Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Chicago Pulls Retired Cops Carry License

Apparently the city of Chicago, festering sore of crime in Illinois, has decided to no longer allow retired police officers to carry firearms.

Retired Chicago Police officers will be getting letters in the mail soon saying the city won't certify them to carry guns -- a move that angers the head of the local Fraternal Order of Police.

Congress passed the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 to allow retired and off-duty officers across the country to carry concealed weapons.

But the city is worried about the liability of allowing retired cops to carry guns when they haven't gone through refresher training or undergone mental and physical fitness evaluations. The city also is concerned about the lack of a national database of retired officers authorized to carry guns.

Link. Hat tip to Alphecca

Not even those that served the powers that be in Chicago until retirement are now being trusted with firearms. This is very amusing to me since Chicago requiresits police force to actually live within the city limits.

Just another sign that big city liberal governments hold themselves above any citizens.

Perhaps now the police force in Chicago will understand that they too are "civilians" and no different from average joe seeking protection for his or her family and property.

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