This Chicago Criminal attorney has posted here, here, and here about the City’s gun case. She can even empathize with the frustration and grave dismay of the mayor over the loss of Officer Wortham who was executed in an attempted robbery. But still, he seems at a loss of appropriate words, to say the least.
Mayor Richard Daley today said he regrets his choice of words in suggesting he'd put a rifle up a reporter's "butt," but hopes the attention over the incident spurs a wider discussion of the perils of firearms.
"Sure, I'll be sorry," said Daley, who added that the focus should not be on his contrition. "I'm not going to sing the song 'I'm Sorry' now, but sure, you can write it. But I hope I shocked you that you can write about now the gun manufacturers."
The mayor was addressing his remark at a Thursday news conference on the city's gun ban and what will happen if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the 1982 law. Asked by a reporter if the ban has been effective, given that so many people are shot in the city, Daley picked up a long rifle with a bayonet on the end from among dozens of seized weapons the Chicago Police Department displayed on a table.
"It's been very effective. If I put this up your butt, you'll find out how effective it is. Let me put a round up your, you know," said Daley, who chuckled during the remark.
Huh? Perhaps, this is why the Mayor is so adamant against handguns being lawful in the City, he’s fully aware of just how unhinged some folks become around weapons when made angry.