U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Chicago’s Handgun Ban

The decision has just been handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court, reaffirming your right to own a gun in all 50 states. This is a game-changer, folks. In a 5 to 4 ruling, Justice Samuel Alito writing for the majority, stated “the right to keep and bear arms must be regarded as a substantive guarantee, not a prohibition that could be ignored so long as the States legislated in an evenhanded manner.”

The ruling eviscerates the Chicago gun ban law as it stands, and sends a clear message to all 50 states: the rights of individuals to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. This ruling comes on the heels of the Heller decision, which, while of a similar legal perspective, applied only to Washington D.C.’s gun law.

Where this leaves us, legislation-wise, is still to be determined. It’s wishful thinking that Mayors Bloomberg, Daley, and their minions in the Brady Bunch will slink quietly into the night and leave our 2nd Amendment rights alone. So prepare to see a new flurry of legislation aimed at attempting to skirt today’s ruling as much as is constitutionally possible.

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