Chicago Congressional candidate, Isaac Hayes, who is running against Jesse Jackson Jr, for the 2nd District seat had the following to say about the SCOTUS decision:
Today’s Supreme Court decision will allow residents being held hostage by urban terrorists the opportunity to defend themselves, their families and property. With 26 people being shot in Chicago this past weekend and 50 the week before, it is quite apparent the Chicago gun ban is not working.
Gangs don’t honor gun bans so infringing on the law abiding citizens only leaves them defenseless against violent offenders. In communities across Chicago urban terrorists must now think twice before entering private property.
Republican candidate for the 5th District seat, David Ratowitz, had this to say regarding the decision:
Nearly three decades of historical data have shown conclusively what common sense tells us immediately: unconstitutional gun bans only limit law abiding citizens, they do nothing to keep guns out of the hands of criminals nor do they reduce crime. In nearly three decades Chicago’s gun ban produced no positive results whatsoever
Joe Walsh, Republican candidate for the state's 8th district released the following statement:
The Supreme Court’s decision today in McDonald v. Chicago makes clear what law-abiding Americans instinctively knew already: we have a fundamental right as written in the Second Amendment to provide for our protection and the protection of our families. When we preemptively curtail the Constitutional rights of a law-abiding citizen, as Chicago has done with the handgun ownership ban, we in effect make no distinction between the criminal and the law-abiding. The Court recognized this contradiction in properly defining the Second Amendment as the individual right that it is. This is a historic day for individual freedom as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our nation.
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