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Black Illinois State Representative Ken Hunter Says Chicago has tried to keep guns from the black
Gun Watch ^ | 3 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 02/02/2013 7:48:13 PM PST by marktwain

In a candid and honest response to a question at a town hall on February 2nd, 2013, Representative Hunter says that because the Black community has more crime than White communities, they have been historically kept from having guns. Representative Hunter must be given credit for not being sure that the approach has worked. Here is a transcript of that portion of the video.

Chicago Town Hall, 3rd Legislative District:

At 1:38:35 to 1:39:40, State Representative Ken Duncan, when asked why do 49 states have concealed carry legislation and we don't, says:

" The City of Chicago, Historically their opposition toward concealed and carry has been significant, keep in mind the lion's share of the bulk of us represent this metropolitan area, and keep in mind the lion's share of the abject poverty and crime, even though in every state in the Union, there are more poor whites on public welfare, in every state, the crime, the concentration of crime, and again, the abject poverty exists, exists exclusively and criminally in our community.

And so this city has sought to kind a play a regulatory role for reducing the activity of guns trafficking in the city. Has it worked? But that, to answer your question, and the Speaker of our house as you know, like most of us know, that if it hit the house floor, it would pass."

Video of town hall link

Clearly, the old approach of keeping poor black folks from having legal guns has failed. Perhaps it is time to try a new approach, of allowing responsible, honest black people to have guns to defend themselves from the predators in their community. It has worked where it has been tried.

Dean Weingarten


TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; blacks; bluezones; chicago; guncontrol; il; illinois; kenduncan; rahm; secondamendment; urban
The citizens clearly want concealed carry. Even the anti-gun state Representative Ken Hunter seems to be half accepting of it.
1 posted on 02/02/2013 7:48:17 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Law abiding blacks live in the rough neighborhoods, will know who is the good guys and who are the bad guys. The black criminal commits 90 percent of the crime against blacks. Arming law abiding blacks will be a kill zone for black criminals who are not used to having their victims armed.


2 posted on 02/02/2013 7:54:15 PM PST by Fee
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To: marktwain

blacks are doing the most shooting in chicago. they seem to have guns.


3 posted on 02/02/2013 8:01:33 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: marktwain

Judging strictly by crimes committed using firearms, it would seem like blacks have plenty of guns. Is there any instance of a black person being refused the sale of a firearm when they are legally allowed to own one? Go forth, and buy guns.


4 posted on 02/02/2013 8:06:39 PM PST by pallis
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To: marktwain

All good guys should be allowed to own guns. Especially in a high crime neighborhood.


5 posted on 02/02/2013 8:09:03 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: marktwain

The predators in the black community are the politicians that use thugs to turn out the vote by intimidating their terrified constituents.


6 posted on 02/02/2013 8:14:34 PM PST by infool7 (The ugly truth is just a big lie.)
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To: marktwain
poor black folks from having legal guns has failed

POOR black /white folks con't afford a gun.

I am by no means poor, but I don't have $300.00 to lay out for a handgun to lay on my bedtable forever.

7 posted on 02/02/2013 8:22:22 PM PST by terycarl
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To: marktwain

That was the purpose to begin with. The KKK dems hated blacks having firearms.


8 posted on 02/02/2013 8:24:21 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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sfl


9 posted on 02/02/2013 8:29:51 PM PST by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: marktwain



FEED THE FIRE



10 posted on 02/02/2013 8:33:10 PM PST by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: marktwain
Representative Hunter says that because the Black community has more crime than White communities, they have been historically kept from having guns.

He's got it backwards. Because the Black community has been historically kept from having guns, they have more crime than White communities.

11 posted on 02/02/2013 8:38:14 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Lady Jag

Gun control just may be racist.

Blacks are killed by handguns.

Politicians want to get rid of assault rifles, not handguns.

Sounds racist to me.


12 posted on 02/02/2013 8:40:10 PM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Law-abiding citizens should have the ability to defend themselves, regardless.


