Here’s What’s Going to Happen In Chicago When the Supreme Court’s McDonald Decision Strikes Down The Windy City’s Handgun Ban

Nothing. Initially, not a damn thing. The ban will be gone, but the Supremes will not strike down “reasonable” state requirements re: gun ownership. Outside of Chicago, in the rest of Illinois, an aspiring gun owner must apply for a state-issued Firearm Owner’s Identification Information (FOID) card, with the usual background check and prohibition against […]

Chicago Gun Stores Ready for Post-Handgun Ban Sales Boost

The U.S. Supreme Court has heard oral arguments in the McDonald case re: Chicago’s city-wide handgun ban. The Supreme’s forthcoming ruling is not a slam dunk for fans of the ban’s removal, but it seems like an easy lay-up—especially after the highest court in the nation struck down similar restrictions in the nation’s capitol. […]