Skip to comments.Federal judge strikes down part of Chicago's gun law
Posted on 06/19/2012 1:40:22 PM PDT by ColdOne
A federal judge has thrown out part of Chicago's gun law, ruling that a section banning permits for people convicted of unlawful use of a weapon is vague and unconstitutional
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Worth reading the entire Tribune article.
Nice to see a win for liberty.
Who needs a permit in the peaceful Utopia of Chicago anyway?
Couldn’t happen to a nicer tyranny. The Feds don’t edit down this overly wide dragnet — they just chuck it all out. Back to the drawing board Rahm-rod!
Sometimes, the federal court system is the only protection we citizens have against government tyranny. Three cheers for a functioning, independent judiciary.
There is something incongruent about a nonviolent person, who is not a felon but who is convicted of a misdemeanor offense of simple possession of a firearm, being forever barred from exercising his constitutional right to defend himself in his own home in Chicago against felons or violent criminals, Der-Yeghiayan said.
The same constitution that protects peoples right to bear arms prohibits this type of indiscriminate and arbitrary governmental regulation,” he continued. “It is the opinion of this court that any attempt to dilute or restrict a core constitutional right with justifications that do not have a basis in history and tradition is inherently suspect.
This ruling could really set the stage against state-level ‘assault weapons’ bans in the several states which have them, particularly for those who’ve been prosecuted and/or convicted under those laws.