Well, that didn't take long. Just hours after the Supreme Court's takedown of the D.C. gun ban, a challenge was filed in court against Chicago's similar ban, and Mayor Richard Daley was vowing to fight it. Here's what he said:
Daley called the ruling "very frightening" and vowed to vigorously fight any attempt to invalidate the city's ban.
"Does this lead to everyone having a gun in our society?" Daley asked while speaking at a Navy Pier event. "If [the justices] think that's the answer, then they're greatly mistaken. Then why don't we do away with the court system and go back to the Old West, you have a gun and I have a gun and we'll settle it in the streets?"
Lord, it's scary to think about how many people feel that way. I have news for the mayor -- it already IS the Old West in some places, and his solution is to disarm the innocent so the predators can have a better shot at us. This was a narrow ruling by the court, and a close call -- four justices agree with the mayor. If the individual right to bear arms affirmed in the case is to spread throughout the land, it will take vigorous followup. Bless those who filed the Chicago suit.