Two state representatives called on Gov. Pat Quinn Sunday to deploy the Illinois National Guard to safeguard Chicago's streets.They deny they want tanks rolling in the streets but, last time I looked, the National Guard is an extension of the US Army and the army is a "broadsword, not a scalpel". (Major General William Devereaux played by Bruce Willis in "The Siege"). Perhaps that is a small exaggeration but only by a little.
Chicago Democrats John Fritchey and LaShawn Ford said they want Quinn, Mayor Richard Daley and Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis to allow guardsmen to patrol streets and help quell violence. Weis said he did not support the idea because the military and police operate under different rules.
As crime rates in other, freer, jurisdictions have shown, this problem arises whenever people are denied the means of exercising their basic right of self defense. Soon the citizens of Chicago may be seeing this:
Because their duly elected government will not allow then to own and carry this:
This is not such an aberration. The history of the 20th century demonstrated the willingness of those who claim to be the rulers to slaughter those they claim to rule. This is just another example of a governments preferring to use massive force rather than allow the citizens to use reasonable force.
H/T to Denninger