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tracker 06-26-2008 06:21 PM

Illinois State Rifle Association has already filed a lawsuit -Chicago Gun Ban
 
CHICAGO (CBS) ― The U.S. Supreme Court says Americans have a right to own guns for self-defense and hunting, and the ruling will likely invalidate the 26-year-old ban on handguns in the City of Chicago.

In fact, the Illinois State Rifle Association has already filed a lawsuit challenging the Chicago ban.

The 5-4 ruling specifically struck down a ban on handguns in Washington, D.C. The court ruled that the District of Columbia's 32-year-old ban on handguns is incompatible with gun rights under the Second Amendment. The decision goes further than even the Bush administration wanted, and leaves most gun laws intact, but could invalidate Chicago's.

The Supreme Court ruling does not automatically invalidate the Chicago handgun ban, but opens up the possibility of a court challenge that could get it declared unconstitutional.

The Illinois State Rifle Association filed a lawsuit with just that purpose in mind at 9:15 a.m.

The National Rifle Association also plans to file lawsuits in Chicago and several suburbs, as well as San Francisco, challenging handgun restrictions there based on Thursday's outcome.
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/supreme.court.handguns.2.757471.html

Dillinger 06-26-2008 06:37 PM

Sweet. :D

Let the onslaught of challenges begin. I can see some City's just giving up before they have to explain how they are going broke defending these ridiculous policies...

JD

BigO01 06-26-2008 07:24 PM

Shame at the same time as all of this the same Court has limited "punitive" damage awards by the lower courts .

Lets see how they like trying to be run to ground via their pocketbooks for a change !!

bkt 06-26-2008 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by tracker (Post 29354)
CHICAGO (CBS) ― The U.S. Supreme Court says Americans have a right to own guns for self-defense and hunting,

First, it's "arms", not just guns. Second, it's for the PRESERVATION OF FREEDOM, not just hunting and self-defense. Until our own government recognizes this, we're not out of the woods, IMO.

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Originally Posted by tracker (Post 29354)
and the ruling will likely invalidate the 26-year-old ban on handguns in the City of Chicago.

Good. Very good.

tracker 06-26-2008 08:47 PM

I can only imagine the responce that the Illinois Rifle Association is getting, with the news of their filing suit. In the last two hours since I posted this on my "little piss ant" Blog---my visitors are 8 times my dailey average---just on that article alone, and rising.

ScottG 06-27-2008 08:03 PM

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Originally Posted by tracker (Post 29392)
I can only imagine the responce that the Illinois Rifle Association is getting, with the news of their filing suit. In the last two hours since I posted this on my "little piss ant" Blog---my visitors are 8 times my dailey average---just on that article alone, and rising.

The jerk mayor is getting nervous. He must be visiting your blog and quaking in his boots! :D


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