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Quigley Statement on Chicago Gun Ban Decision, National Threat of Gun Show Loophole
Chicago Press Release | June 28, 2010

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 Chicago’s 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 Chicago’s 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 Court’s 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 Daley’s 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.

It’s 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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 111th; banglist; chicago; chicagothuggery; democrats; elections; gunban; gunfreezone; loophole; lping; mcdonald; mikequigley; quigley; scotus; secondamendment; shallnotbeinfringed; ussc

1 posted on 06/28/2010 11:42:03 AM PDT by greatdefender
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To: greatdefender

http://chicagopressrelease.com/politics/quigley-statement-chicago-gun-ban-decision-national-threat-gun-show-loophole

sorry. I forget to put the link


2 posted on 06/28/2010 11:42:52 AM PDT by greatdefender (If You Want Peace.....Prepare For War)
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To: greatdefender

List of traitors?


3 posted on 06/28/2010 11:43:16 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: greatdefender
on the urgency to allow Chicago to govern its own streets.

When incompetents are in charge all the power in the world can't keep the streets safe.

4 posted on 06/28/2010 11:43:32 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: greatdefender

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!


5 posted on 06/28/2010 11:44:35 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: greatdefender
"...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?"

You mean members of Congress won't be allowed to own guns??

6 posted on 06/28/2010 11:45:48 AM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: greatdefender
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.

How about introducing legislation that closes the loophole which inexplicably permits felons, terrorists, and the mentally ill from elected office??? Particularly the Presidency!

7 posted on 06/28/2010 11:47:57 AM PDT by digger48
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To: greatdefender

There is no Gun Show Loophole.


8 posted on 06/28/2010 11:52:34 AM PDT by szweig (HYHEY!! (Have You Had Enough Yet))
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To: greatdefender
sensible restrictions

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.

9 posted on 06/28/2010 11:53:01 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: greatdefender
pass responsible gun laws that make us more safe and more free.”

Pick one.

10 posted on 06/28/2010 11:54:59 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: greatdefender
When illegal guns flood our streets,

I think I'll go bang my head on the wall.

11 posted on 06/28/2010 11:55:49 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: greatdefender

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..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fapaMikMz-A&feature=player_embedded


12 posted on 06/28/2010 11:56:01 AM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: greatdefender

***“I am disappointed and disheartened by the Supreme Court’s 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!


13 posted on 06/28/2010 11:58:05 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( Viva los SB 1070)
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To: greatdefender
When illegal guns flood our streets, precious lives are lost and communities are destroyed.

Especially when there are no legal guns.

14 posted on 06/28/2010 12:00:18 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: greatdefender; Condor51
When illegal guns flood our streets, precious lives are lost and communities are destroyed.

So then the opposite must also be true, RE: legal guns, right Quigley?

15 posted on 06/28/2010 12:01:29 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: greatdefender
to people who appeared to be criminals or straw purchasers

That kinda sounds like 'profiling'...

16 posted on 06/28/2010 12:01:50 PM PDT by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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To: from occupied ga
Didn't they make a movie about this guy?

“Mike Quigley Down Low”, or something like that?

17 posted on 06/28/2010 12:02:02 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: greatdefender
...on the urgency to allow Chicago to govern its own streets.

Funny how the left doesn't have a problem denying states the right "to govern their own streets" for controlling criminal immigrants.

18 posted on 06/28/2010 12:02:40 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: greatdefender
Under Mayor Daley’s leadership, the City of Chicago will now look to enact reasonable restrictions on gun ownership to make it as safe as possible

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?

19 posted on 06/28/2010 12:03:50 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: greatdefender

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.


20 posted on 06/28/2010 12:05:38 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Anything worth doing, is worth doing badly at first.)
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To: greatdefender
"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."

Spoken like a true statist. A kapo for modern times.
21 posted on 06/28/2010 12:12:04 PM PDT by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: greatdefender
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.

Oh, missed this. The Columbine murderers had committed enough felonies regarding state and federal gun laws that they could have been put away for a long time before they fired the first shot at school. Somehow yet another law would have stopped them?

22 posted on 06/28/2010 12:14:10 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: greatdefender
Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the City of Chicago’s 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 Chicago’s handgun ban to stand.

Ummm, different Quigley, I presume.


23 posted on 06/28/2010 12:19:31 PM PDT by archy (Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam)
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To: greatdefender
"...laws that make us more safe and more free..."

Wow...???

Laws to make us free...

The really sad thing is that there are a lot of people in America today who will read this and think it sounds perfectly reasonable.

Next thing you know, they'll be telling us: "Work Will Make You Free" .... Maybe they'll put it on big signs - hanging on gates...

24 posted on 06/28/2010 12:20:00 PM PDT by conservativeharleyguy (Democrats: Over 60 million fooled daily!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Yeah, Quigley thinks “illegal guns” flooding the streets is a crisis, but I doubt he thinks illegal immigrants isn’t.

I wonder how he’d comment on a list of all “gun crimes”-or just murders in general, broken down by demographics and ethnicity-I’d be interested to hear his explanation on why Vermont, for example, with the laxest gun laws-pretty much, has next to no “gun crime” yet Chi-town and DC, which have some amazingly restrictive laws, are awash in crime.

Hard to understand........NOT!


25 posted on 06/28/2010 12:23:54 PM PDT by Mac from Cleveland ("See what you made me do?" Major Malik Hasan)
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To: greatdefender
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?

If somebody is too dangerous to own a gun, then he's too dangerous to be loose on the streets. Or by "the most dangerous segments of society", do they mean the segments most dangerous to the criminal class of Chicago, whether in politics or not? To a lefty, the law-abiding gun owner is very dangerous -- to his plans for domination.

