In the city known more for being the corruption capital of the United States than "the windy city," Chicago's top cop has blamed Sarah Palin and the gun lobby for the city's shockingly high murder rate.
Palin has never lived in Chicago. And long before the former Alaska governor and former Republican vice presidential nominee was thrust onto the national stage in 2008, Chicago's murder rate was even higher than it is today.
Similarly, the gun lobby was not able to prevent Chicago from passing some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the nation, which eventually led to a landmark Supreme Court case that struck down some of the cities gun bans and other restrictions.
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