War Museums Can’t Display Guns In Chicago


In Chicago, only cops and criminals are allowed to own guns. Even museums in the city are barred from displaying guns of historical significance, according to a local official seeking a change in ordinance.

Edward Burke, an alderman in the Windy City, introduced an ordinance during a City Council meeting Wednesday that would allow Chicago museums to display unloaded firearms for historical purposes.

In a statement, Burke said that he was surprised to learn that museums such as the Pritzker Military Library on Michigan Avenue cannot display a Walther PP firearm donated by a U.S. Army officer who served in World War II.

“Chicago is home to several world-class museums,” Burke said. “And it has come to my attention that such an exemption is reasonably warranted to allow such institutions to display unloaded firearms that often accompany uniforms and other historical artifacts.”

Burke’s proposal would allow the display of display “curios and relics” if the council approves it.

Meanwhile, more than 400 gun deaths have occurred in Chicago this year despite its tough gun-control laws. Residents of the city are required to undergo multiple background checks, take a training class, get a State firearm owner’s identification (FOID) card and apply for a firearm permit with the police just to keep a gun in their homes.

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  • dan

    Next they can ban pop-tarts and pencils….

    • mort_f

      Be very careful how you point your finger. Some children have been suspended from school for just that. You are next. But you will be referred to a FEMA ‘camp’ for re-indoctrination.

      • rivahmitch

        Those unwilling to kill and die to defend and preserve their rights and freedoms will surely lose them and deservedly so. Semper Fi!

  • BTeboe

    But it’s not the people who live by the rules who are killing off other people. Chicago needs to wake up and smell the coffee. As long as guns remain illegal, there will be more deaths and violence.

    • JimH

      So you don’t believe the over 400 murders would have been 800, had museums in Chicago had displayed their guns?(me either)

  • rivahmitch

    How ridiculous… Leave the ordinance as it is. Perhaps the Chicago voters are so stupid that they’ll believe that Hitler and Tojo (among others) were defeated without using guns and will all march cheerfully into the ovens when their “leaders” ask. They elected them and deserve it.

    • JimH

      Hi rivamitch, The Chicago Dem Machine elects the officials. If the voters don’t vote their way they enlist the cemetery voters. It isn’t always the living, eligible voters fault in that city. It also reaches into the state. Our Governor wouldn’t be in office if the cemetery hadn’t pulled him over the top.

  • Jake Thomas

    Only the best and brightest to run the corporations and only the stupidest, ignorant ones to run the city, state and federal governments.

  • FreedomFighter

    I assume those Chicago left wing lunatics think war was a fight with sticks, but we all know it was not…what’s funny is…
    Gun violence is decreasing significantly in places where MORE GUNS ARE BEING OBTAINED by law abiding citizens and RESTRICTED GUN AREAS LIKE CHICAGO INCREASING VIOLANCE is happening
    Laus DeoSemper FI

  • Guest

    Cops are the criminals these days I’d rather deal with a gang member any day.

  • JimH

    Why wouldn’t Chicago want to show off Al Capones Tommygun?
    I’d go see it.

  • Don 2

    Gun Control Made the Holocaust Possible – No More Nazi Gun Control Laws in America
    Nazi Gun Control Laws – 11Nov1938