Over that last few days, I've discussed (here and here) the mob of people that gathered in front of Chuck's Gun Shop, in Riverdale, Illinois, to complain about lawful sales of firearms. I talked a bit about some of what Jesse Jackson spewed, but I neglected to say much about his even crazier counterpart, Father Michael Pfleger (in this picture--from an unrelated event, he's the one who is not Louis Farrakhan).
It's actually not that I neglected to post what Pfleger said, it's just that it's so over-the-top, so unbelievably vile, that I hesitated to post it without being able to back up the fact that he did indeed say it. Well, thanks to the Illinois State Rifle Association, now I can back it up. One of the counter-protesters at Chuck's Saturday recorded Pfleger's hate speech, in which he called for the murder ("snuffing out," in his words) of John Riggio (owner of Chuck's Gun Shop) and pro-rights legislators.
During an address at an anti-gun rally in front of Chuck's, Rev. Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina's Church, exhorted the crowd to "drag" shop owner, John Riggio, from his shop "like a rat" and "snuff" him. Rev. Pfleger went on to tell the crowd that legislators that vote against gun control legislation should be "snuffed" as well. As many know, "snuff" is slang for especially violent murder.Still don't believe me? Listen to the MP3 file.
So much for "Thou shalt not kill," eh? Clearly, the civilian disarmament lobby is the farthest thing from being an "anti-violence" movement, as it purports to be. Apparently Pfleger has gotten tired of even pretending that violence prevention is the goal.
UPDATE: Kudos to the Second Amendment Foundation for helping to make sure this isn't just swept under the rug.
By the way, it looks as if Pfleger (or someone from St. Sabina, anyway) stopped by here--too bad he didn't leave a comment--even if it was just to threaten to "snuff" me out, too.