EDITORIAL: Chicagoans no longer disarmed, defenseless Two thugs learn what happens when the right to self-defense is restored by lawsuit

By THE WASHINGTON TIMES – Monday, April 7, 2014

A 53-year-old man was confronted by two armed hoodlums outside his Chicago home in the wee hours of Saturday morning.

He might have become another name on the annual roll of hundreds of Chicago residents murdered every year. But he had a legal gun of his own, fought back and survived. He can thank one Otis McDonald.

By coincidence, Mr. McDonald, age 80, had died the day before, after having forced the city to recognize the American right to self-defense. Mr. McDonald lived in the Morgan Park neighborhood, where the landscape is littered with gangs, drug dealers and other residue of daily violence. A midnight stroll is not recommended. What goes on in Morgan Park is why Chicago is so dangerous to living things.

Hundreds of thousands of residents of Chicago, Washington, Baltimore and other cities are similarly deprived of their Second Amendment rights. Mr. McDonald’s home was broken into five times, and residents of the neighborhood were reluctant to call the police lest lawless gangs enforce retribution. Finally, Mr. McDonald had enough.

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