More Daley (nearly daily) madness from Chicago

Gun rights activists were rightly outraged when Christian Trejbal’s editorial in the Roanoke Times linked to an online database containing the names and addresses of every concealed carry licensee in Virginia. Under the guise of “open government,” Trejbal and his newspaper grossly violated the privacy, and compromised the safety, of well over 100,000 law abiding Virginians.

Well, Chicago’s Mayor Daley would like to outdo him. When forced to acknowledge that his pet proposals to outlaw so-called “assault weapons,” and to implement a gun rationing “one gun a month” scheme would have done nothing to prevent the Virginia Tech killings (which were done without “assault weapons,” and in a state that has just the “one gun a month” law he is pushing), Daley thought of another idea.

Now he wants to mandate that every time a firearm sale is made, the buyer’s identity must be made available on the Internet. The massive breach of privacy aside, he apparently didn’t bother explaining how that would have helped prevent Monday’s killings.

Too bad–that would have been an interesting explanation, I’m sure.

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4 Responses to “More Daley (nearly daily) madness from Chicago”

  1. BobG Says:

    That has got to be one of the most stupid things I have ever heard. It just goes to prove that any brainless idiot can run for office and win. And that only someone more stupid would actually elect the person.

  2. 45superman Says:

    And that only someone more stupid would actually elect the person.

    And Chicagoans, in their infinite wisdom, have elected Daley six times.

  3. dwlawson Says:

    If one doesn’t care about gun ownership or self defense, then Daley has been a great mayor.

    I voted against him but it was futile.

  4. 45superman Says:

    If one doesn’t care about gun ownership or self defense, then Daley has been a great mayor.

    It would seem to me that one would have to also be fairly forgiving of corruption (Meigs Field, hired truck, patronage, etc.). Then there’s Big Brother Daley’s perverse love of surveillance cameras and his seeming tolerance of police brutality.

    I’m admittedly a long way from Chicago (a fact about which I am ecstatic), and am thus perhaps not in a good position to judge Daley, but his positions on firearms and self-defense are not the only reasons I loathe him.

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