Skip to comments.Daley: City anticipating overturn of gun ban
Posted on 05/20/2010 12:35:55 AM PDT by smokingfrog
Within the next five weeks the United States Supreme Court will rule on a challenge to Chicago's 28-year-old ban on handguns. It's believed the court will rule that the law is unconstitutional. ABC 7's Paul Meincke talked with Mayor Richard Daley about what the city might do next.
Conventional wisdom is that the handgun ban will not pass constitutional muster. Mindful of that, the city has been -- for some time now -- formulating plans on what it does next. The mayor says there are plans in place still being refined. But a strong hint of what Chicago will do requires only a look at the nation's capital.
Two years ago, the Supreme Court declared Washington DC's handgun ban unconstitutional, saying that residents have a 2nd Amendment right to possess a handgun in the home for self-defense. But the court also said that right is not unlimited and local governments are free to enact reasonable gun regulation.
"We'll be looking at local ordinances. We'll have to wait for the decision to come down and what they will say in the decision," said Mayor Daley.
What Chicago does may be patterned after what Washington DC has already done. Its new gun control laws -- now a year old -- say that prospective handgun owners must register their guns after undergoing more extensive background checks, including giving fingerprints and photographs.
The gun they buy must first be given to police for ballistics identification. An owner must complete a training course -- four hours in the classroom, one on a gun range. And, among other restrictions, you can register no more than one gun a month, and you must undergo background checks every six years.
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SCOTUS needs to cut the crap and put firm limits on “reasonable”. They are playing games with this issue.
This is why the idiot now up for nomination should not get nominated. Notice the time date. Around time she would be or not be confirmed.
Get rid of Obama now before his term is up.
The Supreme Court case may not determine anything other than lip service just like Heller. I would like to think McDonald would help to overturn 20,000 gun laws but I think it’s too much to hope for. Not when we have a turncoat gun group like the goa which asked for the narrow view on Heller.
criminals, the lot of em...
need a NYSE pick for rope futures...
Chicago is a septic tank of politicians. As is Washington D.C.
Constitution be damned.
We don need no constitution.
We needs to control compliant citizans.
>Constitution be damned.
>We don need no constitution.
>We needs to control compliant citizens.
On that note:
Chicago criminals are afraid.
is this bad somehow?
Insurance to exercise a right? LOL!