26 Jun '11, 6am

Gun Laws Are “Government-Sponsored Racism,” Says Chicago’s Police Superintendant | Care2 Causes

Gun Laws Are “Government-Sponsored Racism,” Says Chicago’s Police Superintendant | Care2 Causes

Chicago’s new police superintendant, Garry McCarthy, made remarks that angered gun rights advocates earlier this month, when he referred to federal gun laws as “government-sponsored racism.” He was speaking at St. Sabrina, a liberal black church on Chicago’s South Side, in a neighborhood that has struggled with gun violence for years. The pastor is passionately in favor of limiting gun rights. So it’s clear that McCarthy was preaching to the choir when he said: “So here’s what I want to tell you. See, let’s see if we can make a connection here. Slavery. Segregation. Black codes. Jim Crow. What did they all have in common? Anybody getting scared? Government sponsored racism. I told you I wasn’t afraid [of race]. I told you I wasn’t afraid. “Now I want you to connect one more dot on that chain of the African American history in this country, and tell me if I’m crazy: Federal...

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