Chicago Loses Another Ridiculous Gun Law

by dave on January 11, 2014

This week Chicago lost another round of court challenges, as the city continues to try to remove the rights of citizens to protect themselves and families in the face of out of control crime.

chicago mayorMayor Rahm Emanuel looked somber as he admitted his support for removing the right for legal citizens to buy handguns and restrictions prohibiting gun shops from operating within the city was struck down by a Federal appeals court as violating the 2nd amendment.  

While Emanuel continues to lead the way trying to remove the rights of citizens and attempts to create the most totalitarian city in the country in terms of government controls and blatant restrictions on citizens (restricting or removing the right to conceal carry, attempts to ban handgun sales), city officials and administrators have faced repeated failures in court.  

Meanwhile, it's interesting that other cities and officials are noting that cities with the highest rates of violent crime (including gun crime) are also cities which have the most restrictive gun laws.  Areas with more open and less restrictive "shall issue" gun laws meanwhile on average boast notably lower rates of crime.  Perhaps it's time for officials to understand that criminals don't care about the laws they are enacting to try to make themselves feel better — the ones who are impacted are the very citizens who might otherwise 'choose' to exercise their constitutional right to protect themselves and their family.  

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