Chicago: City's gun ordinance ruled unconstitutional by federal judge

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Chicago Tribune: A federal judge today declared Chicago’s ordinance banning the sale of firearms in the city unconstitutional.
In his 35-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang wrote that the city failed to persuade him that banning the sale of guns by licensed dealers was necessary to reduce gun violence that has plagued the city.
Chicago’s ordinance goes too far in outright banning legal buyers and legal dealers from engaging in lawful acquisitions and lawful sales of firearms, and at the same time the evidence does not support that the complete ban sufficiently furthers the purposes the ordinance tries to serve,” Chang wrote.
The ruling is the latest legal blow to the city, which has lost a series of court challenges by the National Rifle Association since the Supreme Court forced the city to rewrite its blanket ban on handguns three years ago.
Chang delayed his ruling from taking effect to allow the city time to appeal.
A city Law Department spokesman did not immediately return calls for comment.
The ruling stems from a 2010 lawsuit filed by three residents and an association of Illinois firearms dealers.
The suit alleged the city’s revamped ordinance violates the right of Chicago residents to keep and bear arms under the 2nd and 14th Amendments and challenged the ordinance’s provision allowing residents to have guns inside their houses but not in their garages, back porches or outside steps.
Score one for the Second Amendment!
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Hey, the Second Amendment applies in Chicago too!

CalGirl
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CalGirl

HELLO! Remember Reconstruction????? The 14th Amendment specifically PROHIBITS the STATE (OR CITY—such as CHICAGO) from violating the BILL OF RIGHTS…i.e. the Second Amendment…..WHAT WERE THEY THINKING???? Doesn’t Obama present himself as a “Constitutional Law Expert????” How about his pal….that obscene Rham Emmanuel?????? Did they think they could set up a “Berlin Wall of Gun Control????”

Paul
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When you see the police running around with loaded guns on their hip and shotguns in their car but the citizens cannot even take one out of their house for self defense then you have a serious problem when four or more hoodlums are walking your way talking trash at you and your cell phone is not going to save you. That’s when you realize the city government is really not giving a crap about your life one little bit.

Dr. Eowyn
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Finally, a judge who actually is faithful to the Constitution of the United States of America! Thank you, Judge Edmond Chang!

greenworxx
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bummer’s handlers directed him to specialize in Constitutional law (imho), obviously not to respect and protect the Constitution, but to find avenues to subvert and circumvent it in order to carry out his diabolical agendas. I have to say, it was a brilliant plan in grooming bummer for the presidency.

japoa
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I.M.O. , if judge Chang really wanted to send a message to the likes of weasels like Rhambo and his ilk , he would have not delayed the ruling .