Gun Control Through Attrition: Chicago Requires Gun Owners Get Training That Is Illegal
The gun control activists have long abandoned their push to outlaw guns completely, knowing that in America that toothpaste isn’t going back in the tube, so instead they’ve sought gun control through other means. Namely, gun control policies so onerous and confusing that people forgo gun ownership just to avoid the hassle of compliance.
Case in point, Chicago. The city’s ban on handguns was struck down by the Supreme Court in McDonald vs. Chicago, but the city has a policy requiring that registered gun owners get gun training including instruction at a gun range while simultaneously banning gun ranges within city limits.
How do you get gun training at a facility the city outlaws? That doesn’t matter. You’re not really supposed to own a gun.
Chicago insists a legal weapon permit holder must have a signed affidavit from a firearms instructor affirming that he or she completed a training course, including at least one hour of gun range training. Chicago simultaneously prevents its residents from meeting that criterion in the city they live in. Yes, that’s right: The city demands gun range training to own a gun yet bans gun ranges at the same time. Well, not all gun ranges. The[re are] already existing ranges for government employees at the local Postal Service, Federal Reserve (!), and border authority offices are still in business.
In other words, the agents of the government can learn safe and responsible gun handling at gun ranges but citizens cannot.
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