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Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Chicago Gun Ban Case
WLS Radio | 09/30/09 | WLS Radio

Posted on 09/30/2009 7:12:10 AM PDT by Lurker

Breaking on WLS Talk Radio. SCOTUS has agreed to hear the NRA case against the Chicago handgun ban.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; chicago; chicagohandgunban; mcdonald; mcdonaldvchicago; nra; nravchicago; scotus; secondamendment; shallnotbeinfringed; sotomayorwatch
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Here we go again.
1 posted on 09/30/2009 7:12:11 AM PDT by Lurker
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To: Lurker

Prayers up.


2 posted on 09/30/2009 7:12:35 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (This tagline excerpted. To read more, click on MyOverratedBlog.com)
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To: Lurker

bttt


3 posted on 09/30/2009 7:12:53 AM PDT by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: Larry Lucido
Link to Breaking News.

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4 posted on 09/30/2009 7:14:41 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker

From WGN website:

The Supreme Court announced this morning it will hear a challenge to Chicago’s gun restrictions that will determine if local handgun bans are legal.

Last year, the high court ruled the 2nd Amendment gave individuals the right to possess firearms and struck down Washington, D.C.’s gun bans.

Left open was the question of whether states and local governments are required to do the same.

By agreeing to take up the cases National Rifle Association vs. City of Chicago and McDonald vs. City of Chicago, the high court potentially could set in motion a nationwide re-establishment of the right to bear arms. Those two cases challenge several Chicago gun laws, including the city’s ban on handguns.

In the high courts decision in June of last year, it ruled 5-4 for the first time that the 2nd Amendment establishes the right to own a handgun for personal self-defense, not only as part of a state militia.

Mayor Richard Daley immediately condemned the court’s decision and vowed to fight any attempt to invalidate the city’s now 27-year-old gun ban.

Hours after the court’s decision, the Illinois State Rifle Association sued Chicago and Daley in an attempt to overturn the ban.

One of the plaintiffs is Otis McDonald, an elderly man who last year lived in the Morgan Park area and told the Chicago Tribune he keeps a shotgun at home to protect himself from gangs that plagued his neighborhood.

After the court ruled in the Washington, D.C., case, Morton Grove, Wilmette, Evanston and Winnetka dropped their gun bans, in large measure to fend off costly lawsuits.


5 posted on 09/30/2009 7:15:39 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; Shooter 2.5; wku man; SLB; ..
Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!
6 posted on 09/30/2009 7:16:12 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Lurker

Mancow is talking about this on WLS now. If Obama loses the Olympic pitch and the handgun ban gets overturned poor mayor Daley will probably be found hanging in his closet from depression.


7 posted on 09/30/2009 7:16:43 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Lurker

Praying they uphold our Constitution. Gun Control in Chicago has done NOTHING to stop the murderous gangs and criminals. If law-abiding citizens were able to defend themselves crime would go DOWN, not UP! [Of course, the gang bangers will still target each other, but that hasn’t changed in DECADES - with guns legal or without!]


8 posted on 09/30/2009 7:20:35 AM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Lurker
Mayor Richard Daley immediately condemned the court’s decision and vowed to fight any attempt to invalidate the city’s now 27-year-old gun ban.

They're going to have to ban railroad ties, too.

You can ban guns. You can't ban evil.

9 posted on 09/30/2009 7:21:07 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna!)
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To: Abathar

Gee, I wonder how a wise latina women will rule on handguns? Is it the “I don’t need no stinking badges” latina or “the state should own the guns (F.Castro)” kinda of latina? So many possibilities with latina law. Don’t get me started on Scottish law.


10 posted on 09/30/2009 7:22:25 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Lurker

WWWLD?


11 posted on 09/30/2009 7:30:31 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Abathar
poor mayor Daley will probably be found hanging in his closet from depression.

Chicago doesn't have that kind of luck.

12 posted on 09/30/2009 7:30:46 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

What Will Wise Latina Do?


13 posted on 09/30/2009 7:32:39 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Buckeye McFrog

what would wise latina do?


14 posted on 09/30/2009 7:32:46 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: Lurker

or beaten with a railroad tie...


15 posted on 09/30/2009 7:33:35 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: Joe Brower
Thanks for the ping Bang!

