Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy has said “I don’t care if they’re licensed legal firearms, people who are not highly trained… putting guns in their hands is a recipe for disaster. So I’ll train our officers that there is a concealed carry law, but when somebody turns with a firearm in their hand the officer does not have an obligation to wait to get shot to return fire and we’re going to have tragedies as a result of that. I’m telling you right up front.” Make Garry McCarthy train his Officers how to interact with law-abiding gun owners. Illinois will have concealed carry in 2013. We must make sure that the law-abiding gun owners are safe when dealing with Chicago Police. Garry McCarthy has said that "firearm owners who lobby their representatives, or who donate money to political campaigns, for pro-Second Amendment issues are guilty of corruption and of endangering public safety." Will law-abiding gun owners be gunned down by Chicago Police Officers? What is Garry McCarthy's message to his Officers? Police Officers in Illinois already receive training in human relations, cultural diversity, including racial and ethnic sensitivity. Chicago Police will obviously need sensitivity training for dealing with citizens who are carrying a firearm for self defense.
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