Judge rules Chicago gun ban is unconstitutional

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  • Mreed911

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    Link: Judge rules Chicago gun ban is unconstitutional - CNN.com


    A federal judge ruled Monday that Chicago's ban on virtually all sales and transfers of firearms is unconstitutional.
    "The stark reality facing the City each year is thousands of shooting victims and hundreds of murders committed with a gun. But on the other side of this case is another feature of government: certain fundamental rights are protected by the Constitution, put outside government's reach, including the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense under the Second Amendment," wrote U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang. "Chicago's ordinance goes too far in outright banning legal buyers and legal dealers from engaging in lawful acquisitions and lawful sales of firearms," he continued.


    Big Dipper

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    Well last year good old Cook County added a $25 per unit tax on sales of firearms. I would not be surprised if the liberal elite that are running Chicago decide that they can up that and tack on, let's say, a 100% tax for the sale of any firearm within the city. The out and out ban goes away and they suddenly accomplish the same result by making it economically infeasible to buy in the city. But of course the gang members don't (can't) buy from FFLs anyway so the powers that be and their ignorant laws have ZERO effect on the real problem.


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    I wonder how many more times Shitcago is going to get its political dick slammed in the door before they realize that they're going to continue having that happen until they STOP violating the Constitutional rights of their citizens.
    Until they are in the same boat as Detroit???

    Shotgun Jeremy

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    The judge put that ban on ice!
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