Skip to comments.Second City venue for a Second Amendment showdown
Posted on 09/12/2009 6:47:49 AM PDT by marktwain
Jim Hryekewicz, in a Sept. 7, column in the Star-Telegram, recounts why the city of Chicago could be the next significant Second Amendment battleground.
Otis McDonald is a great American, he writes. In the 1960s, he wore an Army uniform and served with distinction. He then moved home to Chicago were he began a family. Meanwhile, he busied himself during the days with work at his local union. Eventually, he led the effort to integrate his union and ended up as president of the union.
In recent years, McDonald looked around Chicago and decided that he could do something about the shadowy areas of the city outside the bright lights. He went into impoverished, crime-riddled neighborhoods as a community activist, Hryekewicz writes. Yet his work inevitably meant he crossed paths with shady characters drug dealers and gang leaders. Justifiably, he feared for his safety. And he wanted a gun.
I only want a handgun, he explains, for my protection
Yet, Hryekewicz writes, the city of Chicago disagreed. A city ordinance there essentially prohibits McDonald or any resident from owning a handgun. Not that the ordinance has stopped the criminals. They seem to own lots of guns.
For more, go to: http://www.star-telegram.com/242/story/1593634.html
-- Cash for klunkers: Gun manufacturer outbids Chicago 's gun buyback program; http://www.examiner.com/x-17034-Chicago-Gun-Rights-Examiner~y2009m9d5-Cash-for-klunkers-Gun-manufacturer-outbids-Chicagos-gun-buyback-program
-- City Council Police Committee seeks tougher gun sentences; http://www.suntimes.com/news/cityhall/1751854,chicago-gun-sentence-crime-090309.article
when it comes to obama, ptobably not.
I think 'Rat politicians regard oaths as "living documents."
“SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”... period!
There needs to be a massive class action law suit against entities that try to subvert or diminish the Second Amendment. Those denied Constitutional rights should have standing. When large cities have to face paying off hundreds of billions in losses, then we’ll see this bull s—t end, and probably not until.
Where are the civil rights lawyers on this? Hey ACLU, where are your defenders of freedom here? (as if...)
Where’s the Justice Department? Why isn’t it protecting the rights of citizens?