13 posted on 02/02/2013 8:40:28 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: ladyjane

Yes! You see the broad meaning of it.


14 posted on 02/02/2013 8:48:10 PM PST by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: marktwain

This is good news. We deplore inner city crime and dependency and this would be a crack in the machine. Freedom under the 2d amendment is for all of us.


15 posted on 02/02/2013 9:12:43 PM PST by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: marktwain
The only way to have civility is to increase the risk of incivility. Give the law-abiding citizens in these black communities more guns. That increases the risk for those criminal gutter snipes to engage in uncivil behavior like taking shots at innocent bank tellers or innocent people on the sidewalk. Why engage in risky behavior that elicits a reaction causing hot lead to enter your heart? Fear of the hot lead makes gutter snipes into choir boys.
16 posted on 02/02/2013 9:43:07 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: One Name

my point was that his point isn’t really true if you look who’s actually carrying and shooting guns in chicago.


17 posted on 02/02/2013 9:46:08 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: ladyjane

gun control today is classist, class warfare.

the rich have security and get exemptions to carry.

they want all the peons disarmed. no matter what your background is.


18 posted on 02/02/2013 9:48:59 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Agreed, but I suspect that the law-abiding citizens don’t care what color their oppressors are.


19 posted on 02/02/2013 10:03:27 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: marktwain

(shrug)
Sure, I’m okay with laws that ban black Democrats from owning any guns at all.
It’s exactly what they deserve.


20 posted on 02/02/2013 10:12:05 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: terycarl

Just in case you ever decide to get a Pistol, you can buy a Hi Point 9MM for around $149.

You can even get a Hi Point .40 or .45 for under $250.

They are a bit heavy, but they shoot well and have a lifetime warranty.


21 posted on 02/02/2013 10:54:24 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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To: Lancey Howard; onyx
I’m okay with laws that ban black Democrats from owning any guns at all.

This image, which I'm "borrowing" from onyx really states the case in stark, visual terms:


22 posted on 02/02/2013 10:54:34 PM PST by re_nortex
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To: re_nortex

That is one of the coolest side-by-side graphics I ever saw.
Thanks for that.

Bookmarked!


23 posted on 02/02/2013 11:32:02 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: One Name

amen to that. but i’d say it’s a fair bet that there’s more blacks in chicago with guns than anyone else. the dude’s argument falls apart.

it ain’t a race thing. it’s a class/elitist thing. it’s the elite vs all the rest of the peons. the elite have armed security and get exemptions to carry, but they don’t want any of the rest of the lower citizenry to be able to defend themselves.


24 posted on 02/02/2013 11:34:30 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Lancey Howard
Lancey:

I've since stumbled across that same image that's a tad bit sharper. This ought to be publicized far and wide. If the lamestream media had any sense at all, it would be on the front page of every newspaper in America:


25 posted on 02/02/2013 11:40:16 PM PST by re_nortex
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To: re_nortex
If the lamestream media had any sense at all, it would be on the front page of every newspaper in America:

I think you mean, "If the lamestream media had any integrity". It does not. The entirety of their purpose is to help their Democrat party send America down the toilet. It is what they are.

The Democrat "mainstream" newsrooms got the way they are for a reason - - people who are bitter malcontents by nature gravitate toward socialism and its primary tool, "the news". This is why the Democrat "mainstream" newsrooms are populated by liberals. The old saying, "Misery loves company," is at play here. The fact is, liberals by nature are incapable of true happiness and selfishly want everybody to be as humorless and miserable as they are. Equally so.

26 posted on 02/02/2013 11:59:28 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Hoodat

“He’s got it backwards. Because the Black community has been historically kept from having guns, they have more crime than White communities.”

I would narrow it even further. Because the Black community has been historically kept from having *legal* guns, they have more crime than White Communities.

I think that John Lott said that inner city urban black women benefited most from being able to carry concealed and legally.


27 posted on 02/03/2013 3:59:28 AM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: re_nortex

your graphic puts Chicago in the low violence catagory


28 posted on 02/03/2013 5:11:29 PM PST by terycarl
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