So the Supreme Court will soon decide the fate of Chicago Mayor Daley’s hand gun ban. A similar anti-handgun law has already been struck down in Washington D.C., so it is fairly certain that Chicago’s three-decade old ban will be struck down as well. All of this confirms the idiocy and sheer illegality of Daley’s much vaunted (but utterly ineffective) firearms control fiasco.
Does Mayor Daley really think that shootings have been curtailed because he passed a handgun ban? This ban has had no (I repeat no) effect on the horrible violence that repeatedly plays out on the streets of Chicago.
Need proof? Take a look at this:
This is from this year. Heck, this is from last month!
This is common sense, people. If you ban handguns, then only the criminals will have them. Perhaps if more of the “bad guys” think that some of the “good guys” have weapons, those thugs might think twice about assaulting a fellow citizen. If everyone had the right to a handgun, maybe this might not have happened: