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.Yeah, he really is this stupid. Howabout this. I'll accept that technology when it becomes standard issue on all CPD firearms.
“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.
Oh, but he gets even stupider, showing that he positively failed his Early American History class in HS (or maybe he didn't w/ the condition of Chicago Public Schools):
Cochran said, “safety is … a much more important issue than is privacy.”Yep, give up your freedoms for the promise of illusionary 'safety'. Ben Franklin is spinning is his grave.
“It is extremely important that we look past this privacy issue, at this point, and understand how important it is for us to address the issue of safety,” he added.
And this useless measure would do absolutely nothing to prevent headlines like this:
It's people like Cochran that are the real danger to our society.
H/T to IL-Gunlobby