Deluded Dick Daley continues to risk fellow Chicagoans’ lives by demanding “common-sense gun laws” even as the U.S. Supreme Court ruminates on his city’s senseless gun ban – a municipal fiat that disarms law-abiding citizens and throws them to the mercy of wolves.
Flanked by parents who lost children to gun violence, Chicago’s mayor on March 8, called for state new laws to restrict gun sales and stiffen penalties for criminals who use them.
Apparently, Daley does this every year. This year’s call for more gun-control measures took on added significance because the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 2 in McDonald v city of Chicago, a lawsuit to overturn the city’s handgun ban. The court is expected to issue a decision in June.
If the tenor of commentary in local media reflects the Average Joe’s view, Daley’s message is getting old. Most favor stiffer penalties for criminals who use firearms, but Daley and his gun-control cronies have abused this “common-sense” consensus before by making those who use firearms into criminals.
Besides, as Daily Herald columnist and ABC investigative reporter Chuck Goudie notes in his March 8 column, the city’s gun ban does not work and passing more laws will not stop gun violence.
Suddenly, as columnist Steve Chapman of the Chicago Tribune confirmed in a March 4 column, the mainstream media is slowly, but surely, catching on to reality.
“Gun control supporters fear that if the Supreme Court invalidates local handgun bans, the consequences will be nothing but bad,” he writes. “That would be easier to believe if the laws had ever done any good.”