Barry Hirsh | Chicago Reader

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Re: “Let Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell write what she thinks about rape

"Conversations change minds. Censorship doesn't." - Do tell? (File under, "Things pinkos know but willfully ignore")

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Posted by Barry Hirsh on 09/19/2015 at 1:10 PM

Re: “What if the next Jade Helm 15 happens here? A state guard for Illinois

Cute, but a tad idiotic.

As a matter of construction, the amendment can generically be stated, "Because of THAT, we are guaranteeing THIS."

The prefatory clause merely announces the reason the guarantee is being enumerated. It neither creates the right nor places any conditions upon it. The right is pre-existing and of the people, independent of any government sanction. The reason they sought to guarantee it in writing is to have an armed populace from which to draw a militia in times of emergency.

Nice try, but I hope you don't smoke cigars....

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Posted by Barry Hirsh on 05/14/2015 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Veteran state rep: Mayor Emanuel has failed us and police chief McCarthy must go

Rep. Dunkin, the level of shooting trauma victims will only decline after the ratio shifts from real victims to gutshot criminals, which will only happen if more and more of your constituency arm themselves. What will happen is the percentage of shootings that are justifiable compared to those that are criminal will increase, then the overall number will decline. This has happened everywhere concealed carry has been legalized, without exception, according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports.

For some sage advice, I suggest you give Detroit Police Chief James Craig a call. It would do much to dissolve your urban illusion that more stringent gun laws equals less crime. He figured it out all on his own, and I might point out, he is NOT a political conservative - he is an L.A.-bred urban apparatchik; an atypically honest one.

If he can "get it", so can you.

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Posted by Barry Hirsh on 04/27/2014 at 3:18 PM

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