It is abundantly clear to anyone who looks at the evidence that Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is truly, genuinely obsessed with banning firearms. He has expressed frustration of late with the prevailing prediction from all sides that the soon-to-come US Supreme Court decision in McDonald v. Chicago will reverse his beloved handgun ban, and has promised to find a way around such a decision. (Interesting…an elected leader who promises to find a way to contravene what will be established as law by the highest court in the land.)
In a recent press conference, Mayor Daley – never noted for being either articulate or self-controlled – picked up a gun that was on display as a prop and babbled about shoving it up the rectum of a reporter who asked him an innocent question. Read about it HERE, in the words of that reporter himself.
My favorite newsman in Chicago, a city long famed for great newsmen, is John Kass. Kass is honest, logical, and street-smart. You can read his take on it HERE.
It is said that the mad Roman emperor Nero played his fiddle as Rome burned. As the city of Chicago finds itself in a tightening grip of criminal violence, Mayor Daley literally raves and threatens those who remind him that violent crime has INCREASED since his beloved handgun ban. He has even more-than-tacitly expressed the wish that one or more of the Justices become a victim of gun crime, so they can be persuaded to come over to his side of the issue. Not normal, well-adjusted thinking.
Wasn’t it Albert Einstein who said that continuing to do something proven not to work is the very definition of insanity? It would seem that the Mayor of Chicago fits more definitions of insanity than that…