Paul Meincke
ABC Local
February 25, 2010

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A grandfather is taking his 2nd Amendment fight to the U.S. Supreme Court in what is expected to be a landmark case. Otis McDonald, 76, is suing the city of Chicago over its handgun ban.

McDonald says he wants the right to protect himself from gang members who threaten the Morgan Park neighborhood where he lives.

McDonald’s case will be argued before the nation’s high court next week. ABC 7’s Paul Meincke talked with McDonald.

McDonald is a retired maintenance engineer who moved to Chicago in the early 1950s with $18 in his pocket. At this point in his life, he says, he surely didn’t set out to make history, but that’s clearly where he finds himself.

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