Chicago Mayor Daley: Gun “up your butt” would prove ban works.

Chicago's ban on handguns is facing a serious challenge in…

Chicago’s ban on handguns is facing a serious challenge in the U.S. Supreme Court, and when a reporter asked if the ban is working, Mayor Richard M. Daley didn’t mince any words.

Chicago Reader reporter Mick Dumke asked whether the ban is effective, given the amount of gun violence that continues to plague the city.

“It’s been very effective,” Mayor Daley replied at the City Hall news conference Thursday, smiling as he walked away from the podium and picked up a long rifle from a table of confiscated weapons. “If I put this up your butt, you’ll find out how effective it is. Let me put a round up your, you know.”

Daley said without the gun ban, people would be in danger from people with weapons such as the one he picked up. But since such weapons can be confiscated, lives have been saved, he said.

“For a moment the room was very, very quiet. I took a good look at the weapon. It had a long bayonet. (Was it seized during the Civil War?),” Dumke recounted in his blog on the Reader’s Web site. But soon afterward, “The photographers snapped away. Suddenly everybody started cracking up.”

Asked about the mayor’s comment, Daley Press Secretary Jacquelyn Heard called her boss’ words “less than ideal.”

Mayor Daley says he is hopeful that the city will prevail in the pending case McDonald v. Chicago, which challenges the city’s 28-year-old handgun ban on Second Amendment grounds. But if the city does not prevail, the mayor is calling for new ordinances to regulate guns.

Source: CBS Chicago

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  • Rick

    Chicago took another step backwards with the election of Rahm Emmanuel. What in the hell is wrong with people there? Undoubedtly, they read no news, have no computers or TV and all must be illiterate. They just elected the most foul- mouthed, Obama-lovin’ individual they could find.
    Guess I just answered my own question!

  • BORGIE

    EVERYWHERE YOU HAVE A DEMOCRAT MAYOR AND ESPECIALLY A BLACK ONE, YOU WILL FIND GROSS CORRUPTION AND THEIR CITY IN FINANCIAL CHAOS, ALONG WITH MURDERS EVERY NIGHT AND DAY.

    MAYOR DALY IS ABOUT THE SAME AS ANY OTHER DICTATOR THAT RULES BY FORCE AND NOT THE RULE OF LAW.

    THANK GOD I MOVED OUT OF CHICAGO YEARS AGO. STUPID, CORRUPT ILLINOIS WILL NEVER GET CCW FOR THEIR PEOPLE TO DEFEND THEMSELVES. I DON’T THINK THEY DO ANYTHING ABOUT THE KILLINGS, AS THE BLACK DRUGGIES ARE ELIMINATING THEMSELVES. IT IS LIKE DELAYED BIRTH CONTROL – DELAYED ABOUT 20-SOME YEARS.

    FOR THOSE THAT CAN AFFORD IT, THEY HAVE ALREADY LEFT CHICAGO – NO ONE WANTS TO LIVE IN A SEWER.

  • Otto

    Someone should stick the constitution up this Mayor’s butt given that he can’t get it through his head. He will have to eat those words once the Supreme Court makes its ruling next month!

  • good call RJI,chicago has been that way since the days of capone.if the people think that chicago is a safer place for the lack of handguns they are
    all victims of the same corrupt goverment that enabled the gangs to destroy their lives for the last 170 years.the olny thing thats changed is the local goverment is the new mob in chicago!
    and the gangs are what they use to scare the public into handing over their every basic civil and amendment right in exchange for false sense of
    security.

  • God gave us the right to self defense. Guns are the tools required for self defense. Dailey nor any other government entity has the authority to deprive the soverign citizen of this right. The Second Amendment is not about duck hunting it is about self defense and protection from the Tyranny of the State. Mayor Dailey is a Tyrant.
    Chicago is a chaotic murderous place because the law abiding citizen is unarmed and easy prey for the miscreants and scum of Chicago.