Judge strikes down Chicago ban on gun sales

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What a surprise.


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Gun dealers can set up shop in Chicago, a federal judge has ruled — declaring the city’s ban on firearms sales unconstitutional.
U.S. District Court Judge Edmond E. Chang wrote in a 35-page opinion published Monday that Chicago’s 2010 ordinance banning gun sales within city limits “goes too far in outright banning legal buyers and legal dealers from engaging in lawful acquisitions and lawful sales of firearms.”
Though Chang stayed his ruling to give the city a chance to appeal — and said a less restrictive ordinance than the unconstitutional blanket ban could yet pass muster — lawyers for the Illinois Association of Firearm Retailers were quick to predict that neighborhood gun stores could now open before the end of 2014.
The ruling is the latest in a series of legal blows to the city’s efforts to restrict gun ownership since the Supreme Court in 2010 ruled Chicago’s handgun ban unconstitutional.
Federal judge rules city ban on handgun sales unconstitutional - Chicago Sun-Times

By the way, the judge is an Obama appointee, so don't blame Bush.
 

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What a surprise.


Not.

Gun dealers can set up shop in Chicago, a federal judge has ruled — declaring the city’s ban on firearms sales unconstitutional.
U.S. District Court Judge Edmond E. Chang wrote in a 35-page opinion published Monday that Chicago’s 2010 ordinance banning gun sales within city limits “goes too far in outright banning legal buyers and legal dealers from engaging in lawful acquisitions and lawful sales of firearms.”
Though Chang stayed his ruling to give the city a chance to appeal — and said a less restrictive ordinance than the unconstitutional blanket ban could yet pass muster — lawyers for the Illinois Association of Firearm Retailers were quick to predict that neighborhood gun stores could now open before the end of 2014.
The ruling is the latest in a series of legal blows to the city’s efforts to restrict gun ownership since the Supreme Court in 2010 ruled Chicago’s handgun ban unconstitutional.
Federal judge rules city ban on handgun sales unconstitutional - Chicago Sun-Times

By the way, the judge is an Obama appointee, so don't blame Bush.
This judge seems to lacking knowledge required to do his job.

From the link: "Chang agreed the city had a “fundamental duty” to protect its citizens ", SCOTUS has specifically stated that a city does not have a duty to protect. That relieves the city from liability when they fail to protect, like the hundreds shot in Chicago every year. By staying his order he gives the city the chance to pass another dumb ass ordinance that will take the dealers association more years and a ton more money to challenge.
 

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sounds good on the surface

but that is about it
 

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