Brilliant: Jesse Jackson Asks Jail Inmates to Help End Gun Violence

Posted by on Dec 25, 2012 at 10:11 pm

How can it be nobody’s ever thought of this before? Let’s have hardcore criminals patrol the streets from inside prison walls. Sheer genius. And people call Wayne LaPierre the crazy one.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson advocated anti-violence and gun control Tuesday during his traditional Christmas Day sermon at the Cook County Jail, where he challenged inmates to help get weapons off the streets.

Um, Reverend, has it occurred to you these guys can’t really do much. You know, since they’re locked up.

Jackson has long been a supporter of gun control, including a ban on assault weapons. He called the deadly Dec. 14 shootings at a Connecticut elementary school a tipping point for the nation when it comes to gun control.

Of course his town has among the strongest so-called “gun control” laws on the planet, and they don’t seem to be helping. The obvious has always escaped the Reverend.

“We’ve all been grieving about the violence in Newtown, Connecticut, the last few days,” he said after addressing inmates at the jail. “Most of those here today … have either shot somebody or been shot. We’re recruiting them to help us stop the flow of guns … We need their awareness of the dangers of more guns and more drugs.”

Has it occurred to this moron there may be at least a fewer guns off the streets because these people he’s calling on for help aren’t out there? Yet people still listen to this moron.


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7 Responses to “Brilliant: Jesse Jackson Asks Jail Inmates to Help End Gun Violence”

  1. USAFmedicVet on 26/26/12 at 1:25 pm

    I actually like this idea. These men have experience associated with the consequences of using guns to solve problems. Perhaps that experience could translate into an alternative for some people.
    I’m not naive – a thug is a thug – but I do think incarcerated felons could have some influence in showing others the impact that using guns had on their lives. That has the potential to stop someone from making the same bad decisions

  2. @PurpAv on 26/26/12 at 2:20 pm

    but I do think incarcerated felons could have some influence in showing others the impact that using guns had on their lives

    Robbery victims give up their wallets quicker.

  3. sherlock on 26/26/12 at 2:43 pm

    I hope at least some of the audience had the common sense to point out to Rev. Jackson that they are already doing their part to reduce gun violence merely by being there! Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see more politicians begin active participation in this cause?

  4. Whatev on 26/26/12 at 9:28 pm

    If more guns were on the streets, in the hands of random anonymous civilized people, half of his audience would be 6 feet under, and not awaiting parole.

  5. Huginn on 26/26/12 at 10:20 pm

    I think this is genius. And (no sarcasm) will come to pass.

    As the ex-cons take guns off the streets, from licensed owners, and not so much stop, as divert the ‘flow’ from legal to illegal ownership. Yup, I expect Jesse’s Gang will make sure to be getting guns off the streets and into their hands as soon as possible.