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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court says the Constitution's "right to keep and bear arms" applies nationwide as a restraint on the ability of government to limit its application.
Originally posted by Surfrat
At least 5 of the 9 Justices understand that America is America and anti-gun cities can't override the Constitution just because they disagree with the 2nd amendment or any other amendment.
Mayor Richard Daley today rejected the idea that the Supreme Court is likely to overturn the city's gun ban, but said that he will be ready to act quickly to put in place restrictions on gun ownership if it does.
The mayor said if the court overturns the Chicago ban, as expected, he'll quickly present new legislation to the City Council.
He also said that if guns are allowed in Chicago, something has to be done to allow police, firefighters and other first responders know how many weapons are in a home as they respond to a call.
Preserving the handgun ban has been high on Daley's agenda during his two decades as mayor. For years, Daley also has pressed state lawmakers for tighter gun control laws, including an assault weapons ban,but has found only limited success in a state where gun owner rights are closely guarded downstate.
"We'll work harder to make sure only responsible adults can have access to guns across the nation," Daley said.
Originally posted by Alien Mind
There is already a thread about this.
Originally posted by chise61
To the five justices that voted with the constitution and the people.
Sadly it won't change anything here in Chicago. Daley has already been planning to enact different restrictions on us.....
Awww isn't he sweet he doesn't want to just violate the 2nd amendment rights of the citizens of Chicago, he wants to do it to all American citizens
Originally posted by Retseh
Funny how any ruling that actually EXTENDS the amount of freedom we have gets minimal attention in ATS.
Difficult to make out that we are so oppressed when the powers that be keep giving us more rights to own deadly weapons and ammunition on an unlimited basis, all at a time when almost every other country restricts the ownership of those items.
Doesn't sit too well with that "evil oppressive USA" tag does it crackpots?
I know it will piss off some people to hear me say it, but felons should not be restricted access to guns. Especially when there are so many felonies that have no clear victim.
As expected, Mayor Daley and Chicago's City Council are circling the wagons to defend against an unfavorable decision by the Supreme Court concerning the city's gun ban.
Daley said the city would have in place a new ordinance aimed at making it difficult to purchase and own a gun in Chicago.
"We'll publicly propose a new ordinance very soon," Daley said at an afternoon press conference concerning the gun ban.
"We are digesting the 200 pages and will have something tomorrow to stand up to the court's ruling," says Ald. Anthony Beale, chairman of Police and Fire Co. Committee on Chicago's City Council.