The state of Illinois, and specifically the city of Chicago, have long been rocked by an inexcusable democratic experiment on gun control.
From 1982 to 2010, the city of Chicago maintained an all out legal ban on handguns. While the left’s hope was that this ban would deter criminals from acquiring firearms with which to commit their crimes, this farcical legislative joke only went on to prove the old adage “when you outlaw guns, only the outlaws will have guns”.
Beginning in 1982, and extending well into the modern day, Chicago has been a lawless hellscape of illegally imported firearms as black market arms races blossomed while the law-abiding citizen of Chi-Town cowered helplessly in their homes.
Still, many politicians in Chicago will stand to defend the purely partisan nonsense, despite the obvious evidence that the entire experiment was a massive failure.
Now, the Illinois Attorney General has gotten a taste of the mess himself.
“Illinois Attorney General candidate Aaron Goldstein (D) was robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight during a campaign stop in Chicago on Thursday.
“Four individuals with Goldstein were also robbed.
“According to the Chicago Tribune, there were a total of three robbery suspects. Those included a gunman and two accomplices, all ‘between 20 and 24 years old.’
“Goldstein was taking part in a photo shoot in Albany Park. The shoot was intended to capture him and the essence of the neighborhood. Campaign manager Robert Murphy said the campaign stop was part of an ‘in-the-neighborhood kind of’ theme.
“The robbery suspects got away with cameras and cell phones, and Goldstein’s crew was shaken up but not harmed.”
Goldstein was certainly given a unique look into the inner workings of the neighborhood surrounding Albany Park.
Now, as Chicago works its way back into modern civilization, the lawlessness will likely continue for some time. It took criminals very, very little effort to bring these illegal and untraceable weapons into the city, but it will be extremely difficult to remove them.