21 May 2008

Well, Well, Well . . . Apparently Not Everyone Is Equal In Chicago

"Alderman Richard Mell is a former hunter with an arsenal of weapons that reportedly features shotguns, rifles and pistols, including a Walther PPK of James Bond fame. But there's a problem.

"Mell forgot to re-register the weapons as required every year by the ordinance that he helped to pass as one of the City Council's most senior members.
So, what does an alderman do when he finds himself in violation of the law? He writes a new law. Mell has quietly introduced an ordinance that would reopen gun registration in Chicago and create a one-month amnesty for himself and other gun owners in the same predicament."

Hmmm . . . how convenient. If you or I lived in Chicago and were guilty of same, we'd be hung by our toes in Mayor Daley's judicial dungeon, and called every name you can imagine. There would be "no excuse" for "forgetting."

But then Alderman Mell is above it all. And he'll get away with it. Read the entire piece. He tried to "re-register" his firearms but the Chicago cops wouldn't budge. Did anything happen to him?

Over at SaysUncle, the word is that in the Windy City once you forget to register your firearms, you can never register them again. Simply put, Alderman Mell is breaking the law. ProteinWisdom refers to this little Peyton Place story as "The Chicago Way."

The bottom line: no one is doing anything about it.

Oh, did I mention that Mell's son-in-law is Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich?

Still believe that everyone's equal?

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