Chicago politics loses another round to the Constitution

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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.

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