After the Supreme Court ruled that cities and states must respect the right of individuals to own handguns for self defense, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley declared the justices to be divorced from reality. "They don't seem to appreciate the full scope of gun violence in America," he charged. Daley is right. They couldn't possibly comprehend it as well as he does. Nor could the 80 year old West Sider who awoke one recent morning to find an armed man breaking into his home and killed him, with a firearm prohibited by the Chicago handgun ban. Not long after, another intruder was shot by a homeowner wielding a revolver.
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