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    Chicago Lawmakers: "Call in the National Guard!"

    ...so, how's that gun control working out for you, Chicago? This is proof that it doesn't work and that LEGAL GUNS SAVE LIVES.

    FOXNews.com - Chicago Lawmakers: Call In the National Guard

    CHICAGO -- Two lawmakers who believe violence has become so rampant in Chicago that the Illinois National Guard must be called in to help made a public plea to Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday to deploy troops.

    A recent surge in violent crime, including a night last week that saw seven people killed and 18 wounded -- mostly by gunfire -- prompted the request from Chicago Democratic Reps. John Fritchey and LaShawn Ford. They were joined by Willie Williams, whose son was shot and killed in 2006.

    Chicago has had 113 homicide victims so far this year, Fritchey said.

    "As we speak, National Guard members are working side-by-side with our troops to fight a war halfway around the world," he said during a news conference in downtown Chicago. "The unfortunate reality is that we have another war that is just as deadly that is taking place right in our backyard."

    Fritchey said later that the proposal wasn't a "no confidence" vote toward police.

    "I think the police have done a commendable job in fighting this surge in violence, but I also think they could use some well-trained help," he said. "The reality is that (police) department resources are stretched thin."

    A message left for Quinn wasn't returned Sunday.

    Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis said he didn't think the National Guard was the best answer, noting that police focus on civilian law enforcement.

    "I appreciate their frustration and their willingness to help," he said after Fritchey and Ford's news conference. "But I am simply not sure the National Guard is the answer to our problems -- at least in terms of mass deployment. I'm frankly not sure what their mission would be."

    Weis said most of the violent crime has been focused in areas that represent only 9 percent of the city. Last week, he said the department was improving its gang intelligence, developing new computer programs and creating a mobile strike force of about 100 officers to try to quell the violence, which has been largely confined to the city's south and west sides.

    Fritchey said guard members have been trained in civil law enforcement as part of their nation-building assignments in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Deploying the guard also would make economic sense, considering the near-crisis in state finances, he said.

    "We don't have the dollars to hire additional officers, but in the National Guard we have men and women on hand who are trained to deal with these situations," he said.

    Weis questioned how much training military personnel get in civilian law enforcement.

    "I spent six years in the Army, and I never got any course on how or why to obtain a search warrant," Weis said. "That simply isn't part of the military mission, but it's something our officers have to deal with every day."

    But he said he could he see a possible limited role for the National Guard in specialized fields, such as intelligence analysis and helicopter support.

    In July 2008, after a similar surge in street crime, then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich suggested using the National Guard, but quickly backtracked, suggesting instead that bringing in Illinois State Police could help the Chicago's officers. Mayor Richard M. Daley and other city officials rejected the idea as poorly conceived, particularly in light of the state's fiscal difficulties.
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    well, just watch, democrats like to call in the Nasty Guard to kill us wask-o-wee weepuwicans. Just watch Obama stop the mid year elections by declaring a state of Emergency and proclaiming Marshall Law. I would expect the Ok National Guard to defend my constitiutional rights, but where he can take away guns, like during that last Hurricane down in NEW ORLEANS, he will try it. Gear up folks, a fight is coming.

    To all democrats, LET LAW ABIDING CITIZENS OWN GUNS, let us defend ourselves, stop this gang banger violence and killing, by allowing the public to defend and take out some of these punk bastards! Chicago is not working, so people of Chicago, throw out the democrats who dont care about your safety with your vote. Dont throw out your freedoms or your guns.

    MA is another failed example of where Dems have gone wild with health care, MANDATED health care has failed in MA, but Obama is going to thrust it on us. Again, vote out every democrat you have MA.

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    How can this be? Chicago's anti guns laws are about the most restrictive in the nation.
    Maybe the next step is for all the Dems to pass a law making crime illegal.
    Think of the headlines and how wonderful that will make us all feel.

    Seems to me that for every day the Supreme Court delays the McDonald vs Chicago case, more people will die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golocx4 View Post
    How can this be? Chicago's anti guns laws are about the most restrictive in the nation.
    Maybe the next step is for all the Dems to pass a law making crime illegal.
    Think of the headlines and how wonderful that will make us all feel.

    Seems to me that for every day the Supreme Court delays the McDonald vs Chicago case, more people will die.
    Further proof that gun control doesn't control much of anything.....it only gives criminals and a tyrannical govt the upper hand.

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    Maybe the next step is for all the Dems to pass a law making crime illegal.

    If that happens all the bureaucrats will be in jail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    Maybe the next step is for all the Dems to pass a law making crime illegal.

    If that happens all the bureaucrats will be in jail.
    Now THAT'S a happy thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    If that happens all the bureaucrats will be in jail.
    Sad but true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative Wife & Mom View Post
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    Chicago has had 113 homicide victims so far this year, Fritchey said.
    There have been 127 KIA in Iraq and Afghanistan in the same time period.. So it is almost as dangerous to be in Chicago as in the Marines in combat..

    Yeah, we need more gun control, it's working out SO well...

    If guns are illegal in Chicago, how can there be so many shootings?? I don't understand.. I'm so confused

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    There have been 127 KIA in Iraq and Afghanistan in the same time period.. So it is almost as dangerous to be in Chicago as in the Marines in combat.

    At least the Marines have guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanBob View Post
    well, just watch, democrats like to call in the Nasty Guard to kill us wask-o-wee weepuwicans. Just watch Obama stop the mid year elections by declaring a state of Emergency and proclaiming Marshall Law. I would expect the Ok National Guard to defend my constitiutional rights, but where he can take away guns, like during that last Hurricane down in NEW ORLEANS, he will try it. Gear up folks, a fight is coming.

    To all democrats, LET LAW ABIDING CITIZENS OWN GUNS, let us defend ourselves, stop this gang banger violence and killing, by allowing the public to defend and take out some of these punk bastards! Chicago is not working, so people of Chicago, throw out the democrats who dont care about your safety with your vote. Dont throw out your freedoms or your guns.

    MA is another failed example of where Dems have gone wild with health care, MANDATED health care has failed in MA, but Obama is going to thrust it on us. Again, vote out every democrat you have MA.


    Bob thats what I was thinking espically if the vote does not go the democrat way obama will suspend the swearing of the new republican controled house and Senate and declear marshal law. around january 2011. OH well a little blood does the Liberty Tree good.

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