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January 14, 2013 - 3:50 pm

As Chicago drowns in its own blood, Alderman Joe Moreno said that he’s “tired” of the debate about what infringes on the Second Amendment because “we already do.”  According to Rebel Pundit on Breitbart, he wrote today that:

 …Chicago Alderman Joe “Proco” Moreno argued in favor of an assault weapons ban with Fox Business’s Melissa Francis. After Francis suggested an assault weapons ban might not actually curb violence and that it leads down a slippery slope that infringes on the Second Amendment, Moreno dismissed the objection.

“I so, I get so tired of that trite saying,” he said. “That’s the problem. You say that why are we going to infringe on the second amendment? Well, we already do.”

As Rebel Pundit mentioned in his post, Moreno is the city official who used “aldermanic privilege” to stop Chick-fil-A’s expansion in the city.  This was during the fury over Chick-fil-A’s COO and President Dan Cathy, who articulated his pro-traditional marriage views in an interview. It was good for Moreno –  and the Chicago left – not only because they received national attention, but also because it proved that when it comes to choosing between fighting real crime or chicken sandwiches – the latter is always easier.  Nevertheless, Moreno has allowed Chick-fil-A to open up a store in his ward.

Chicago had an astronomical homicide rate in 2012, and it also has some of the most stringent anti-gun laws on the books.  Currently, the city’s 2013 homicide rate is exceeding last year’s in the first week.  The Huffington Post noted this development. However, I’m sure Mr. Moreno can sleep soundly knowing he (kinda) defeated chicken sandwiches, Chicago-style.

Matt Vespa is a web editor at Townhall.com and occasional writer for Hot Air, RedState, and Townhall Magazine.
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