The “Chicago Way” took another hit on the chin as a federal judge has ruled that Chicago’s end around to try and infringe upon its citizens right to keep and bear arms was unconstitutional.
Gun Control advocates, never letting a right go unmolested had attempted to ban sales of gun within the city. The city, mind you, that was the murder capital of the country two years running even though it had a complete ban on private citizens carrying firearms. A city that in the month of August, with it’s complete ban on carrying a firearm had 52 firearm murders and 224 people being shot. The city felt the need to further deny the rights of its citizens to defend themselves when the CCW issuance finally went into effect in 2014.
By this they hoped to drive sales of legal guns as far outside of Cook County as possible making it most difficult for the law abiding to purchase a gun for defense while any criminal or gang banger will just buy their weapons out of a trunk of some gun runners car.
Fortunately, U.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang ruled that such measures were unconstitutional. In his ruling Chang rules that while the government has a duty to protect its citizens, it’s also obligated to protect constitutional rights, including the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense.
Unfortunately, Chang has allowed a stay in the ruling to allow the political mobsters that run the city a chance to appeal, which they seem to be chomping at the bit to do.
But even then, one wonders of the fallacies that the Chicago power brokers are putting forth to try and support their ban. Roderick Drew, the spokesman for Chicago Law Enforcement gave this gem of finger pointing to support the city’s gun sale ban:
“Every year Chicago police recover more illegal guns than officers in any city in the country, a factor of lax federal laws as well as lax laws in Illinois and surrounding states related to straw purchasing and the transfer of guns. We need stronger gun safety laws, not increased access to firearms within the city.”
So it is EVERYBODY else’s fault that Chicago is a den of murder and violence and nothing to do with the long history of disarmament and civil rights violations of its law abiding citizens? Also, if its the lax laws of the surrounding states then is Drew saying that Chicago would also be lax in giving out firearms? Because if the Chicago authorities put themselves in a higher plane than those lax in the surrounding areas their wouldn’t BE straw sales. So what is Drew saying? He and his puppet masters DON’T WANT GUNS IN THE HANDS OF THE LAW ABIDING in Chicago. He uses the boogey man of straw purchases from outside the city to try and dance his way around it but those purchases have nothing to do with legal purchases inside the city.
But try as they might, the slimy underbelly of Chicago politics is finally seeing the light of day and people are realizing just how dirty and corrupt it is.