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Irate with a reporter's question on the effectiveness of the city's handgun ban, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley offered to give a first-hand lesson following the shooting of an off-duty police officer.
"Oh, it's been very effective," Daley said, according to MyFoxChicago.com. "If I put this up your butt, you'll find out how effective it is. If I put a round up your … you'll know."
Daley, whose comments came at a news conference on Thursday previously scheduled to discuss the city's ban and a pending U.S. Supreme Court lawsuit challenging the law, became testy when a reporter questioned the ban's effectiveness as the mayor held a rifle confiscated from city streets.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Rabidly anti-gun mayor just threaten to pop a cap in a reporters ass?
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Originally posted by marg6043
OK, wait a moment people, if this man is so bad how he got elected? I mean I know we as voters mean nothing anymore, but how did he got elected if people doesn't like him at all.
Daley sorry about off-color gun comment
CHICAGO Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says he's sorry he suggested he'd put a rifle up the "butt" of a reporter who'd asked him about the effectiveness of the city's handgun ban.
Daley said Friday while he regrets his exact words, he hopes his comments will get people thinking about the dangers of guns.
Mayor Daley Regrets Gun 'Up Your Butt' Remark, Reporter Fires Back (VIDEO)
Mayor Daley's strange and colorful response to a reporter's question about Chicago's handgun ban on Thursday drew national attention. Probably because he said people would understand how effective the city's gun ban is if he were to put a gun up the reporter's rear end.
While discussing the upcoming Supreme Court ruling over the legality of Chicago's handgun ban, Daley told reporters Thursday that he hoped the justices will decide to uphold the ban.
Then, Chicago Reader reporter Mick Dumke raised the question: if the handgun ban is so valuable, why is the city is suffering from an epidemic of gun violence?