Excellent write up by Steve Chapman describing a proposed sugar pill placebo that won't even have a placebo effect on the Chicago murder rate. Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis wants to ban a type of gun (semi-automatic so-called "assault weapons") which have only used for one of the of the 87 known Chicago homicides so far this year as of the end of March. Jody Weis must have forgotten that criminals are not allowed to own any type of gun, so adding yet another gun ban would have absolutely zero impact on criminals. Once again the law abiding citizens would be the only group impacted by such a ban. To reduce crime Chicago should focus on keeping criminals behind bars rather than punishing the law abiding citizens. Punish the criminal, not the gun, and not the law abiding gun owner.