published Monday, March 7th, 2011

Disregard for Second Amendment

After the U.S. Supreme Court properly ruled in 2010 that a full handgun ban in Chicago was unconstitutional, the city found a way to get around the ruling and, in effect, to keep its excessive gun-control rules on the books.

It declared that guns were technically permissible inside a private home if the owner were trained in handling a firearm. But that “training” requirement included practice at a firing range — and Chicago forbids firing ranges inside the city!

So a person who wishes to have a handgun in his home for protection is forced, at his expense, to leave the city to seek out the necessary training.

That is plainly unreasonable, and various groups and individuals have joined a federal lawsuit to overturn the anti-Second Amendment ordinance.

Gun owners obviously should handle their weapons responsibly. But government should not set up gun restrictions so burdensome that their practical effect is to forbid gun ownership.

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Francis said...

chicago is a democrat party dictatorship. pretty much a socialist thugocracy. being a native of the area i can say that from first hand experience. it's amazing how democrats continue their assault on law abiding citizens who want to own guns. chicago is a city overrun by criminals..and there's no sign of it changing.

March 7, 2011 at 5:29 a.m.
hambone said...

How does the per capita shooting rate in the Republican stronghold of Chattanooga compare to Chicago?

March 7, 2011 at 7:12 a.m.

at least 4 people were shot this weekend in Chattanooga.

March 7, 2011 at 11:06 a.m.
nucanuck said...

As the number of impoverished families increases,so does anger and frustration at the inability to survive playing by the rules. American society is slowly breaking down and at the individual level,owning a gun seems like a logical response to greater numbers of "dangerous" people.

Guns,however,are not a cure,not even an effective palliative for the problem. Guns are the individual's reflex reaction to problems beyond the individual's control and will actually make America worse.

March 7, 2011 at 11:35 a.m.
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