Actually, Mayor Daley and the aldermen can all carry guns thanks to a little-known Illinois law that deems them "law-enforcement officers" with all LEO carry privileges--and most of those crooks exercise it. Link.
Right, so I guess Chicago will do the same. I hope the right people get mugged.
"Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun." Chairman Mao Tse Tung
And every power hungry wannabe, or actual, tyrant understands this principle extremely well... which is why anti gunners, in society at large (wannabe tyrants) and some government officials (actual tyrants) want to ban guns from the hands of the common citizen... the gun represents the power to rule... and the power to overturn the rulers.
The saying, and I don't know who said it first, "Gun control isn't about guns.. it is all about control." is exactly spot on. For he who controls the guns controls everything.... and everyone.
Rabid anti gunners do not froth at the mouth shouting at a person carrying a gun because they are afraid of the gun itself... they are intensely angry that, because of the gun, they know and understand that they have no control over the person carrying it.
And, to a leftist anti gunner, nothing is more of an insult to the very core of their being than to be shown to be............. powerless over others.
Anti gunners aren't concerned about safety... they are concerned about being in control and having the power to force others to do as they are told. And... every government, country wide or local, that forced the citizenry to do what they are told first confiscated and/or outlawed the citizen's guns.