26 posted on 06/28/2010 12:39:00 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: greatdefender

To Quigley:

FU,FU,FU,FU,FU,FU,FU,FU,FU,FU,FU,FU,FU,FU


27 posted on 06/28/2010 12:52:10 PM PDT by Renegade ("Bring it on while I still don't need glasses to shoot your eye out ")
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To: bmwcyle

Ping.


28 posted on 06/28/2010 12:53:35 PM PDT by Apple Blossom (Politicians are like diapers, they both need changed regularly, and for the same reason.)
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To: conservativeharleyguy
"...laws that make us more safe and more free..."

Wow...???

Laws to make us free...


29 posted on 06/28/2010 1:25:01 PM PDT by archy (Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam)
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To: Mac from Cleveland
I wonder how he’d comment on a list of all “gun crimes”-or just murders in general, broken down by demographics and ethnicity-I’d be interested to hear his explanation on why Vermont, for example, with the laxest gun laws-pretty much, has next to no “gun crime” yet Chi-town and DC, which have some amazingly restrictive laws, are awash in crime.

The way things are going you'll be getting a knock on your door for a comment like that.

FMCDH!

30 posted on 06/28/2010 1:25:28 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: PapaBear3625
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?


31 posted on 06/28/2010 1:29:44 PM PDT by archy (Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam)
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To: greatdefender

Utter tripe. The so called “gun show loophole” is and always was a sham. And this leftists’ definition of “common sense” laws will equate to making actual gun ownership so onerous, burdensome, difficult and expensive as to make it impractical. Law suits against Chicago’s Shortshanks regime will be endless. And of course, all will be billed to the ever dwindling base of taxpayers


32 posted on 06/28/2010 1:41:49 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: greatdefender

Bloomberg revealed that 74 percent of sellers approached by investigators completed sales to people who appeared to be criminals or straw purchasers.

Most likely they didn’t approach licensed dealers, but
PROFILED those who looked like criminals.


33 posted on 06/28/2010 2:45:25 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: greatdefender
Money line: ...Quigley co-authored an editorial with Mayor Richard M. Daley on the urgency to allow Chicago to govern its own streets.

Using that same logic, then let me govern my own life.

34 posted on 06/28/2010 3:23:22 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: Cincinatus

No thanks. It isn’t a choice. Gun liberty (self-defense) is a human right.

In this case, safety and liberty go hand in hand.


35 posted on 06/28/2010 3:25:36 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: greatdefender

Quigley. What a GAY name. Guess it rubbed off on him.


36 posted on 06/28/2010 6:55:50 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
When illegal guns flood our streets, precious lives are lost and communities are destroyed.

*** So then the opposite must also be true, RE: legal guns, right Quigley? ***

Quigley is a bonehead. Then again he's a democrat, so I repeat myself.

  1. There is no such thing as a 'Gun Show Loophole', and/or an "Unlicensed Dealer".

    If you a are a "Gun Dealer", you MUST be licensed by the BATF, period. What he's talking about is Private Sales among Private Individuals, that's what he wants to stop. But even then, as we in IL know if you sell to someone who doesn't have a Valid FOID Card YOU can go to jail. And NO law abiding citizen is going to take that risk.

    Which means he's really talking about Criminals. Who ignore the law(s) to begin with. So One, or a Dozen more 'sensible' Gun Laws, won't make a dime's worth of difference to a criminal.

  2. There is no such thing as an "Illegal Gun". Just as there is no such thing as an 'Illegal Car".

    Both are inanimate objects, have no brain, and cannot think for themselves. They are just dumb 'machines'. It is the person at the control who may do something 'illegal' with that dumb machine. The machine has no control over the operator.

  3. There is no nexus between making it 'legal' for law abiding citizens of Chicago to own a Handgun and 'illegal guns flooding the streets'.

    He may as well argue that by making inexpensive Laptops or Desktop PC's available for everyone they will increase Home Burglary rates(1).
    And speaking of that. I'd bet thee rent that the number of Home Break-ins I hear on the scanner every weekend will DECREASE. Now it's like they wait for the homeowner to go shopping, not caring if one person is still there and break in, and then scoot before they get back. But now they won't know if that lone someone is ARMED.

    (1) One thing cheap computers HAVEN'T done is improve peoples spelling :-)

If we go 'back in history', like 1967, guns (Firearms) were EVERYWHERE in Chicago. Yet there weren't any 'bloodbaths'. Sears had them right there in the Sporting Goods Dept, no locks, no chains, no cases. Just pick em up and check em out. And the local Sports Store Sold them too. 'Heck' I was buying boxes of .22 Shorts ($.25 a box iirc) from the Local Sports Store when I was about 14-15 -- no questions asked. And every other household had some type of Firearm and again, no bloodbaths. And we didn't 'go for the gun' after we'd get in a fist fight. You won or lost and that was that.

Soooooo. All things being equal, what has really changed in Chicago, or any big city, from 'way back then' to today that makes it so 'dangerous' for people to have ready access to a firearm???? Hmmmmm, that's a toughie.

Wait! Watson I have it! Demographics!

Ooops I've committed a 'PC Sin'. I just called, 'a spade a spade'. Oh well, I can deal with it :-)

37 posted on 06/29/2010 6:09:22 AM PDT by Condor51 (SAT CONG!)
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And we didn't 'go for the gun' after we'd get in a fist fight. You won or lost and that was that.

Further evidence that our urban areas are regressing to tribalism.

38 posted on 06/29/2010 6:43:13 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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