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From CNN:

Judge rules Chicago gun ban is unconstitutional
By Dana Ford, CNN | updated 7:46 PM EST, Mon January 6, 2014

(CNN) — 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.

Chang explicitly did not rule out other types of regulation, short of a complete ban, in order to “minimize the access of criminals to firearms and to track the ownership of firearms.

“But the flat ban on legitimate sales and transfers does not fit closely with those goals,” Chang wrote.

More at the link.

The left will cry that this is a horrible ruling, but let’s face facts: the Chicago ordinance hasn’t kept the Windy City from becoming the murder capital of the nation. Why, it’s almost as though criminals don’t obey gun control laws.

3 Comments

  1. That’s it, Leftists don’t need to think, individual thought is almost always counter-productive, and it often gets in the way of the orderly dissemination of approved talking points by the parasite party’s designated opinion leaders. Long experience informs ordinary Leftist PR flacks to wait for instructions from higher authority before taking a position or offering an individual opinion, especially on TV.

    However, if caught short and pressed for a response to some Obama inspired calamity, like Fast-n-Furious or Benghazi, Leftist flacks can always fall back on fail-safe denunciations of the GOP’s imaginary hostility toward wage earners or people of color to buy time till the Democrat Party’s damage control experts step up and frame a suitable media narrative.

    Yet, when delay and double talk won’t do, the Left’s other option is to designate some willing woman as a sacrificial scapegoat, most recently Susan Rice, to lie to the nation while Obama hides behind her skirts to shield himself and Hillary from the consequences of their cold blooded abandonment of brave US soldiers to the merciless butchery of the Administration’s Islamic co-conspirators.

    Duplicitous Leftist’s are never alone, they’re immune, sheep-dipped, in the blood of generations of victims of Big Daddy government policies, and they ignore, reject, or deny any and all evidence which contradicts their pathological core dependencies, both emotional and material. Big Daddy guides and provides. Big Daddy tells his children what to believe, what to say, and why they should feel superior to enemy infidels who refuse to kneel and kiss the ground before their betters.

  2. Duplicitous Leftist’s are never alone, they’re immune, sheep-dipped, in the blood of generations of victims of Big Daddy government policies, and they ignore, reject, or deny any and all evidence which contradicts their pathological core dependencies, both emotional and material. Big Daddy guides and provides. Big Daddy tells his children what to believe, what to say, and why they should feel superior to enemy infidels who refuse to kneel and kiss the ground before their betters.

    That pretty much sums it up. Left wing arrogance really does know no bounds. And yet, there are some who think we can reason with these swine, negotiate in good faith?

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