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While Chicagoans may not still be living under the city’s tyrannical handgun bun, there is no doubt whatsoever that these fine people are still being affected by it.

From 1982 to 2014, Chicago attempted an all out ban on the ownership of handguns.  This, of course, meant that only those who chose to ignore the law would be armed, leaving the city’s law-abiding citizens at the mercy of an ever more merciless mob.  With only half a century to split Chicago’s handgun ban from their prohibition gangster scene, many in the city have bookended their lives with endemic violence.

While Chicago lawmakers eventually abandoned the silly notion back in 2014, the repercussions are still being felt throughout the Windy City.

An agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) was shot around 3:15 a.m. on Friday morning.  The shooting occurred near 44th Street and Hermitage Avenue, located in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, and not far from Davis Square Park.

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According to officials, the agent was shot in the face during an investigation into illegal firearms.  When pressed for information, they declined to offer more details.

The agent, a man in his late 20’s, was quickly moved to receive medical care.

According to radio chatter after the shooting, Chicago police originally intended to move the agent to a nearby fire station for emergency treatment, though they eventually changed their minds and took the officer to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital, after realizing he likely suffered a head injury.

This is far from the first time that an officer of the law has been targeted in America in recent years, let alone in Chicago, and it serves as a stark and ghastly reminder of the risk that these brave men and women take on a daily basis.

When liberal lawmakers attempt to mangle and maim the inalienable Second Amendment, this self-governance loses its balance and good people find themselves in bad situations far more often than necessary or acceptable.

Despite reports from witnesses who described the action as a “firefight”, the yet-unnamed agent is expected to thankfully make a full recovery.

 

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