Lieutenant John R. Andrews is not a loose cannon. Nor is he a guy in search of his fifteen minutes of fame. He's just a career cop who took a risk by posting his controversial essay on a personal blog.
What individual or group would try to stand in the way of legislation that would make it harder for convicted felons and other dangerous persons to obtain all sorts of dangerous weapons? The NRA bosses and their allies.
To effectively end Chicago's summer of blood, our overworked and undermanned police force must work from the premise that any lack of community cooperation is based on a valid fear that the many cannot be protected.