- Post 29 October 2012
- By Breitbart News
Chicago is the gun control capital of the United States. It has long been characterized by politicians like Barack Obama who not only view concealed carry laws with disdain, but even oppose the individual right to keep and bear arms.
Obama even opposed the right to use guns for self-defense in the home while he was a state senator in Illinois.
And although Chicago's de jure gun ban was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in the summer of 2010, legislators, city council members, and others who share Obama's anti-gun passions are doing everything they can to keep a de facto ban in place.
Now, if the hypothesis of gun-grabbers like Obama was correct, these bans and other legislative anti-gun measures should make Chicago a shining city on a gun-free hill--a place where gun violence is as rare as a Hale-Bopp Comet sighting.
But alas, the reality is that the only people being denied guns under Obama's scenario are law-abiding citizens. And this means criminals are beginning to understand they can carry out their misdeeds with a impunity, as the citizens they accost or attack have no weapons with which to fight back. As a result, Chicago is on track to have more than 500 gun-related deaths for this year alone. [...] continues...