Off-duty cop's gun stolen in South Side hold-up
An off-duty Chicago police officer was robbed of his service weapon at gunpoint on the South Side, officials said.Wow. Just wow. How incredibly freakin' stupid do you have to be to steal a cop's gun? I mean, this goes beyond run-of-the-mill stupid into an entirely new realm of dumb. First off, how hard are the cops going to look for your stupid ass? You assaulted one of their own, took his personal property *and* his duty gun. They are coming after you, hard, and they are not going to stop until you are sitting in the back of a cruiser, most likely with a bunch of fresh new lumps for resisting arrest.
The officer was sitting in the driver’s seat of his car about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, near 91st Street and Martin Luther King Drive, when two men approached on each side of the car, police said.
Secondly, welcome to the world of Federal crimes! Even if by some miracle you're not a prohibited person already, it's highly likely that you will be captured close enough to a school zone or courthouse for a Federal charge to stick - and those start at 10 years, and you won't be down the street from your family. At the *very* least, assuming that you are squeaky clean and aren't already a prohibited person, you've committed a whole raft of felonies for which a judge will most likely sentence consecutive - not concurrent - jail terms. No FOID? Prison time. High capacity magazine in Chicago? Prison time. Lather, rinse, repeat.
And, lastly... So, down the road, we somehow miraculously manage to outlaw all legal ownership of firearms. Does anyone think that this story would NOT get repeated over and over? Criminals will still have guns. No matter how much we wish that we could legislate that away, it ain't gonna happen. They'll steal the guns, they'll use the guns they already have illegally to take guns away from cops, or they'll just wait for a cop to leave his gun in the bathroom. Bad guys are going to have guns and get more. Even if they have to risk a savage beat-down in the process.
And, really, someone dumb enough to mug a cop for his gun deserves every lump he receives in the process...
That is all.