Skip to comments.Illinois AG seeks to deny forcibly disarmed young woman her day in court
Posted on 06/21/2013 4:16:36 AM PDT by marktwain
Yesterday, we looked at Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's latest maneuvers intended to minimize Illinoisans' Constitutionally guaranteed, fundamental human right of the individual to keep and bear arms. Or perhaps that it is not her latest maneuver. As it turns out, she has also been busy lately trying to persuade the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois to dismiss an 18-year-old woman's lawsuit over the state's refusal to issue her a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card, required in Illinois for purchase or possession of guns and ammunition. From the Madison-St. Clair Record:
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The Government says it can send an 18 year old soldier, fully armed into combat but an 18 year old citizen has no right to her own defense?? Is this AG a total idiot?
Would have been nice if the author had reviewed both sides of the legal argument. The sad state of modern journalism.
Wait. The Government can arm Syrian rebels with ALL kinds of different weaponry, but an 18 yo AMERICAN citizen has no right to her own defense? Will anybody take a more active stance vs. Obamaland puppets?
Now we see why Chicago awash in murder and mayhem. Illinois would rather use its power of the state to deny law-abiding citizens their constitutional rights than go after thugs and gang bangers.
My homestate is a hopeless cause. Lisa Madigan could easily be the next train wreck of a governor here. She has a D next to her name.
Mean while, Peoria, Woodford and Tazewell county prosecutors have said they will not prosecute people for carrying concealed, local police departments are told, not to arrest.
I live in Tazewell county. All three of those counties are in central Illinois.
The Government says it can send an 18 year old soldier, fully armed into combat but an 18 year old citizen has no right to her own defense?? Is this AG a total idiot?”........
Speaking of total idiots”, these same soldiers are not able to shoot at the enemy UNLESS the enemy fires first. Wonder why so many of our soldiers are getting shot?
What about their own self defense?
This country has gone INSANE!
“Saying that the scope of the Second Amendment does not extend to protect those under 21,...”
1. We need more discussion on the scope of the Second Amendment and less unthinking dependance on “Shall not be infringed”.
2. The Militia Act of 1792 covered men aged 18-45 and required them to provide themselves with arms. I’d have to say that the Founders intended for the scope of the Second Amendment to extend to protect those under 21.
Today, 10 USC 311 puts the lower age limit for the militia at 17, but they aren’t required to provide themselves with arms.