Self defense in Chicago
Via Don Kates, who notes that the hope expressed that the defender's gun was registered is likely in vain, as Chicago has for sometime had a ban on registering handguns.
UPDATE: Reader David Lawson emails a comment blocked by the spam filter:
There is a chance it was registered, though unlikely. If the owner
had registered it prior to the ban in 1982 and maintained that
registration *yearly* or if the owner is a Chicago Alderman or if the
owner is a law enforcement officer or if the owner is a retired law
enforcement officer than the guy might be legal.
It is true we have protection against prosecution for unlawful use of
a weapon or failure to register the weapon or possession of an illegal
(non-NFA) weapon due to the Hale De Mar act. However, I am certain he
will not see that firearm back unless it is sold by the police to some
gangbangers that then use it against him.
Anyone interested in regaining (legal) handgun ownership rights in
Chicago, please visit my new blog.