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Election Day Advice from an Unlikely Source–or a likely source, depending on your viewpoint

2nd Amend.

Election Day Advice from an Unlikely Source–or a likely source, depending on your viewpoint

This week, the Wednesday Journal unintentionally gave flawless advice to the Second Amendment’s supporters about who to vote for in this year’s presidential election, and why.

The little newspaper hails from Oak Park, Illinois, a Chicago suburb that banned handgun sales in 1977. For the record, from 1977 to 1984, Oak Park’s murder rate rose 58 percent, while nationally, the murder rate of suburban jurisdictions dropped 13 percent. So, in 1984, Oak Park’s local officials did what all ideologues do when their judgment proves flawed: they doubled down, banning handgun possession altogether.

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