Chicago has swiftly reacted to the Supreme Court decision throwing out their handgun ban. By a vote of 45 to 0 the city council enacted draconian “reasonable” gun laws for their citizens. (Yahoo! News link expires quickly).
Let’s see what’s in there:
Onerous fees? Check!
Required training? Check!
Banning of training withing Chicago? Check!
Draconian penalties for failing to meet their rules? Check!
Burdensome restriction allowing only one gun to be registered per month? Check!
Absolute prohibition to take the gun even to one’s own porch or garage? Check!
Fingerprinting and registry of gun owners? Check!
Banning of gun shops from Chicago? Check!
And there is even more.
So much for the right of people in Chicago to keep and bear arms.
I warned that the decision this week was not the great victory that it was being touted as.
As always, remember that Chicago is a Democrat machine town and helped give us Barack Obama.