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Friday, June 25, 2010

Ruling coming soon on Chicago gun ban


The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule next week on Chicago's handgun ban, and it looks like there's a good chance the law will be thrown out. But city leaders are already thinking of ways to "rebuild the wall," the Associated Press reports. That's what Washington, D.C., did. The Supremes famously tossed the D.C. handgun ban and affirmed the right to individual gun ownership. So District officials passed rules requiring training and tests if a person wants to keep a gun.

The whole piece, by Don Babwin, is worth reading. It was interesting to see how advocates and opponents point to individual Chicago cases to support their sides. Gun-rights folks talk about the Korean War vet who killed a burglar who'd shot at him. And the ban supporters remind everyone of the suburban guy who allegedly shot a man whose dog had urinated on the guy's lawn.


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