It's about white males in America feeling threatened by becoming a minority and the gun is their last psychological reassurance of entitlement power against an encroaching demographic change in our democracy.
Mark Karlin thinks handgun ownership in Chicago is about white males. When I walk around Chicago, and look at the people who would benefit from protection from criminals with guns, white males doesn't seem to come to mind. I theorize that Mark Karlin is most afraid of good citizens who are black owning handguns. He portrays this fear by bashing white males, while skirting the "race" and gender issue altogether about how he feels about black males owning guns, or white females, or Hispanic females. I am entirely in support of every good citizen of this country being able to own a gun and protect themselves, and possibly others. The more good people with guns, the more the scale is shifted towards the side of good. Mark Karlin with his Yale degree, and six figure income must not understand that very much, he probably only associates with like-minded individuals with nothing intelligent to say.
After all, the City of Chicago allows citizens to own rifles, so there never was a ban on guns in Chicago; there was a ban on a certain type of gun, which didn't even exist at the time the Constitution was written.
This tender gutted sack of slow moving white meat then attempted to claim Chicago allowed you to have rifles. Sure they did, if you jumped through some registration permit hoops, and made sure to buy a rifle that wasn't on an expansive "assault weapons" list and you could justify for hunting purposes (hint: Illinois doesn't allow rifle hunting). Keep in mind, the most common home defense weapon ever, the Remington 870 shotgun is on the Chicago list of assault weapons. In fact, if you could fire a rifle without getting burned by it, you weren't allowed to own it in Chicago
"A shroud attached to the barrel, or that partially or completely encircles the barrel, allowing the bearer to hold the firearm with the non-trigger hand without being burned, but excluding a slide that encloses the barrel,"
Then of course Daley turns around and decides his armed thug squad needs some of these banned items. Mark shows his lack of historical knowledge by making the claim that handguns did not exist at the time the constitution was written. Really asshole? Then what is this you tubby piece of future worm food!?
Apparently a Yale education isn't worth the price, because this man has officially printed lies. This coming from some asshole who wants his readers to go to his site to see the news through a "pro-democracy lens." I hope Mark realizes that in a democracy, the majority could vote to take his overstated paychecks away from him just for being an asshole. What Mark doesn't realize, probably due to his substandard, overpriced education, is that America is a Republic. This is a nation that was supposed to exist of laws that protected people from the harsh controls of the government.... So what if that backfired, and now we have Pan-troglydyte's like Mark Karlin preaching about how great democracy is, and how we had no handguns in the late 1700's so no one could conceive of controlling them. Congratulations Mark, you're an asshole!