Skip to comments.Quigley Statement on Chicago Gun Ban Decision, National Threat of Gun Show Loophole
Posted on 06/28/2010 11:41:53 AM PDT by greatdefender
CHICAGO (CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM) Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the City of Chicagos handgun ban.
Earlier this year, Quigley spearheaded the effort of 55 Members of Congress in filing a friend of the court amicus brief, urging the Court to allow Chicagos handgun ban to stand.
Quigley also supports the right of state and local governments to maintain sensible restrictions on gun possession and use.
I am disappointed and disheartened by the Supreme Courts decision today. When illegal guns flood our streets, precious lives are lost and communities are destroyed. However, in its decision, the Court specifically noted that laws regulating firearms are still permissible.
Under Mayor Daleys leadership, the City of Chicago will now look to enact reasonable restrictions on gun ownership to make it as safe as possible, and I fully support this effort.
While one question was answered today, a much larger and more alarming one looms: Will Congress finally heed the call to enact common-sense gun legislation that would keep weapons out of the hands of the most dangerous segments of society?
Today, there is sensible, bi-partisan legislation before Congress that would close the gun show loophole which inexplicably permits felons, terrorists, and the mentally ill to purchase weapons without a background check. The tragedy at Columbine a decade ago and the recent Pentagon shooting share a common trait: the firearms used in each shooting spree originated from a gun show. A recent gun show audit conducted by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg revealed that 74 percent of sellers approached by investigators completed sales to people who appeared to be criminals or straw purchasers. Inexplicably, special interests and powerful lobbies in Washington have prevented this measure from passing.
Its time to say no more. I plan to work tirelessly in Congress with my willing colleagues to help reclaim the middle ground in this discussion and pass responsible gun laws that make us more safe and more free.
Last year, Quigley co-authored an editorial with Mayor Richard M. Daley on the urgency to allow Chicago to govern its own streets. He has also called for the reinstatement of the assault weapons ban (which expired in 2004) and is fighting to close the gun-show loophole, a lapse in gun-control law that allows unlicensed gun dealers to sell weapons without performing a background check.
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List of traitors?
When incompetents are in charge all the power in the world can't keep the streets safe.
Hey Mike! Your ban does not affect any of the illegal guns in Chicago. It only removes them from the hands of your bosses, the law abiding citizens, who need them to protect themselves from the like of you!
You mean members of Congress won't be allowed to own guns??
How about introducing legislation that closes the loophole which inexplicably permits felons, terrorists, and the mentally ill from elected office??? Particularly the Presidency!
There is no Gun Show Loophole.
In government speech this means a total prohibition from anyone not employeed by the government.
Actually Chicago deserves all the crap it gets. Chicago voters elected the two tyrants Quigley and Daly. They should suffer the consequences.
I think I'll go bang my head on the wall.
I actually ran against this absolute Jerk,He is anti Gun for Law abiding citizens
He is 100 Percent Open Borders Pro-illegal alien
Here is my NRA interview..
***I am disappointed and disheartened by the Supreme Courts decision today.”****
Translation...”They are on to us for denying CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS to our subjects, er that is, citizens!”
We knew it was illegal when they first banned guns years ago!
Especially when there are no legal guns.
So then the opposite must also be true, RE: legal guns, right Quigley?
That kinda sounds like 'profiling'...
“Mike Quigley Down Low”, or something like that?
Funny how the left doesn't have a problem denying states the right "to govern their own streets" for controlling criminal immigrants.
Given that Daley's current laws were struck down and his new laws will be "reasonable," is he admitting that the current laws are unreasonable?
I’ll agree to compromise. They can have their check for ALL transfers, if I can have an assurance that no government records are kept about the purchaser.
The seller must call the background check agency to see if the buyer is qualified, but no information is conveyed to the agency about what is being purchased.
Better still, make it like buying liquor. Every state driver’s license can have a special endorsement for DISqualified purchasers. Flash the ID, pay cash. Just like liquor.
Some might not like my compromise, but the real point is that if this is shoved in the face of every gun grabber worried about the “gun-show loophole”, it will reveal them to be bent on a scheme that is engineered for confiscation.