What Chicago Thinks of A Constitutional Right

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.

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3 Responses to What Chicago Thinks of A Constitutional Right

  1. tfhr says:

    I feel bad for law abiding citizens that still live in Chicago. My family moved away long ago. Heh…there was Daly running the show back then too.

    My grandfather, born in 1903, used to tell me stories about his life in Cicero, a Chicago neighborhood. It was rough and tumble; mostly Polish, Italian and Czech. He and his friends scrounged and saved until they could all pitch in to buy a car. Looking back on that story I think the idea was to buy a vehicle with a substantial cargo capacity to make trips up to Canada to buy…alcohol. Prohibition – not “alternative” fuel – fueled that purchase. I remember my grandfather, an old tool and dye maker telling me something like, “Why should the Kennedy’s have all the fun?” The car of choice/necessity/opportunity: a used hearse.

    They never pulled off the trip to Canada or anywhere else because on the day they bought it, they made the singularly profound mistake of proudly driving their “new” car down a street that included a number of houses owned by a very important man in Chicago: Al Capone.

    When my grandfather and his friends drove by, quite innocently, the sudden and unexpected appearance of a hearse, with it’s blacked out windows and sinister connotations, sent Capone’s people, up to that point relaxing on porches and front stoops, into a wild rush for cover. In quick order Capone’s people recovered and according to my grandfather, trained a multitude of submachine guns on the hearse. Not a single shot was fired. Even then my grandfather was a man wise beyond his years – he sold the car the next day.

    Chicago hasn’t changed much. The people that run it are still organized and they’re still mostly criminals, though an argument can be made about the level of pettiness involved. Many, if not most, of the able and the good have left town. What remains behind is a tribute to the mutually supportive concepts of nepotism, kleptocracy and thuggery.

    My heart goes out to those that continue to fight for their Constitutional rights in Chicago. We used to go back there to bury our dead but the roots are gone now and there isn’t enough nostalgia left for Chicago today that inspires us to return. If Chicago is a dying town, it isn’t because law abiding citizens killed it with the guns they purchased to defend themselves. It is because Chicago cannot distinguish between Rights and wrong.

  2. Tom says:

    The people of Chicago got what they elected – a corrupt government without a care for the people that elected them.

  3. Thomas Jackson says:

    The next step will be to tax guns and ammo to death.

    Great opportunities for blackmarket arms dealers.

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