Not under Daley, so now that the SCOTUS has struck it down, Daley should be struck down.
And just in time as we noted Saturday at the other blog, 13 people shot here in Chicago in one single night.!!
This means the 2nd amendment has been affirmed to cover ALL 50 STATES and ANY CITY within those states which comes down in 5-4 vote, and of course the liberals on the court stick with Daley's 'illegal side of the fence' in the ruling as they are on most issues.
By the way today is John Paul Stevens' last day.
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court struck down Chicago's ban on hand guns today and extended the reach of the 2nd Amendment as a nationwide protection against laws that infringe the "right to keep and bear arms."
The 5-4 decision voids the 1982 ordinance, one of the nation's strictest, which barred city residents from having handguns for their own use, even at home. The ruling has both local and national implications.
Two years ago, the high court ruled in a case from Washington, D.C. that the 2nd Amendment protects the rights of individuals to have a gun for self-defense. Since the District is a federal city and not a state, the court did not decide then whether the 2nd Amendment could be used to challenge other municipal ordinances or state laws.In today's decision, the court said the constitutional protection of the 2nd Amendment extends to city and state laws, not just federal measures.
Gun-rights advocates have been closely following the Chicago case. They said a victory for the 2nd Amendment would clear the way for constitutional challenges to restrictions on firearms to be heard in federal courts nationwide.The ruling against Chicago's ban had been widely anticipated.