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Found this new article, still can't believe the double standard here...

CCRKBA Says Chicago Alderman Should Suffer Like Other Gun Owners

To: STATE EDITORS
Contact: Alan Gottlieb of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, +1-425-454-4911

BELLEVUE, Wash., May 22


Alderman Richard Mell

Chicago Alderman Richard Mell ought to be prosecuted like any other negligent gun owner for failing to re-register his firearms under an ordinance he helped pass, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

I don't care if anti-gun Mayor Richard Daley supports giving Mell a break, and it doesn't matter that Mell is the father-in-law of Gov. Rod Blagojevich, said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. For years, the draconian ordinance supported by Mell and enforced by Daley has terrorized Chicago gun owners. Its time for Mell to face his own music, and its time for Daley to just shut up.

Mell has proposed an amendment to the existing law that would allow gun registration to re-open for a month, giving him amnesty. Mell and Daley are claiming that this is for other gun owners in the city as well who may have let their registrations lapse.

For years, the Daley Administration has engaged in goon squad demagoguery against gun owners, Gottlieb observed, but now all of a sudden, just because Alderman Mell finds himself on the wrong side of a law he supported, he and Daley want to do Chicago gun owners a favor. This magnanimity is a flimsy sham, and law-abiding firearm owners all over Illinois should be outraged.

It is equally outrageous that Mell is blaming this lapse on an aide, he added. How stupid is that? Mell knows that gun owners are personally responsible for re-registering their firearms, and over the years, the city has shown no mercy for others who have failed to comply with the law. This guy shouldn't be on the city council, he ought to be in an unemployment line, and even more than that, he ought to be facing charges in court for possession of unregistered guns inside the city.

The sad fact is, Gottlieb concluded, that this proposed amnesty amendment would never be on the table if it weren't designed specifically to help Alderman Mell. That anyone else might benefit is an accident, and both Mell and Daley know it. Other gun owners should be allowed to re-register, but Mell should lose on this sweetheart deal. Perhaps then he will fully understand just how insidious Chicago's gun laws really are, and he will lead the fight to abolish them.

With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (http://www.ccrkba.org) is one of the nation's premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.

SOURCE Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
 

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Interesting article, though I have to admit that I'm a bit turned off by the inflammatory language. It's usually the anti folks that resort to name calling and generalizations. I 100% agree with the article, but it's too bad they couldn't make their point by sticking with the truth and their well-presented opinions instead of using words like "shutup", "goon squad demagoguery", "stupid", etc. All this stands to do is incite the antis against us. :(
 

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Wow... That is pretty low
 

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This is the exact stuff we have been putting up with in Illinois as long as I can remember. Daley's father (Sr) did this when he ruled our state and his son has carried on with the tradition. I am 66 years old and have not lived at a time when we did not have a "Daley" running this state. I cannot tell you how frustrating and angering Chicago can make you. These Chicago aldermen are allowed to conceal carry by being special friends of the mayor but others in the city have to protect themselves with "nail files and pointed combs".

I am lucky in one way as I live in the southern part of the state but Daley still rules us in lesser ways such as keeping the politicians in his hip pocket and not allowing CC plus they are continually trying to pass further anti gun laws. I hope your state and all the others that have CC are able to keep what you have. Never never give em any slack!!!
 
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