Anti-Gun Priest’s Body Guard Arrested for Illegally Packing Heat


Recently, we discussed a report on anti-gunner David Hogg’s being flanked with what appeared to be armed bodyguards — it’s the same thing we see over and over: “You can’t have your guns, but man, I sure want them around me.”

Well, here we are again.

Father Michael Pfleger, a staunch anti-gunner and activist, just very publicly added his name to the hypocritical list when it was discovered that his body guard, Henry Hale, was packing a little heat of his own.

Oh, and he wasn’t carrying legally, like, at all.

Check out this report by the Chicago City Wire:

An armed security guard associated with staunch anti-gun and nationally known social activist, Father Michael Pfleger, was arrested on May 27 outside St. Sabina’s Roman Catholic Church on the South Side where Pfleger is a senior pastor. The Chicago Police (CPD) charged Henry Eugene Hale, 35, with possessing a firearm without a valid Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card. He was released on $150 bond.

A spokesperson for the CPD told Chicago City Wire that police officers approached Hale at the church, which is at 1200 W. 78th Place, when “they saw him holding a firearm.”

There’s two sides to this coin, of course:

First of all, if you’re going to be a security guard, know and obey laws pertaining to your flipping job. I mean, come on.

At the same time, however, the mere concept of a Firearm Owner ID card is ludicrous. It hurts a little to point out infractions of stuff like this, because the FOID is a terrible institution.

Pfleger very likely backs the FOID, however, which seems more than enough reason to me to expect his guard to follow the laws — or better yet, remain as armed as Pfleger wants to see all of us.

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Falkenberg is a veteran writer and active voice in the gun community. He is passionate about not only ensuring that American citizens know their rights, but why they have those rights and what a gift it is to be in a country that acknowledges their God-given freedoms. His standard concealed carry rig is a Tristar T-100 in 9mm settled comfortably in a Quick Click and Carry Holster made by JM4 Tactical.

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