Even though illegal to carry a handgun in IL....nevermind...I'll just say that the 2nd Amendment is my CCW. Carry a revolver (bought with cash), and keep walking after defending your life.

16 posted on 09/30/2009 7:33:43 AM PDT by DCBryan1 ( Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute child molesters RFN!)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw
A communist, racist judge like Sotomayor will hardly be looking out for the rights of Americans who want to defend themselves against criminals.

To her, Americans are the enemy.

17 posted on 09/30/2009 7:33:55 AM PDT by GI Joe Fan (GI Joe represents Real American Heroes, not a bunch of globalist drones.)
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To: Lurker
I'll bet Mayor Shortshanks is doubling down on the anti-depressants.
18 posted on 09/30/2009 7:37:38 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Barack Obama - The wrong man, at the wrong time, for the wrong country.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Justice Thomas has been an influential member and an interesting book has been written how he has helped shape other Jurors thoughts. Perhaps he can impart some common sense on her?


19 posted on 09/30/2009 7:37:52 AM PDT by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: Lurker

20 posted on 09/30/2009 7:40:17 AM PDT by RasterMaster (The only way to open a LIEberal mind is with a brick!)
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To: RasterMaster

Meanwhile....

Police: Cop’s gun used in 5 shootings

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2351528/posts


21 posted on 09/30/2009 7:42:17 AM PDT by RasterMaster (The only way to open a LIEberal mind is with a brick!)
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To: Rutles4Ever

That teenager who was beaten to death a few days ago is more evidence of the fact that guns are not the only tool used to commit evil acts.


22 posted on 09/30/2009 7:44:39 AM PDT by misterrob (A society that burdens future generations with debt can not be considered moral or just)
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To: Lurker

5-4. Or better. I hope.


23 posted on 09/30/2009 7:45:30 AM PDT by RKV (He who has the guns makes the rules)
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To: Lurker; Joe Brower
" ... a nationwide re-establishment of the right to bear arms ..."

A minor - but important - quibble. > Re-establish? < The right has existed since before the founding, the essential component of the Unalienable rights of Life and Liberty! (and darned well important for the weekend Pursuit of Happiness and the 10 ring). Infringed it has been, but not de-established. Perhaps "re-discovering" is the better word.

24 posted on 09/30/2009 7:47:55 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The President has borrowed more money to spend to less effect than anybody on the planet. " Steyn)
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To: NonValueAdded

or re-assertion.


25 posted on 09/30/2009 7:50:26 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The President has borrowed more money to spend to less effect than anybody on the planet. " Steyn)
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To: Lurker

“Left open was the question of whether states and local governments are required to do the same”

Wonder if the question would be so open if a state or local govt decided to outlaw newspapers, or to conduct random home searches without warrants, or even probable cause, or to outlaw the building of a mosque?

It seems that only the 2nd amendment doesnt apply to the states, huh?


26 posted on 09/30/2009 7:51:29 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dogs earn thi title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: Lurker

27 posted on 09/30/2009 7:53:10 AM PDT by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: DesertRhino

X-ring. If newspapers were licensed like gun owners it would be a different song, huh? I can make the case that since newspapers are made of a limited natural resource they should be only two pages long, and you can only buy 1 a day (or less). Save the planet - don’t buy the NYT, its’ a tree killer. Heh.


28 posted on 09/30/2009 8:04:45 AM PDT by RKV (He who has the guns makes the rules)
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To: Lurker
I cant remember how the vote went on the last case that said individuals have the right to bear arms?

was it 5-4 ? and was Kennedy in the majority? In other words will Sotomayor make a difference?

29 posted on 09/30/2009 8:05:11 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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To: mrmeyer

Thats where we’re headed isnt it.


30 posted on 09/30/2009 8:05:12 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: Lurker

How is Justice Ginsburg these days? Her health/participation will impact the outcome.


31 posted on 09/30/2009 8:08:10 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: taildragger
an interesting book has been written how he has helped shape other Jurors thoughts

What book is that? I'd be interested in picking up a copy.

33 posted on 09/30/2009 8:14:59 AM PDT by thefrankbaum (Ad maiorem Dei gloriam)
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To: thefrankbaum
TFB....

