It’s a shame that the public has to be reminded of this from time to time, but any cop can testify to this inescapable fact of police work: Where there is no punishment for criminal behavior, crime will flourish.
Nowhere has this been demonstrated with greater clarity lately than in Chicago…
We have a great post from The NAGR Gun Rights Blog with some more details and insight into the lawsuit against the city of Chicago’s ban on the sale of firearms within it’s boundaries.
“By banning gun shops and the sale (of) handguns, Chicago and Mayor Daley currently maintain and actively enforce a set of laws, customs, practices and policies under color of state law which deprive individuals, including the plaintiffs, of their right to keep and bear arms, and engage in commerce by selling them, lawful products, in violation of the Second and 14th Amendments to the United States Constitution,” the lawsuit alleges.
As Chicago authorities try to mitigate the impact of a recent Supreme Court decision to strike down the city’s longstanding gun ban, a new poll has found that the American people tend to support the highest court’s decision in McDonald v Chicago.
A Rasmussen telephone survey conducted earlier this month found that 67 percent of respondents believe cities do not have the right to prevent citizens from owning handguns. Only 24 percent hold the opposite view.
The poll also discovered that support for stricter gun control laws has declined to its lowest level in several years. Currently, only 35 percent of American adults say stricter gun control is necessary, while more than half (51 percent) disagree.
Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Alan Gottlieb, said that “we are witnessing a new revolution in which America is rejecting the demagoguery of gun banners like Chicago Mayor Richard Daley.”
“Court rulings and the Constitution are on our side,” he added.
Gottlieb also affirmed that his organization will continue to fight for firearm freedoms until these liberties are fully secured.