NOTE: I will accept that guns don't deter crime or protect people when the secret service are disarmed.
Supreme Court Weighs Chicago's Strict Gun Ban
In 1982, Chicago imposed the strict gun ordinance to help combat rampant gang and firearm violence that plagued the city.
In court papers, lawyers for the city of Chicago pointed out that 402 of the 412 firearm homicides occurred with the use of handguns in 2008.
I believe that pretty much EVERYONE should be able to have guns. I'm in favor of high school kids storing guns in their locker when on the rifle team. That being said, I don't think that the city of Chicago lawyers should have guns because they are clearly so stupid that they would only be a danger to themselves and others.
They banned handguns and then argue that since so many handguns were used in murders the ban should stay in effect...
Court Hears Second Amendment Debate On City Ban
Paul McGrath was an aide to Mayor Byrne who helped craft the city's anti-gun legislation. He believes doing away with the gun restrictions would be a bad idea.
"If our gun control law is struck down, there will be more guns," McGrath said. "Do we want more guns?"
Yes, we want more guns. In fact, I can't think of a good limit on the number of guns that I would like to purchase. Heck, just in the category of shotguns I can think of at least 5 more that I really really need. But I guess that before I exercise my God-given and constitutionally protected right I should check with Mr. McGrath to see if he thinks that it is a "bad idea."
Clearly our rights should be subject to the "bad idea" test on a regular basis.