Chicago Politicians Think You’re Stupid

Robert at BLagerHead (a new blog for this beer, liberty, and gun loving lunatic) has this wonderfully titled op-piece:

Recently the Supreme Court struck down Chicago’s 28 year-old handgun ban as unconstitutional. While the outcome surprised few, Chicago’s reaction to the ruling has raised a few eyebrows, especially among the pro-liberty crowd.

In response to the ruling, the city of Chicago has moved to revise its handgun ownership laws. Among the new laws, which are already being challenged, with support from the NRA, are a restriction to one gun per household and a continued ban on sale within the city limits of Chicago. None of this is surprising to anyone following the continuing saga of gun ownership rights in Chicago and across the nation. What is surprising, is the notion, promoted by “city leadership” that these tough new restrictions are necessary to prevent an outbreak of handgun violence in the city.

Hello! Planet Earth calling. This is Chicago, Illinois we’re talking about, right? The same city that earlier this very year was contemplating calling in the National Guard to help with the outbreak of violence in the city? The very type of outbreak about which they are warning us now? Is that really the position they are taking?

This wouldn’t be so sad if they weren’t serious and the stakes weren’t so high. There have already been at least 152 murders with a firearm in Chicago (as of June 15) and more are sure to follow. The city has become so dangerous that an 80 year-old Korean war veteran, a month before the ban was lifted, shot and killed an intruder who first fired at him. This, despite it being against the law at the time to own a handgun. But being 80 years old with your wife and grandson in the home leaves you few realistic choices for self defense. Luckily for this family one person made the right choice and it saved lives…

You can read more at BLagerHead

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