For anyone looking for a reason as to why Chicagoans are shooting each other more often, how about this one: it’s now legal to own a handgun here.
So, let me get this straight. People are going through the hoops to get a FOID card, background check, purchasing a firearm that can be traced back to them, just to go shoot people? What explains the high murder rate before Chicagoan could legally own a firearm? Dumbass!
The Supreme Court issued its McDonald v. Chicago decision, which held that local governments do not have the right to write their own gun control laws, in 2010. The decision overturned the city’s handgun ban, and the police department began issuing permits later that year.
No, dumbass, the McDonald decision was that the Second Amendment applied to the states, through the Fourteenth Amendment. Furthermore, it wasn't about gun control, it was about gun bans.
Neither does the Supreme Court, which interprets the Constitution without considering the real-world consequences of its decisions.
I see, it's the SCOTUS that let's the criminals get the guns.
The gun lobby’s solution to the misuse of guns -- laws prohibiting criminals from owning firearms -- does not work.
And it's about time you anti-rights zealots realize that prohibitive laws only punish the law breaker and don't actually prevent unlawful activity.
First of all, it only takes effect after someone commits a crime with a gun. Second of all, most “illegal guns” are guns that were legally issued, then stolen.
I didn't realize that the city of Chicago issues firearms to it's residents. It seems here that the opinion writer is looking for an out right ban on firearms, that same ban I guess, that resulted in the very low violent crime rate in Chicago before 2010.
I do have to give kudos to the writer for staying on topic and not race baiting or blood dancing.