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Another nail in Chicago's anti-gun coffin...

Discussion in 'Gun-Control Issues' started by WarCry, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. The 7th Circuit court ruled that Chicago's ban on gun ranges in they city limit not only violates 2nd amendment rights, but 1st, also.

    Ezell v. City of Chicago

    (please note: quotes below are sourced from the above-linked public document, not a copyrighted work)

    A few highlights:
    #3 is especially nice to see....

    In response to Chicago's claim that "they can just go to the suburbs":

    And there's a really good analysis/write-up at Josh Blackman's site.
  2. Gunnut 45/454

    Gunnut 45/454

    Jun 20, 2002
    I like how they state emfacticailly that the right is a Individual right ! Chitcago needs to read the tea leafs there toast! :rofl:

  3. wjv


    Jan 17, 2002
    Pacific NW
    Chicago will simply ignore the ruling by creating 1,000+ business/tax/safety requirements which "Must Be Met" before they will issue a permit for a new shooting range. .
  4. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

    May 24, 2000
    Don't all the bad guys/gang bangers in Chicago, just the streets for shooting ranges anyway???

  5. If Chicago wants to have ANY control left at all, they need to learn to play ball REAL fast, because there are two lawsuits going on right now that the plaintiffs seem to be striving for near-constitutional carry.

    Rep Brandon Phelps, trying to get CCW passed, said on the floor of the House that his door was open to try and accommodate concerns over CCW - like courthouses, colleges, etc. (Yes, it seems like he was caving, but the point was he wanted to get the BASIS passed, and we can work on the rest later.) He told peers if they didn't pass the law, the issue would be taken up in the courts, and there wouldn't be the same opportunity to wheel and deal if the courts come down on the RKBA (which is, as of today, a near certainty).

    .....Guess what happened? And guess what's coming?
  6. bigskinny


    May 14, 2010
    Central Illinois

    Come on there is no gangbangers or crime in chicago.:tongueout:
  7. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

    May 24, 2000
    You are right!!!

    WTH was I thinking???

    Guns are illegal in Chicago, so there can't be any crime there!!

    Thanks for setting me straight........... :supergrin:
  8. maestro pistolero

    maestro pistolero

    Aug 23, 2010
    If they do, they will likely be found in contempt this time, because in ordering the lower court to issue the injunction, the 7th circuit court of appeals was very careful to spefically order them NOT to use zoning laws or other end-run means to make opening/operating a range overly burdensome. The noose is only beginning to tighten.

    Even the most anti-gun judge on the panel said the city had "thumbed it's nose" at the Supreme Court ruling (McDonald vs Chicago)