Chicago Mayor frightened by 2nd Amendment ruling

Chicago Sun-Times:

An "outraged" Mayor Daley this morning denounced a U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Washington D.C.'s handgun ban as a "frightening decision" and a "return to the days of the Wild West."

Daley predicted that Chicago's 1982 handgun freeze would be next in the crosshairs of the powerful gun lobby and that gun violence will surge if they'e successful.

The mayor said he would vigorously defend Chicago's ordinance, in spite of what he called the dangerous precedent set by the nation's highest court.

"This is a very frightening decision for America. …Does this lead to everyone having a gun in our society? If they think that's the answer, then they're greatly mistaken. Then, why don't we do away with the court system and go back to the Old West? You have a gun and I have a gun and we'll settle in the streets," Daley told reporters at Navy Pier.

"I have no problems with those hunting, gun collectors….But, how do you get a gun into your house? Does it fly in by a stork? You purchase a gun. You carry the gun in a car. You come to your home. And we've shown time and time again how many children have been killed in their homes by guns. Parents are away, they get the guns….The child takes the gun, runs out in the street, has an argument, comes back and shoots somebody."

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In contrast Obama appears to be OK with the court ruling on the DC gun band. But, then he wants the votes of people who support gun rights and Daley doesn't care about them. I suspect that if Obama was not running for President he would be closer to Daley than the court. It is one of those issues he does not want to fight on. It is pretty close to the politics of fraud. Obama's flexibility of principal since getting the nomination has been worthy of a contortionist.

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  1. criminals having guns doesnt scare him, citizens who are not criminals owning them is a problem that scares him.

    is it a case of, better to disarm the side we can?

    maybe if he is so scared he should buy a gun?

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  2. "This is a very frightening decision for America. …Does this lead to everyone having a gun in our society? If they think that's the answer, then they're greatly mistaken. Then, why don't we do away with the court system and go back to the Old West? You have a gun and I have a gun and we'll settle in the streets," Daley told reporters at Navy Pier.

    WTF? "Old West?" "settle in the streets"? This guy is a certified moron. It's not like the Supreme Court legalized murder!

    And who is this guy to complain about a frightening precedent being set? Chicago's really safe now, isn't it? According to John Lott in an article that appeared in yesterday's National Post:

    "Chicago has banned all handguns since 1982. But that handgun ban didn't work at all when it came to reducing violence. Chicago's murder rate fell from 27 to 22 per 100,000 in the five years before the law and then rose slightly to 23. Chicago's murder rate rose relative to other large cities and its five neighbouring Illinois counties."

    This loser mayor daley is in NO position to judge the Supreme Court's decision, which merely upholds what's already in the Constitution.

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