It’s good to be the king, or a Sheriff in Cook County, authority figures can get a gun anytime.
Sheriff Dart Now Carrying Gun, After Death Threats
December 25, 2013 12:28 PM
(CBS) – It is not unusual for a sheriff to be carrying a gun. In fact, it would be expected in some places.
But when Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart recently started carrying one on his belt, it was a bit unusual. So WBBM’s Mike Krauser asked him about it.
Dart – a former state lawmaker known for policy as much as anything else — said he’s been getting some unwanted attention, unfortunately.
The sheriff has had his life threatened.
“It’s been impressed upon me that I have five little kids, and I need to be around a bit,” Dart says. “So, I can’t just cavalierly just blow everything off.”
“It’s a little bit of a wake-up call, unfortunately,” he added. “I have no delusions of my abilities.”
The gun goes with the job, he says.
The gun goes with ANY job, Sheriff. If you’re a kindergarten teacher, a cook, a waiter, a lawyer, a judge, a plumber, a sex worker or a construction worker going down a manhole, it’s your RIGHT to keep and bear arms.
Too bad other Chicagoans can’t get a gun as easily as you can. Too bad they have to worry about gun-free zones and gun-free workplaces. I guess Sheriff Dart is a Big Shot, if his sacred and ultra-special life is threatened, gun control be dammed, let the man carry a gun.
I support you, Mr. Dart, I hope you support the rest of us by joining the NRA. Otherwise, get rid of that gun.