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"Maybe it will shock you into writing about the gun manufacturers"




    Mayor Daley defends his colorful gun-wielding histrionics, arguing that the media needs to cover gun manufacturers, not the mayor's reaction to gun-related deaths. (Published Friday, May 21, 2010)

    "Maybe it will shock you into writing about the gun manufacturers. That's what you need to do."

    That's Mayor Daley, speaking today at the Paulina Brown Line stop, regarding the colorful manner in which he described the efficacy of gun control laws to the Chicago Reader's Mick Dumke.

    Daley's Unusual Gun Metaphor

    [CHI] Daley's Unusual Gun Metaphor
    Mayor Daley makes an unusually intimate reference to the effects of Chicago's gun ban. (Published Thursday, May 20, 2010)

    The comment, tendered Thursday: "If I put this up your butt, you'll find out how effective it is. If you put a round up, you know, your person."

    Daley's lately been fulminating gainst the U.S. Supreme Court, which he expects to overturn Chicago’s ban on handguns in private homes.