The U.S. Supreme Court says Americans have a right to own guns for self-defense and hunting, and the ruling will likely invalidate the 26-year-old ban on handguns in the City of Chicago.Days of Our Trailers also points out that Mayor Daley is none too happy about the Heller ruling. This quote (from the Chicago Tribune) is the part that has Thirdpower (at Days of Our Trailers) especially amused:
In fact, the Illinois State Rifle Association has already filed a lawsuit challenging the Chicago ban. They filed the suit within 15 minutes of the high court's ruling.
"This decision really places those who are rich and those who are in power [to] always feel safe," Daley said. "Those who do not have the power do not feel safe, and that's what they're saying."Personally, I like this quote (from CBS2 Chicago, linked to earlier in this blog post):
Speaking during a morning event at Navy Pier, Daley said any effort to strike down Chicago's handgun ban would likely increase taxes because of the increased need for police presence.So how do you explain Chicago's insane taxes now, Mayor?
The CBS2 story also has a video clip of Daley's rant, for those with vast tolerance for foolishness.
In yet another article, this one in the Chicago Sun-Times, Daley rages over cities losing the ability to " . . . protect [them]selves from people who want guns in our society."
Why should we as a city not be able to protect ourselves from those who want guns in our society?Not "protect themselves from" criminals, but from gun rights advocates. "Homegrown terrorists" like me, I guess.
By the way, Mayor, I bet you'll really love this.