I wish I knew. It may have been a book about hte Supremes and it delved into this or it may have been abut Justice Thomas. Anyway I heard it on one of the talkers.

34 posted on 09/30/2009 8:16:39 AM PDT by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: Lurker

Pray for the health of the 5.


35 posted on 09/30/2009 8:21:12 AM PDT by sand lake bar (Take that thing off your head and act like an American!)
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To: GI Joe Fan

So you are saying she will find that wise latina law corresponds with Fidel Castro versus Pancho Villa? I doubt she knows anything about El Cid.


36 posted on 09/30/2009 8:27:13 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: LibertyRocks
Praying they uphold our Constitution. Gun Control in Chicago has done NOTHING to stop the murderous gangs and criminals.

Wouldn't matter if it did work. Unconstitutional is unconstitutional. Not working makes it look really stupid to boot, but is irrelevant.

37 posted on 09/30/2009 8:27:57 AM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: mrmeyer

38 posted on 09/30/2009 8:35:41 AM PDT by mentor2k
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To: Lurker
God bless the NRA and all their contributors.
39 posted on 09/30/2009 8:35:50 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Shooter 2.5

FYI


40 posted on 09/30/2009 8:36:34 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker

The Wise Latina says that states don’t have to honor the Second Amendment. I wonder if she thinks that the Federal Government doesn’t have to honor the Tenth Amendment?


41 posted on 09/30/2009 8:48:13 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: DCBryan1


Let em ask me for my wallet.
42 posted on 09/30/2009 8:50:18 AM PDT by mentor2k
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To: Rutles4Ever

Perfectly stated!


43 posted on 09/30/2009 8:50:41 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Who paid for Mary Jo Kopechne's funeral)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Yep...Kennedy was with us.


44 posted on 09/30/2009 8:51:36 AM PDT by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: Lurker

Any doubt how Sotomayor will rule? No, none.

Looking for a good outcome to support the ruling that RKBA = individual right as the gun banners arguments continue to unravel.

I so fear the justices that Obama will appoint. Two conservatives on SCOTUS are the best thing to come from the Bush Administration. Bush was no conservative, but he leaned that way at times and I’m glad SCOTUS appointments were among those times.

Almost as much as I fear Obama’s SCOTUS appointments, I fear disgruntled Republicans who will vote 3rd party and give Obama the chance to appoint more SCOTUS judges during an 8 year administration. That terrifies me. Bad as McLame is, we would not have gotten a Sotomayor. He would have given us someone left of center, but not left of Lenin.


45 posted on 09/30/2009 8:57:48 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Depression Countdown: 50... 49... 48...)
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To: Lurker

Keep showing the tapes of innocent black kids being assassinated with railroad ties. If only he was carrying and could retreat.


46 posted on 09/30/2009 8:59:09 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Depression Countdown: 50... 49... 48...)
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To: Lurker

Is this the beginning of the end of the Republic?

Imagine the Men in Black issuing a ruling affirming the gun ban in Chicago. Now, there is legal precedent in doing so, so hundreds of other liberal cities follow suit - San Francisco, New York, all the rest...

Is this the “from my cold, dead hands” part we’ve always warned about?

Of course, the Supreme Court can do the right thing and rule how the founding fathers intended. But pardon me for not holding much faith in government right now...


47 posted on 09/30/2009 8:59:24 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Some of us are wise, some of us are otherwise. -The Great One)
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To: mentor2k
Looks like they integrated my Kel Tec P3AT (or the smaller .32 variant) into a wallet!
48 posted on 09/30/2009 9:01:38 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Some of us are wise, some of us are otherwise. -The Great One)
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To: DesertRhino
It seems that only the 2nd amendment doesnt apply to the states, huh?

Wait until the Roberts court clears up this question. I have a sneaking suspicion I am going to REALLY like his answer, but let's see.

49 posted on 09/30/2009 9:01:55 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Depression Countdown: 50... 49... 48...)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

Don’t forget Harriet Miers. We had to fight for those appointments, even against President Bush’s judgment.


50 posted on 09/30/2009 9:02:21 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Some of us are wise, some of us are otherwise. -The Great One)
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