Benna Solomon At The McDonald v. City of Chicago Presser

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Just outside the Supreme Court building where the McDonald v. City of Chicago oral arguments took place today, the Chicago attorney tells the press that banning handguns "works for Chicago, and that is why [they] do it." While Solomon herself admits that Chicago has a uniquely high violent crime rate (which begs the question as to how the ban is "working" for Chicago), she continues to assert that allowing law-abiding citizens, who are vulnerable to these crimes, the right to defend themselves with a handgun is "too dangerous." She says there is no good reason why law-abiding citizens in Chicago would need to defend themselves with handguns specifically, and that the Second Amendment should not be incorporated so that state and local governments can continue to choose to what extent people have the right to defend themselves.