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Chicago gun ban update?

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by KENENT1, Mar 29, 2010.

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  1. KENENT1

    KENENT1 Active Member

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    any body have any updates???




    tony
     
  2. Luckyman

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    Last I heard it was going to be lifted in the next couple months...As a matter of fact may Gun Stores in Cook County are stocking up on handguns in anticipation of the ban being lifted....
     
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    U.S. Supreme Court Hears Chicago Gun Ban Case

    Friday, March 05, 2010


    On Tuesday, March 2, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of McDonald v. City of Chicago. The case may well decide the scope and nature of gun laws in the United States for decades to come. The final decision will be handed down in a few months, most likely in June.

    As we’ve reported in past alerts and in NRA magazines, McDonald is one of two challenges to the Chicago handgun ban that were filed immediately after gun owners’ landmark 2008 victory in District of Columbia v. Heller. After the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled—wrongly—that 19th century cases denied any right to Second Amendment protection against state and local laws, both McDonald and the companion case, NRA v. City of Chicago, were appealed.

    The Court agreed to hear the McDonald case, but since that decision would affect the NRA case equally, the NRA was also a party to the McDonald case, and the Court granted us a share of the oral argument time.

    To make our argument, NRA was fortunate to be represented by former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement, perhaps the most highly respected and experienced Supreme Court advocate in the nation. Clement has argued more than 50 cases before the high Court and, prior to representing NRA in this case, authored the pro-Second Amendment “friend of the court” brief joined by 251 U.S. House members and 58 U.S. Senators.

    Solicitor General Clement strongly argued on behalf of NRA’s members—especially in opposing the idea that the Court could somehow apply only a “watered down version” of the Second Amendment to the states, so that states and cities could still pass anti-gun laws that the federal government could not.

    NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox commented after the argument:

    “We are optimistic the Court will hold that the Second Amendment applies to state and local governments through the Fourteenth Amendment and that handgun bans, like those in the City of Chicago and the Village of Oak Park, are unconstitutional under any standard of judicial review. This view is shared by a bipartisan group of 309 members of Congress from both chambers, 38 state attorneys general and the majority of the American people. We look forward to the decision from the Court later this Term.”
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    Don't know where you heard the gun stores were "stocking up".

    Gene Batchelar
    Wheaton, IL
     
  4. spitter

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    Not directly related to "Chicago", but Heller II was handed a setback in an effort to allow certain types of firearms within the federal district... including but not limited to self-loading pistols, while requiring significant requirements for containment within the home which prevent self-defense usage.

    Not sure how that may play with the Supremes, but that ruling will give fuel to Chicago and Daley's fire for future firearm restrictions within Chicago boundaries...

    regards all,

    Jay
     
  5. Luckyman

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    Now with quick access Bio-met security safes accessibility should not be an issue regardless of what restrictions Daily tries to impose in the home...Also home restrictions that would limit access are basically unenforceable....
     
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    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    But as you know... within Illinois, we are already required to secure firearms within the home when there are children residing - I think it was part of the "safe neighborhoods act" enacted a few years ago...

    regards,

    Jay
     
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