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Chicago anti-gun antics already starting....

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Brian in Oregon, Jun 29, 2010.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Cripes, the ink ain't even dry yet on the SCOTUS ruling, and the Chicago thugs are already trying to restrict gun ownership again. This time a scheme for only one handgun per person, AND per household. I guess that means a husband and wife must share their gun. That's just one of the "reasonable restrictions". Registration, training, liability insurance, cosmetic features bans, and ammo bans are already being looked at. So much for "shall not be infringed".

    City Hall could limit number of guns allowed in a home

    Chicago may severely limit the number of handguns that can be kept in a single home and ban gun dealers within city limits in the wake of Monday's landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that gutted the city’s handgun ban, City Hall’s top attorney said today.

    The court's ruling “did not say that a person is entitled to more than one handgun, and one handgun is sufficient for self defense,” Corporation Counsel Mara Georges told aldermen at a City Council committee meeting. “We believe that a limitation on the number of handguns to one per person per residence would be consistent with the Supreme Court’s decisions.”

    Limiting handguns could save lives, Georges said, in keeping with comments made Monday by her boss, Mayor Richard Daley.

    “Reducing the number of handguns in Chicago is critical to public safety,” Georges said. “Handguns are overwhelmingly the cause of firearm deaths and injuries in Chicago. Handguns were used in 402 of 412 firearms homicides in Chicago in 2008. That’s 98 percent of the firearms homicides.”

    The Supreme Court decision held that it is a citizen’s fundamental right to keep a handgun in the home for self protection. But the Chicago ruling and a previous decision related to a Washington, D.C. ban, saw justices state that some gun-control laws are allowed, provided they are “reasonable.”

    Limiting handguns would comply with the decisions, Georges said. Part of the goal is to prevent straw purchases, limit suicides and make it less likely one family member will hurt another, either accidentally or intentionally.

    “The same concerns that motivate a one handgun per person per residence limit — reducing the number of guns in circulation in Chicago and the risk of illegal traffic in guns — motivate the gun dealer ban,” she added. “Gun dealers have access to large quantities of guns. Gun stores therefore pose a serious risk of guns flowing quickly into the community and into the hands of criminals through theft or through illegal trafficking.”

    She went on to say that there are 45 gun stores within 13 miles of the city.

    “It is clear that Chicago residents who would like to own a gun for self defense in the home have a wide array of options very close to the city at which to purchase their handgun,” she said. “There is no need for more gun dealers in the area and certainly not in Chicago. With so many gun dealers located so close to Chicago, adding more stores to the mix by allowing dealers in Chicago could cause an increase in firearms crimes and homicides within the city.”

    The committee won't be voting any new gun measures today as City Hall works to make sure whatever new laws are passed can survive legal challenges.
    Georges' remarks came the day after the Supreme Court concluded that the 2nd Amendment grants a fundamental right to keep a handgun in the home for protection. The 5-4 ruling gutted longstanding gun bans in Chicago and Oak Park. The matter is now expected to be sent back to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, where a final ruling will be entered. But the city hopes to have new gun regulations in place by then to render the matter legally irrelevant, Georges said.

    Earlier today, Georges said a requirement that handguns must be registered in the city will definitely be in the new ordinance. The city also is considering requirements that gun owners undergo training, submit to a criminal-background check and obtain liability insurance, she said.

    Also under consideration are ballistics testing or “stamping” of each weapon so spent ammunition can be traced back to a specific gun. “We’ve looked at an assault weapons ban, that’s something our current ordinance contains,” she added. “I think it makes sense to continue an assault weapons ban, to continue allowing only certain kinds of weapons and prohibiting others, prohibiting certain kinds of ammunition.”

    Posted at 11:42:13 AM in Chicago City Council, Mayor of Chicago
     
  2. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

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    “Reducing the number of handguns in Chicago is critical to public safety,” Georges said. “Handguns are overwhelmingly the cause of firearm deaths and injuries in Chicago. Handguns were used in 402 of 412 firearms homicides in Chicago in 2008. That’s 98 percent of the firearms homicides.”

    I thought the Chicago handgun ban had ended all gun violence in the city and that's why they did not want scary people like Mr. McDonald buying a gun.
     
  3. timberfaller

    timberfaller Well-Known Member

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    Commie's never respect the "rule of law" I for one am getting tired of refering to people who think like this as "liberals", call them for what they really are!

    Its time to take the gloves off!
     
  4. jimrich60

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    Obtaining our rights under the 2nd Amendment will continue to be a long and difficult process, but we we will win eventually.

    In Heller, the Supreme Court finally ruled that the 2nd Amendment refers to an individual right and not some militia or national guard.

    In McDonald we achieved step 2 when the Court ruled that the 2nd Amendment applies not only to the federal government, but to state and local governments.

    Step 3 will now have to address the question of what "infringement" means. Since in McDonald, the Court acknowledged that the right to keep and bear arms is a "fundamental right" (the Court has long operated on the principle that there are various "levels" of rights with fundamental being the most stringent and subject to least restrictions (i.e., the government must show an overwhelming need for restrictions on a fundamental right) there will soon a slue of lawsuits challenging various restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms. A lawsuit on the D.C. restrictions is already making its way through lower courts for instance. More will follow.

    Jim R
     
  5. jimrich60

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    The fact that the politicians in any state or locality can and do pass dozens of restrictions on the right to keep bear arms shows two things (three really, but any thinking person knows politicians as a group are dishonest, dictatorial, and just plain bad) The first is that there are a fairly large group of folks who buy into the liberal garbage line that "guns are evil" and must be restricted or banned from ordinary citizens. The second is that there is an even larger group that is just to d***n lazy or uninterested in our freedoms and rights to bother to vote.

    We cannot do much about the first group. They have been brainwashed and/or depend on the politicians for just about everything. But if you have been part of the second group, then get out and vote in your states primaries. Then get out and vote in November. Kick the liberals and gun grabbers out (federal, state, local, or wherever) and put some honest men and women who respect the Constitution in their place. If we all do that, the lefties, gun grabbers,and crooks will be history.

    Jim R
     
  6. 2 Labs

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    My question is how many had an Il. foid card ? I bet none did.
     
  7. bigunn

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    You have to remember daily is a thug and my opinion and a idiot how dare the serpreme fell his what to do in his kingdom.
     
  8. Mr. D

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    “Reducing the number of handguns in Chicago is critical to public safety,” Georges said.

    I think he has this wrong it should have read:

    “Reducing the number of handguns in Chicago to black males 18-40 is critical to public safety,”

    Sorry but you have to call a spade a spade.
     
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