James from HellInAHandBasket points out an awesome article in the Associated Press about today’s challenge to Chicago’s 28 year old handgun ban:
CHICAGO – A couple worries that burglars who tried to break in when the wife was home alone will return. A retiree fears the drug dealers and junkies just outside his window will attempt — again — to steal what he spent a lifetime earning. And a businessman wants to protect himself as he could when he was a police officer.
On Tuesday, the four will take their seats inside the U.S. Supreme Court as their attorneys argue a lawsuit that bears their names: David and Colleen Lawson, Otis McDonald and Adam Orlov.
The four plaintiffs are not stereotypical gun rights advocates. They don’t represent the agenda of any national group or organize rallies. Instead they represent average Chicagoans — the kind of people that opponents of the city’s ban say should be allowed to protect themselves from gun violence.
Full Story – HERE
CNN Showing both sides of the story here:
Full CNN article – HERE
I applaud the kindness of Diane Latiker with her “Kids off the Block” program, I think that is great that those kids have a place to go to escape gun violence. She supports the handgun ban because she “would rather something be in place then nothing be in place”. I’d be willing to bet that all those 200+ people that are represented in her memorial did not did at the hands of law abiding citizens. This is one of those criminals do not care about the law type things, where it’s easy to see that banning handguns in Chicago does not make them any harder for criminals to get. It is the regular person that needs to protect themselves from the criminals.
Although I don’t live in Chicago, I anxiously await the outcome of McDonald v. Chicago (08-1521).
A repeal of the ban would be a huge Second Amendment victory.