From Beverly Review:
Rugai said she supports the ordinance because it eliminates gun shops, and emergency responders and police will know when they are entering a home where there is a handgun that has been legally registered.
“I’m glad gun shops will be prohibited in the city out of fear of the thought that they could be burglarized and more guns put on the streets, but we know there are still a number of [gun shops outside] the city,” Rugai said. “I also like the fact that the first responders will have knowledge before they go to a home that there is a gun registered at that residence.”
Quit being part of the problem Ginger, and start being part of the solution. You and your ilk are causing innocents to get hurt by the marauding evil in this city. If this was such great legislation, then why didn't you implement this 20 years ago? Are you so far up Daley's ass that you don't know what is right and wrong anymore.
This legislation did not create some new anti gun shop ordinance. That was already there. Do you think we are too dumb to realize that? And when the city is bleeding funds left and right (especially left), you eliminate a new source of revenue and jobs in the city by immediately eliminating a source of tax income, gun shops. The city could have double dipped. Tax the gun sales and then get the registration fee. What a windfall. Instead, some short sighted, power hungry government would rather keep the claws of power in their citizens instead of trusting them to do the right thing on their own.
Also, do you truly believe that the police did not already assume that there was a gun in a house when then enter? Any safe and good police officer would already be entering any residence with caution prior to any call. Reason: Because the gun ordinance before did such a bang up job that all of the guns were removed from the street and police had nothing to worry about, like getting shot....NOT!!! There should have always been and should always be an assumption of danger when walking into a residence, gun laws or no gun laws.
Where is this gun registration going to be posted? You know, when a first responder like a police officer has a priority 1A domestic call where someone is being injured. Are the dispatchers going to have instant access to that gun registration list to inform a police officer? Is that officer going to take the 10-20 minutes to look up said registration list? Or is that registration list going to be under some bureaucratic red tape, time consuming phone call that would take a half a tour of duty to access.
It is time to stop taking these politicians quotes at face value and truly start analyzing them for the truth (or lies) that are in them. Everything in Rugai's statements is a bunch of BS that has absolutely no application in the real world. Trust yourself and your neighbor, don't trust the politician. Protect yourself Mt. Greenwood, no one else is.