As TTAG reported earlier, Chicago residents faced with rising gun violence are buying illegal guns. The black market got another boost recently when an 80-year-old Korean War vet purchased an illegal $150 handgun. After an intruder shot at the vet, he fired back, killing the perp. Mayor Daley has been wrong-footed by the story, and the groundswell of pro-gun gestalt its unleashed. After asking a reporter if he’d like a rifle shoved up his ass, threatening the U.S. Supreme Court with a nighttime mugging and vowing to subvert any decision to strike down Chi-Town’s gun ban, Daley has moved on t dismissing the octogenarian’s choice of self-defense. “I’m not arguing about this instance. Everybody understands the frustration,” Daley told the Sun Times. “But access to guns will destroy America faster than any other war. Take Europe. Take Japan and other countries that don’t have access to guns. They don’t have the amount of killings . . . You cannot have America as the Wild West . . . If you firmly believe that people should have full access to guns at all times, then you have a totally different society.” Hyperbole aside, a safer one?