Despite Supreme Court Ruling, Chicago Mayor Says He’ll Fight to Preserve City’s Gun Ban

June 29, 2010 06:26

Wannabe dictators who ignore the, constitution, the courts and the will of the people? What is it with these Democrats?

By Don Babwin, Associated Press via

Chicago (AP) – A Supreme Court ruling finding that Americans have the right to bear arms anywhere they live almost certainly means the end of Chicago’s decades-old handgun ban, but it may not make handgun ownership there much easier if the city’s powerful mayor has his way.

Shortly after the high court voted 5-4 Monday along familiar ideological lines — with five conservative-moderate justices in favor of gun rights and four liberals opposed — Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley said officials were already at work rewriting the city ordinance to adhere to the court ruling while protecting Chicago residents from gun violence.

“We will never give in to those who use guns to harm others,” Daley said in comments aimed at his constituents. “Your fight is my fight and we’re in this together.”

And in other cities and states, officials said they were confident their gun control laws would withstand legal challenges.


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