Chicago's Response to Overturned Gun Ban

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that state and local governments cannot violate anyone's constitutional right to bear arms. The ruling, McDonald vs. Chicago split the court 5 to 4; it doesn't strike down any existing gun-control laws nor does it offer any specific definition of what kind of laws would be in violation of Second Amendment rights. As gun ownership is to be considered an inalienable right, this may provide a legal advantage for anyone who may have earlier been barred from buying and registering guns because of local laws regarding criminal and mental health background checks. So what does this mean for the streets of Chicago, which some feel are already oversaturated with senseless gun violence?


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