Chicago Police Chief: We’ll Shoot Licensed Civilians With Guns

During an interview on radio station WVON 1690 am this week Chicago’s Police Chief Gary McCarthy surprised listeners when he commented on the upcoming concealed carry law that must be passed in Illinois within the next six months. McCarthy made a scary prediction that citizens carrying legally could be shot by Chicago police.
News in Black reported, via Guns Save Life:

“You put more guns on the street expect more shootings,” McCarthy said. “I don’t care if they’re licensed legal firearms, people who are not highly trained… putting guns in their hands is a recipe for disaster. So I’ll train our officers that there is a concealed carry law, but when somebody turns with a firearm in their hand the officer does not have an obligation to wait to get shot to return fire and we’re going to have tragedies as a result of that. I’m telling you right up front.”

McCarthy would not say what specific training officers will undertake if any. However, he did admit that in the past his department has made mistakes in shooting unarmed civilians. He believes the concealed carry law will increase those types of unfortunate incidents.

 

  • Candy

    Then why don’t you offer training? It helps both parties.

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  • Obamao

    ” but when somebody turns with a firearm in their hand the officer does not have an obligation to wait to get shot to return fire and we’re going to have tragedies as a result of that. I’m telling you right up front.”

    Jim’s paraphrase is reasonably accurate, the Chief did not even suggest that his subordinates be ‘sweeped’ before shooting anybody with a gun. Feel sorry for the hunter loading up for a weekend in the field. Feel less sorry for the hunter who sees the Chief’s peon first.

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg

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    why do so many youths and criminals have so
    many guns in the “Gun Free Zone Chicago”??

    are cops shooting innocent civilians because they are just as strong,
    just as powerful and just as corrupt as the enemy they need to arm
    themselves against because police are obviously failing Chicagoans??

    /truth sarc/

    ==

  • Servo1969

    Why doesn’t he just come out and say it:
    “We’re the only people who should be allowed to have guns. If we see you holding a gun we’re going to shoot you. Then we’ll apologize to your widow.”

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  • SurlyMonk

    With all the deaths in Chicago and the illegally obtained guns, why does this man still have a job?

  • http://www.rehabservices.webs.com Isaac Johnson

    Like police officers are the only ones who know how to properly use a gun…

  • Lim Lynn

    Trained legal firearms with license are highly trained Mc Cathy you are thoroughly wrong. Putting guns and rifles will save numerous lives and recipe for disaster for criminals who will complain to Biden, Bloomberg and Barack Hussein Obama.

  • Obamao

    With all the deaths in Chicago and the illegally obtained guns, why does this man still have a job?

    Those with family killed are up to their armpits in shiite. They see the chief as only, at most, up to their navels. If they saw the chief as being more responsible he would be in early retirement without a pension after the next funeral.

  • gastorgrab

    Just how often are the police called on legal gun owners.

    They are more likely to be called BY legal gun owners.

  • Catmman

    So because his officers can’t be trusted to not shoot unarmed civilians, legally licensed and trained civilians shouldn’t be allowed to carry firearms?

  • http://biggovernment.com ponderon

    Chicago marxists believe that only the thugs should have guns,maybe if law-abiding citizens where allow to carry the gun-deaths in america’s most bloody city would drop…….this is just more cazy talk from anti-gun crowd..

  • gastorgrab

    Just a reminder;

    There is a remote possibility that the legal gun owner you are telling your officers to shoot WILL OUT-GUN the officers.

    I hope you aren’t writing a check that your ass cant cash.

  • mark1973

    Yep. Just what i want to do…Relinquish my God Given Second Ammendment Right’s so This Chicago thug and Obama/Rham crony, can have a monopoly on violence.

    If there is any more proof needed,on why we need Firearms to counter an out of control tyrannical government, this chief is it. Keep talking lefties and we’ll add even more numbers to the already overwhelming majority of Americans who don’t want to take one step back on our God Given Second Ammendment Right’s!

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  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg

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    July 14, 2012

    Crime rates in Chicago and DC drop
    after gun control laws are struck down

    Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!

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  • gastorgrab

    A government “of the people” derives it authority to govern through it’s citizens own established rights. ‘We The People’ cannot empower our police force with any authority outside our own, as individual citizens. If the citizens don’t have the right to bare arms, neither can the police.

    “…..Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. THAT TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS GOVERNMENTS ARE INSTITUTED AMONG MEN, deriving their just power from the consent of the governed….”

  • Rock

    Sounds like El Chief is no more than a union goon threatening those who do not cow down, oh well the the poor slobs in Chi town deserve no better given their preference to free stuff over working for a living. On the up side with each day since Sandy Hook the Left produces some idiot who steps up and reinforces the Founders rational for the 2nd.

  • Patty

    That is a bunch of Bull C@%#!