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Alderman Suggests Requiring GPS Devices On All Guns

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CHICAGO (CBS) — A South Side alderman is asking for City Council hearings on an unorthodox gun control measure that would allow for GPS tracking of firearms.

WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports Ald. Willie Cochran (20th), a former police officer, has suggested that global positioning system chips be embedded in new guns, and retrofitted on existing firearms, so they could be located if they go missing.

“Just like if your car gets stolen, OnStar can tell you where your car is. If your gun gets stolen, and you report it, we should be able to find that gun,” he said.

Cochran has introduced a resolution asking the Committee on Public Safety to hold hearings to receive testimony on the matter. A Massachusetts state senator from Boston has been pushing a similar measure in that state.

Cochran acknowledged it might be expensive to install GPS chips on current and future firearms, but not as expensive as the cost of gun violence to society.

“Let’s measure what it costs in hospital costs, lost wages, deaths,” he said.



Lsut81
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A South Side alderman is asking for City Council hearings on an unorthodox gun control measure that would allow for GPS tracking of firearms.



These people really are fricking ignorant... And wtf is that going to do? Absolutely NOTHING.


jamboybarry
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And the idiocy keeps on marching along

Are they going to do a "buyback" deal where you bring your gun in to get chipped? Certainly people who intend to use guns in violent crimes will show up for their $50 wal-mart gift card


Lsut81
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Certainly people who intend to use guns in violent crimes will show up for their $50 wal-mart gift card


And certainly they will track all weapons 100% of the time and interject before a crime happens with that weapon


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McChowder
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I propose we install GPS chips on all currency collected by these clowns from tax payers so we can accurately track how our money is being used and wasted.


diat150
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someone with an idea as ignorant as this one should be fired immediately.


whatthe986
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How would they keep the battery charged for the GPS?


SmackoverHawg
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Wonder how he'd feel 'bout a handful of those chips shoved up his ass?


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long4life
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someone with an idea as ignorant as this one should be fired immediately.
apparently, intelligence is not a requisite for being an alderman in Chicago.


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Mike da Tigah
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These people really are fricking ignorant... And wtf is that going to do? Absolutely NOTHING.


The message is clear. Liberals were never really concerned about the Patriot act, or privacy in general when they got on Bush's arse for it. They were just mad that they hadn't came up with the idea, and again, that they weren't in power. Well, now that they are, they're taking the ball and running with it.


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50Mullets
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How will this help? I thought there were no guns in Chicago.


mmcgrath
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someone with an idea as ignorant as this one should be fired immediately
Dude, it's an idea. The guy probably has taken the school shootings to heart as well as having seen kids in his city get killed by guns. He is desperate.

But yes, let's please shoot down any idea as quickly as they come up.


Diamondawg
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This whole thing has gone beyond outrageous!


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manwich
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File Photo Of Glock Handgun. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)



coincidence?

i think not


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beaverfever
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flawless plan as far as I can tell.


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TOPAL
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Using emotion not his brain; you said it.


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HempHead
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But yes, let's please shoot down any idea as quickly as they come up.


It's not just 'any idea' - this is absurd. Sure, they guy may be sincere, but he's sincerely stupid.


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CptBengal
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How will this help? I thought there were no guns in Chicago.




in internet terms, this is a BOOM.


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