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Thursday, May 22, 2008

You mean we're not the 'Only Ones'?

Days of Our Trailers notes an amusing new development in the Chicago Alderman Loophole saga.

Fraternal Order of Police President Mark Donahue today decried the "double standard" that prompted Mayor Daley to endorse the idea of temporarily re-opening gun registration in Chicago after a request from Ald. Richard Mell (33rd).

"We have retired police officers who have a right to carry concealed weapons across the country, and they're being barred from registering their weapons in Chicago. We've taken one of these cases to Circuit Court. Dick Mell has taken his case to the City Council," the union president said.
Grating, isn't it, that retired "Only Ones" be treated as less worthy of consideration than an alderman--you know--just as the rest of us are?
On Wednesday, Donahue questioned the mayor's motives for endorsing the change. If the goal is truly what Daley says it is, then the amnesty window should be permanently re-opened for existing gun owners, the union president said.

"If they're looking to find out how many guns are in the city, leave it open. Why set a window on it? Do it for everyone who has an existing gun," Donahue said.
Yeah--I noticed that, too.

3 comments:

straightarrow said...

Looks like Donahue is starting to realize what we've been trying to tell him. Your boss doesn't respect just because you kiss his ass and do his bidding.

How does it feel Donahue, to be "ordinary".

Can't help it. Tickles me pink. Getting back what they put out. And they whine. Nobody can whine like a cop.

straightarrow said...

Just to be clear, I don't support it. But I have no sympathy for those who enforced it long enough to retire, then only recognize the injustice and criminality of it after they are subjected to the results of something they, themselves, have done.

45superman said...

I'm with you, SA.

No one should be subject to an evil "law," but if anyone is, then no one should be able to hold himself above said law.