in Chicago –  is to keep innocent, law-abiding people who simply want to protect themselves disarmed while the thugs who mean to do them harm obtain guns in whatever way they can – legal or not.

Infuriating.  But, sadly, the cycle continues.

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4 Responses to “Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Let’s videotape all gun sales in our city”


  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    A first year law student could slap Emmanuel’s a*s all over a courtroom on this one. It reeks to High Heaven of invasion of privacy and harassment and will fall when challenged.

    To show the misguided nature of the stricture against selling near schools, any nut job carrying a weapon can take it to a restricted place from anywhere, a common occurrence. As another example, he neglects to mention the bulk of the weapons used in the gang-related gun violence in Chicago are imported from Virginia and sold through “straw purchasers”.

  2. Dan says:


  3. Theosebes Goodfellow says:

    If Emanuel wants to videotape all gun sales, (which are legal), why not videotape all abortions, which are murder? Then, in the future, you’ll have all the evidence needed to prosecute for the massacre of innocents.

  4. Carlos says:

    OK, Chi-town hasn’t had legal gun sales for what, the last forever?

    And how many gun deaths not perpetrated by the police there per day/week/month/year?

    Yep, I’m REAL sure Rahmbo’s gonna cut down on those deaths even further…