Chicago has the strictest gun control laws in the nation and the highest homicide rates. It’s already on a grim pace to not only continue the bloody trend of an elevated homicide rate — but to surpass it. Illinois is the only state in the country that doesn’t permit concealed carry handguns licenses. Chicago is an example of why imposing strict gun control on law abiding citizens only empowers criminals by turning the law abiding into victims. Chicago is also an example of how gang bangers and evil-doers will ignore gun control laws.