McCarthy pushes changes to reduce gun violence

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Chicago police put more than two dozen confiscated weapons on display today, including assault rifles that were seized this past week.  Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is using this as an opportunity to push five changes he would like to see.

The 27 weapons are on display at the 6th District police station, 7808 South Halsted.

One gun may date back to World War II.  There are also three AK-47’s.

These are in addition to the nearly 200 weapons the Police Department displayed last week.  All of the weapons have been seized since January 1.

The five points that Superintendent McCarthy is pushing include universal background checks, mandatory sentencing for illegal gun possession, banning the sale of assault weapons, banning high-capacity magazines, and mandatory recordings of the sale and transfer of all firearms.

“If your car gets stolen or lost, you report that to police.  You’re required to report the sale of your car to the state.  But if you own a firearm, you don’t have to do that,” McCarthy told reporters Monday.  “To me that’s just crazy.”

McCarthy says he does not believe any of the five points violate or infringe on the Second Amendment.

Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to reveal the recommendations of a gun violence panel set up by the President this week.  McCarthy says he is cautiously optimistic.  He believes major change must come at the federal and state level and he is hoping something significant does come out of this.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


  • Sadsack

    The chicago police have a new idea>>>>>>>…..Stop the presses…The dumb one wishes to speak……………The laws he wants will not stop the shooting in Chicago………over 500 people have been killed under his watch….Sounds like it is time to fire his lazy backside…..Get someone in there that know what to do about this ….OH WAIT this is chicago,,,,sorry I got carried away with common sense for a minute there……..Chicago does not have anything ………Which is normal for chicago………Ride um cowboy….yeha……….

  • jeff

    mindless run about chicago. no putting in their fair share. hook like sheep and let them clean the streets.instead roam free getting into mischief thats the problem

  • Kevin

    Completely banning the sale of "assault weapons" and banning "high capacity magazines, IMHO, DO violate the Second Amendment. Is Supt. McCarthy a Constitutional Scholar now? I can agree with the background checks, as long as there is no waiting period (a simple allow/deny check via NICS is sufficient); as for mandatory sentencing, well, that implies the judges will comply. We've seen plenty of times where that doesn't happen.

    Enforce the 20,000-some laws already in existence, stop trying to enact more useless laws (which are wastes of time AND taxpayer money), address the ROOT of the problem (diminished family unit, mental health issues, etc), stiffen sentencing for law breakers, and stop infringing on the rights of law-abiding citizens. The Second Amendment is the ONLY Amendment with the caveat "shall not be infringed"; I wonder what made the Founders put that in there…….

    • Jose

      not being allowed to keep one's ammo is beyond what we even. you, sir, are in confusion. Sit down, think this through, and find a probable and senseful solution.

  • Lego

    Moved out of the state. Illinois is as backwards as you can get. Highest murder count in the country, that tells me something. Obviously strict gun laws are not the answer nor is adding more laws to the books. Chicago is a war zone and you can't fight a war by adding rules and laws. Take the bull by the horns and clean up your city.

  • woomera

    That is what he is saying. Not having to report your gun lost or stolen is what is causing so many guns to end up in gang bangers hands. They get straw buyers without a record to buy the gun. It worked in NYC and it can work here. Read up on it.

  • CantStandLiars

    McCarthy states:"If your car gets lost or stolen, you report that to police." Well, let me tell you that if my gun gets lost or stolen you can bet your bottom dollar I'm going to report that to the police because I don't want them coming back to me saying that i'm the one who used it in a crime, because I don't do crimes. (And anyone who can "lose" a gun is a MORON and they fall into the mentally handicapped category who shouldn't own a gun in the first place.) Also, how do we know that these guns they're displaying were confiscated from gang bangers? McCarthy and Rahm lie on a regular basis. I'll bet you 10 to 1 that at least half of theses guns on display were the ones handed in with the "guns for dollars" gun turn in program Chicago holds every year or so, and they're parading them out to try and bolster their lies. I Can't Stand Liars.

  • Reilly

    A person steals guns, (WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW), shoots and kills his own mother (WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW), transports these guns loaded (WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW), brings guns onto school property (WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW), breaks into the school (WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW), discharges the weapons within city limits (WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW), murders 26 people (WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW), and commits suicide (WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW).

    And there are people in this country that somehow think passing ANOTHER LAW
    banning guns would protect us from someone like this. If you haven’t noticed, people like this are not concerned about breaking laws – they only care about fulfilling their own twisted agenda.

    The only people that a gun ban law would impact are the LAW ABIDING CITIZENS, which will only serve to cripple the ability to protect ourselves………..

    Please someone correct me if I am wrong?????

  • MrCrabs

    Folks, think of this as "Neo McCarthyism". This man needs to be removed from office. That won't happen because he is the rubber stamp for the dictator and the stooge council (city and county). The arrogant bums believe that they should run all of Illinois and make honest citizens pay for the the very social problems they created. Can't we kick that city and county out of the state? They can raise their own taxes and stay completely out of everyone's business.