Nine people were killed and dozens wounded in Chicago shootings over the weekend. Chicago has the toughest gun laws in the nation. The Governor, of course, insists his sick horse needs more turpentine.
Gov. Pat Quinn said Sunday that such continued violence underscores why he dramatically altered a gun bill that will end Illinois’ last-in-the nation ban on carrying concealed firearms — a prohibition that’s been declared unconstitutional by a federal appeals court.
“That ought to be an alarm bell to all of us that we need strong laws that protect the public safety, especially when it comes to guns,” the Chicago Democrat told reporters after speaking at a church on the city’s West Side. “It’s time to end the violence.”
Quinn, who has advocated for a statewide assault weapons ban, spent much of the holiday weekend discussing the violence.
None of the shootings involved the use of a so called “assault weapon”.
Meanwhile, my hometown – where almost everyone has guns in the house – celebrated its 51,234th consecutive day without a gun related homicide.