Federal judge rules Chicago gun-sale ban unconstitutional

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Looks like there are still some loons in various governments, who feel that disarming law-abiding citizens will make us safer.

Looks like they have to be rooted out and smacked down, one at a time.

Explaining the truth to them, doesn't help.

Pointing out statistics, doesn't help. Informing them that they are violating the U.S. Constitution, doesn't help.

Nothing to do, but use the law to force them to do the right thing.

And we'll probably have to keep checking on them and smacking them down, again and again.

Oh well. The range of freedom you can give naughty boys in detention, is limited. And so is the range of punishment.

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Chicago gun sale ban unconstitutional, judge rules | Fox News

Chicago gun sale ban unconstitutional, judge rules

Published January 06, 2014 /
Associated Press

A federal judge on Monday overturned Chicago's ban on the sale and transfer of firearms, ruling that the city's ordinances aimed at reducing gun violence are unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang said in his ruling that while the government has a duty to protect its citizens, it's also obligated to protect constitutional rights, including the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense. However, Chang said he would temporarily stay the effects of his ruling, meaning the ordinances can stand while the city decides whether to appeal.

The decision is just the latest to attack what were some of the toughest gun-control laws in the nation. In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Chicago's long-standing gun ban. And last year, Illinois legislators were forced by a federal appeals court to adopt a law allowing residents to carry concealed weapons in Illinois, the only state that still banned the practice. The resulting state law largely stripped city and officials of surrounding Cook County of their authority to regulate guns, which especially irked officials in Chicago, where residents had to apply for concealed-carry permits through the police chief.
 
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This IS Chicago, after all.

Speculation: Perhaps the problem is, that certain govt officials incomes will go way down, once they can no longer promise to "certain parties" they will have a monopoly on gun sales to people on the street?
 

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