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Daley & City Council defy US Supreme Court

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Mayor Daley of Chicago just does not seem to get it. The 2nd Amendment is a fundamental right that includes the right to self defense. Despite the Supreme Court's ruling.... the mayor and city council have passed an ordinance (45 - 0) that limits gun owners in the city of Chicago from fully exercising that right on their own property: According to Fox News, the new ordinance provides that:

  • Gun owners need a Chicago Firearms permit, which costs $100 and must be renewed every 3 years, in addition to their Illinois Firearm owner’s ID.

  • Firearms sales are banned in the city.

  • Chicago residents can register only 1 handgun per month.

  • When a weapon is transported it much be taken apart and not accessible.

  • It is illegal to have your gun on the porch, yard or Garage. The gun is only legal inside the residence.

  • Only one gun in the house can be ready to be fired. The rest must have trigger locks or be disassembled.

  • Guns are banned from hotels, dorms or group living environments.

(see the entire story)

In Chicago now, they will register the owner of firearms much like the state of Illinois already does through a Firearms Owner ID card (FOID card), but not allow a person to defend themselves with a firearm on their own property other than inside the residence. Although Heller dealt with the issue of owning a firearm in the home for self-defense, I doubt the Supreme Court allowed the banning of such on a person's own property.

But Daley and the council just don't get it. So they play games with their own constituents lives. While they believe that through these actions they are preserving life - in reality they are making it difficult for good honest law abiding citizens to defend themselves against others who would do them harm.

It's not only unAmerican - according to the Supreme Court - it's unconstitutional.

Written by Gary

Saturday 03 July 2010 at 10:05 am

Posted in News & Editorials

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