Supreme Court protects Chicagoans 2d Amendment Rights by Overturning Unconstitutional Handgun Ban

From the Ratowitz for Congress campaign (5th District)…

U.S. Congressional Candidate, David Ratowitz (IL-5) praises SCOTUS for upholding the 2d Amendment Rights of Chicagoans and urges Chicago’s City Council to respect the rights of law abiding citizens.

Chicago, IL, June 24, 2010- Long time transparency and pro-liberty advocate Candidate for U.S. Congress from Illinois’ 5th Congressional District, David Ratowitz supports the Supreme Court’s decision in McDonald v. City of Chicago.

“I applaud the Supreme Court’s principled defense of Liberty and recognition that rights of law abiding citizens should be at least equal to those the rights of predatory criminals. I urge the Chicago City Council to refrain from plans to use back door methods to re-institute the gun ban and do indirectly what the Supreme Court has just ruled cannot be done directly”, said Ratowitz this morning from his Chicago office.

The U. S. Supreme Court struck down Chicago’s decades old handgun ban this morning in the McDonald v. City of Chicago ruling. The decision has been long expected.

“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”, said Ratowitz.

“Crime has increased in Chicago since the City banned law abiding citizens from owning handguns in 1983. Contrast that with the 40 states where law abiding citizens can own handguns and carry them concealed with a permit. In the 40 states that uphold the rights of law abiding citizens, crime has decreased”, pointed out Ratowitz.

David Ratowitz, the Republican Candidate for the Illinois 5th Congressional District, said, “There has never been a would-be criminal who said: “I was going to murder someone but then I realized it was illegal to have a gun, so I didn’t do it”.

Entrepreneur, Army veteran and activist David Ratowitz is the Republican challenger for Illinois Congressional District 5 representative. The Ratowitz for Congress campaign platform advocates a limited federal government, across-the-board tax cuts, fiscal discipline, accountability, free markets and individual liberty. Learn more at:

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