With McDonald pending, City of Chicago sees the writing on the wall, plans contingency

June 25th, 2010

From the AP:

If the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Chicago’s handgun ban, the city will likely do what Washington, D.C., did when its own ban was overturned two years ago: Put in place all sorts of regulations and restrictions to make it tougher to buy guns and easier for police to know who has them.

“We’re not going to roll over,” Chicago Mayor Richard Daley said.

Daley and city officials would not say specifically what plans they have in mind if the Supreme Court rules against the city next week. But what’s obvious to pretty much everyone involved is that a ruling favorable to Chicago gun rights supporters will lead to a new round of legislation — and lawsuits.

“Just like they did in Washington, D.C., the city of Chicago is going to try to make it as difficult and discouraging as humanly possible to keep people from having guns in their homes for personal protection,” said Dave Workman, spokesman for the Bellevue, Washington-based Second Amendment Foundation.

I have no doubt that Chicago will revert to flagrantly violating the constitutional rights of its citizens as soon as humanly possible.