Yesterday the Supreme Court said the Second Amendment's gaurantee of the right to bear arms applies to state and local gun control laws, effectively overturning Chicago’s ban on handguns in a 5-4 decision. The ruling comes after two deadly weekends in Chicago, where over 80 people have been shot and 13 people killed in the city. For decades, Chicago’s homicide rates have soared above other U.S. cities. And gun control advocates worry that the recent Supreme Court case will escalate crime in the city and make Chicago the national epicenter of gun-related violence.
To better understand the impact of the recent spate of violence in Chicago, we talk with Spencer Leak Sr., the owner of Leak & Sons Funeral Home in Chicago's South Side. At 73-years-old, Leak is a life-long resident of Chicago and runs Black on Black Love, a local anti-crime organization countering teen violence.