Did you know that he was in office when the Chicago handgun ban was in full effect but the aldermen who voted it in EXEMPTED themselves??? TYPICAL Democrat freedom-hating scumbags.
Maybe he and Blagosumbatch can become prison butt-buddies.
What is it about IL politicians? Are they really more corrupt or just not sneaky as others? Not so many "resign" it seems as are lead off in handcuffs?
So......for them to come down on Burke like this means that he must have p*ssed in someone's Wheaties, and that would be someone with A LOT of clout. It'll be interesting to see where this all goes.
The former US Rep for the Chicago area, Dan Rostenkowski, who served for 36 years, went to prison for mail fraud (that's why the Federal prison has an exclusive "Chicago Wing"), had a saying about the culture of corruption and stepping out of bounds in Chicago/Cook County.........
"Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered". Looks like Burke is heading for the kill pen!
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He's what "She-Ca-Ga" stands for!
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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - January 10, 2019
Executive Directors Message
Long-time Chicago Alderman, Edward Burke, has been charged with corruption by the United States Attorney’s Office after an FBI investigation. Burke has been an Alderman for 50 years, taking the position after his father died in 1968. No one has to slip two nitroglycerin tablets under their tongue when they hear a Chicago Alderman has been charged with corruption. The fun part of this situation is that for gun owners, it is a little retribution for what Burke and former Mayor Jane Byrne did to gun owners in the 1980s. If you owned handguns or long guns, each one had to be registered each year. It was a loathsome process that took three months, was expensive, and if anything went wrong and the time period was not met, the gun could never be registered in the city ever again - even if it was the city’s fault. This actually also applied to muzzle loading firearms. Every person needed to take a handgun safety course even if they were registering a muzzle loader. The Chicago handgun registration scheme was wiped out when we passed the Concealed Carry Act in 2013.
When Burke’s office was raided, the FBI found 23 firearms in his office and more at his homes. Burke has to dispose of them but that isn’t the point. Burke’s hypocrisy and the hypocrisy of the entire anti-gun left is spotlighted by this incident. This is elitism at its finest. Not only do I hope they throw the book at Alderman Burke but the entire library as well. Alderman Burke’s wife, Anne Burke, is a Justice on the Illinois Supreme Court.
Laavion Goings Jr. was quite familiar to the Chicago Police Department. He had been arrested along with his father, a habitual criminal, on drug charges. Goings had been out of jail two months when he tried to hold up a woman on the street in Chicago on Monday. The woman had a concealed carry permit and fired at Goings before he could use his illegally obtained and possessed gun. Goings was hit in the chest and died Tuesday morning. Goings had previously assaulted a police officer but those charges were dropped. This guy should have never been out of jail. This time he got dropped before the “soft on crime system” could drop the charges. Good.
As expected, Senate President John Cullerton removed his motion to reconsider SB337, the gun dealer licensing bill. This is a draconian dealer licensing bill which will drive many small dealers out of business. The Senate now has 30 calendar days to certify the bill and send it to the Governor. Governor Rauner will veto this bill if he gets a chance but he won’t get the chance. It will land on newly elected Governor Prtizker’s desk and he will sign the bill. This means SB337 will be signed by a Governor who was not in office when the bill was passed; the idea of sine die is in danger in the Illinois Constitution. This could be a problem in the future. If this smells like a beach full of rotting fish to you, you are not alone.
Fighting for gun owners’ rights in a state like Illinois is tough enough but it gets geometrically tougher when you have to fight an irredeemably corrupt place like Chicago. This is why gun owners have to unite and stay united. Join the Illinois State Rifle Association today. Whatever the outcome of this shenanigan, the ISRA will fight on.