Skip to comments.Federal judge strikes down Chicago gun law
Posted on 01/06/2014 4:13:36 PM PST by markomalleyEdited on 01/06/2014 4:53:05 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
A federal district court judge in Chicago ruled Monday that the citys ban on gun sales is unconstitutional.
In a 35-page opinion, Judge Edmond E. Chang from the Northern District of Illinois wrote that the citys law goes too far. Chang was appointed by President Obama in 2010.
Chang delayed the effect of his ruling, however, in order to allow the city time to respond. In his opinion, he acknowledged the citys stark reality of thousands of shooting victims and murders each year.
But on the other side of this case is another feature of government.: certain fundamental rights are protected by the Constitution, put outside governments reach, including the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense under the Second Amendment, he wrote. This right must also include the right to acquire a firearm.
Currently, Chicago bans the sale of handguns within city limits. The ban was imposed when the city enacted new regulations after the Supreme Court struck down the citys handgun ban in 2010.
In September, a committee of Chicagos city council members amended its laws to allow concealed weapons. This change reflected the law Illinois lawmakers passed last year allowing people to carry concealed guns.
And Rahm will cut another nice check to the plaintiffs.
It’s death by a thousand cuts at this point with all of the ridiculous, petty, anti-2A ordinances the Chicago city council can’t help themselves from passing (unanimously in most cases).
Daley-Obama et al ain't gonna' like that.
Still, it’s going to leave a mark.
Do I understand this correctly? Chicago passed a new law banning the "sale of" guns in Chicago after the supreme court ruled they could not ban the right to bear arms? Next they'll ban the use of ammunition, then the sale of ammunition. Then they'll move on a ban to limit the forcible projection velocity of objects smaller than a baseball.
Chicago is a joke, a circus and bastion of immoral filth, hatred and corruption.
Electing(selecting) democrat judges is suicidal.. in every case, federal, state or local..
The Obama Crime Family will not be happy. It’s not nice to mess with the Dear Leader. For a window into the future, I refer to to recent events in North Korea.
The appalling rate of firearm homicides in Chicago is the very reason to strike down any and all impediments that keep the local citizenry unarmed.
The police have no obligation to protect anyone. The courts have no authority to force them. People must rely on themselves and their neighbors for their own protection.
Let it happen.
Chicago has frozen over
both literally and figuratively.
The work environment for the goons
and thugs that keep some of these
hoodlum politicians in office is
about to become significantly
...ruled Monday that the citys ban on gun sales is unconstitutional... Judge Edmond E. Chang... wrote that the citys law goes too far. ...was appointed by President Obama in 2010. ...delayed the effect of his ruling ...to allow the city time to respond... acknowledged the citys stark reality of thousands of shooting victims and murders each year. But on the other side of this case is another feature of government.: certain fundamental rights are protected by the Constitution, put outside governments reach, including the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense under the Second Amendment, he wrote. This right must also include the right to acquire a firearm.IOW, on the correct side of this case is the stark reality of the unconstitutional nature of the law. Thanks markomalley.
This will allow more guns in Chicago. I wonder if, oddly, there will now be a decrease in murders in Chicago.
BWA HAA HAAAA
“Shall not be infringed” Do these morons need to be reminded of what infringe means? I know, the question doesn’t mean much in light of our lost culture in America.
Actually, that’s Gomer Pyle. Barney was all “Nip it! Nip it in the bud!” Frankly, I think Barney would have been a gun grabber.
Shazam’ You Nailed it!
The Federal circuit here is surprisingly conservative. The fact that on Obama appointee wrote this is pretty incredible, tho.