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Posted on 01/13/2014 5:06:24 PM PST by raptor22
Gun Control: A federal judge rules that the right to keep and bear arms includes the right to buy them and that while government is obligated to protect its citizens, it must protect their constitutional rights as well.
Chicago's long-standing attempt to deny its citizens their full Second Amendment rights under the U.S. Constitution was met with yet another court defeat. This time, it came via a ruling by U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang that the city ban on retail gun shops owned by licensed dealers went too far to count as a "sensible restriction" on gun ownership to prevent gun violence, in what has arguably become the nation's murder capital.
"The ban on gun sales and transfers," wrote Judge Chang in a 35-page opinion, "prevents Chicagoans from fulfilling, within the limits of Chicago, the most fundamental prerequisite of legal gun ownership that of simple acquisition." Chang found the city's "blanket ban" on sales and transfers of firearms violated the constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
In a 5-4 decision in 2008, Heller v. District of Columbia, written by Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court overturned D.C.'s draconian gun law. Similar to Chicago's law, D.C.'s law barred private ownership of handguns, but the Supreme Court reaffirmed that the right to bear arms was indeed an individual constitutional right.
On the heels of Heller, however, a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, led by Judge Frank Easterbrook, rejected subsequent suits brought by the National Rifle Association against the city of Chicago and its suburb of Oak Park, Ill., on the grounds that Heller applied only to the District of Columbia and not to the states and their municipalities.
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ping or pang for Zeroista responses...... poofffff !!!!
You fancy yourself a wit, but you’re only half right.
The Rats in Chicago have asked for 6 months to come up with “rules” about gun shops. During those 6 months they will come up with so many rules and regulations that it will be economically and practically if not literally impossible to open up a gun store in Cook County.
This is good news, but look for Chicago to do its best to make this difficult or nearly impossible.
Look at DC after Heller. Now it’s only almost impossible to buy a handgun. If you want to bear arms........ forget it.
so what is YOUR suggestion?
Next is NYC then the rest of NY.
Lock and load
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“If you want to bear arms........ forget it.”
Not really. Just move out of Dirty City to the United States.
What part of the Bill of Rights don’t these people understand?
They understand it just fine; it's just that it stands in the way of their new world order.
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