It’s the Huffington Post, and so I really can’t tell if the irony is intentional or not, but there sure is a lot of it:
On Monday, the Supreme Court upheld a challenge to Chicago’s 28-year-old handgun ban, which ultimately signals the end of the ban on handguns in Chicago and Oak Park. As gun rights were extended throughout the country by SCOTUS, Chicago was recovering from another violent weekend that left at least 29 shot and three dead.
Even with the gun ban in place, shootings in Chicago have been rampant.
What’s this? Gun bans don’t work? You think? The Supreme Court also noticed, and they specifically referenced the fact in yesterday’s decision:
Chicago Police Department statistics, we are told, reveal that the City’s handgun murder rate has actually increased since the ban was enacted and that Chicago residents now face one of the highest murder rates in the country and rates of other violent crimes that exceed the average in comparable cities.
It is’ truly mind-bending that–despite the obvious evidence to the contrary–the anti-gun crowd still believes that if you ban guns people are safer. I’m very glad that the Supreme Court wasn’t swayed by that “argument”, and stuck to the United States Constitution.