Posted January 4, 2019 9:30 am by Comments

By Tom Knighton

Anti-gunners often describe pro-gun politicians as being “bought” by the NRA. The argument implies they’re being bribed into support for our Second Amendment rights. They can’t comprehend that someone might genuinely believe in the right to keep and bear arms.

Or, and it’s just a theory, it’s a grade “A” case of projection on their part.

After all, we have yet another anti-gun politician being brought up on charges of corruption.

One of the most powerful and longest-serving City Council members in Chicago history appeared in federal court Thursday on a charge that he tried to shake down a major fast-food restaurant chain seeking city remodeling permits.

Alderman Ed Burke, 75, is charged with one count of attempted extortion for conveying to company executives in 2017 that they’d get the permits only if they signed on as clients at Burke’s private property-tax law firm in Chicago, a 37-page complaint unsealed on Thursday says.

For many Chicagoans suspicious of dealings behind closed doors at City Hall, Burke has personified the city’s machine politics for decades. Dozens of aldermen have entered U.S. District court on corruption charges, but Burke seemed too powerful, too wealthy and too savvy to land himself in the kind of …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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