Guard of Honor


The Second Amendment Foundation notes that Chicago Alderman Arenda Troutman has arranged for a 24-hour police guard at her home, which was burglarized twice in the last three months. Regarding whether she deserves such special treatment in a city where her fellow citizens not only do not get their own personal cops but are not even allowed to own guns for self-protection, she told the Chicago Sun-Times: "Deserve it? Damn right. I should receive the protection I am receiving. I am an elected official."

As the SAF notes, it's elected officials like Troutman who are responsible for disarming the city's residents, leaving them vulnerable to burglars and other criminals. "In a gun-free gulag like Chicago," says SAF founder Alan Gottlieb, "everyone should have around-the-clock personal police protection."