So what motivated the new Chicago gun control ordinance?

Here are a couple of quotes found in a new brief filed in Chicago in response to the new ordinance.

Alderman Mary Ann Smith echoed her fellows on the City Council, vowing to limit gun ownership with new legal restrictions and thanking “everyone who has worked to try and create as restrictive a tool as possible.” In describing the new Ordinance on July 1, 2010, Chicago Corporation Counsel Mara Georges lauded the restrictions and concluded that “[w]e’ve gone farther than anyone else ever has.”

Something from Law.com:

The Chicago City Council on Friday approved what city officials say is the strictest handgun ordinance in the nation, but not before lashing out at the Supreme Court ruling they contend makes the city more dangerous because it will put more guns in people's hands.

The new ordinance bans gun shops in Chicago and prohibits gun owners from stepping outside their homes, even onto their porches or in their garages, with a handgun. It becomes law in 10 days, Corporation Counsel Mara Georges said. . . .

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Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

The answer to your question Dr. Lott is rather simple. Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

I am curious as to how many Chicago politicians either carry firearms, or use their office as an excuse to have city funded armed body guards to protect themselves while allowing all others to remain defenseless...

7/09/2010 10:50 AM  

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