ILLINOIS REPRESENTATIVE REQUESTS NATIONAL GUARD ASSISTANCE IN CHICAGO
Gun violence in Chicago is so severe that a state lawmaker wants state police and the National Guard to assist the local cops.
State Rep. Monique Davis (D-Chicago) is making the request.
“I am requesting with this press conference that Gov. Patrick Quinn order the Illinois National Guard (and) the Illinois State Police (to) come to Chicago and work with our mayor Ron (sic) Emanuel to provide safety for the children, especially,” she said at a news conference in Springfield.
Other state lawmakers accompanied Davis to recognize the severity of the problem, and the extent to which it carries beyond Chicago’s troubled neighborhoods to the entire city and other parts of the state, but not necessarily to concur with her solution.
Over the holiday weekend, 74 people were shot and 12 killed in Chicago, and Davis says the police don’t have the manpower to make arrests.
However, she said that if these state personnel are called in, a special commission must be set up to make sure they have clear orders on what to do each day.
“We don’t want them to have us fearing them also,” she said.
Chicago and the mainstream media consistently target firearms as the problem, which has led to Chicago's idiotic and sweeping anti-gun laws (the most oppressive in the nation); however, even as legal gun ownership has been all but outlawed in Chicago, the murder rate there surpasses all other cities in the USA. Apparently, they do not see the direct relationship between BANNING lawful gun ownership and the dramatic increase in homicide. This isn't about guns...it's about GANG violence, and it's about CRIMINALS holding high office in Chicago.
The role of the National Guard is to provide law and order in regions where the law has broken down — as in the case of natural disaster. However, Chicago refuses to acknowledge that their law is broken and ineffective. Their answer is to inflict MORE law on the law-abiding public; meanwhile, these increased laws have NO EFFECT on the gangs and criminal element. Laws NEVER effect those who have no respect for law. Realistically, WHAT is the problem in Chicago? It's black gang violence. It's not legal gun ownership. Start addressing the REAL problem, stop playing these politically-correct games (employing deliberately misleading euphemisms such as "teen violence" and "gun violence") and go after the black gangs in Chicago. THEY are the problem.
The National Guard is NOT a militia and has never been a militia. This is a common misconception based on disinformation fabricated decades ago by the anti-gun movement. The National Guard is controlled DIRECTLY by the Executive Branch of government, just as is the Military and Police forces in America. ALL of these forces and agencies answer to ONE OFFICE — the Office of the President.
A "Militia" is a force of ARMED CITIZENS who are NOT controlled by the government. The reason they are not controlled by the government is because the traditional role of the Militia is to FIGHT the government when the government threatens our Rights. THAT is why the Founders of this country wanted EVERY citizen armed, so that armed Militias could always fight back against a corrupted government.
REPEAL the tyrannical anti-gun laws in Chicago, allow law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms and to conceal-carry, and you WILL see a decrease in violent crime. Just LOOK at the cities and states around this country with the most permissive gun laws, and you will see the LOWEST crime rates. Do the math, you "progressive" imbeciles.