At her speech in Chicago [above], the President’s wife addressed the thorny issue of gun control. Michelle Obama called for the City’s politicians to remove barriers to gun ownership in general and concealed carry in specific. “For too long, the government has denied Illinois residents their natural, human right to armed self-defense . . . We need to send a clear message to criminals preying on the weak and the innocent that they will no longer be unopposed by right-thinking God-fearing people. That the people of this city, people of this state, refuse to be victims. We need to give honest law-abiding citizens the tools they need to take back their cities, their towns and their neighborhoods from criminals with no respect for law, decency or the value of human life. And we need to make sure that the courts lock up these violent criminals and throw away the key.” And then I woke up.