Oh, life’s little ironies.
On the Monday that the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against a 28-year-old ban on handguns in Chicago and Oak Park, Illinois, the city of Chicago was recovering from a weekend shooting spree that left 29 shot and 3 dead.
And the weekend before, 52 were shot and 10 were killed.
Even by U.S. standards, that’s a bloody and violent weekend. You’d expect those kinds of figures coming out of Iraq or Afghanistan.
Chicago Mayor Daley, expecting the ruling, said he wasn’t going down without a fight, and intends to put into place all sorts of restrictions to make it tougher to buy guns and easier for police to know who has them.