Judge rules against Demar(Illinois)


PDA






Blaster
October 31, 2004, 02:20 PM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0410300273oct30,1,1134525.story?coll=chi-news-hed

A Cook County judge Friday rejected the arguments of a Wilmette man who claimed his constitutional rights were violated after he shot a home intruder and then was cited for violating a village ordinance banning possession of a handgun.

Hale DeMar, who shot Morio Billings of Chicago after Billings broke into his home in December, challenged the village ordinance under which he was fined $750.

In a 16-page order, Circuit Judge Thaddeus Machnik dismissed his claim, disputing DeMar's argument that his right to privacy under the 14th Amendment includes the right to possess a handgun in his home.

"On Friday, Machnik's order concluded, in part: "The United States Supreme Court, the Seventh Circuit, and the Illinois Supreme Court have categorically held that the right to possess a firearm, and particularly a handgun is not a fundamental right." The judge also stated that municipalities have a "legitimate governmental interest" in reducing firearm-related deaths and injuries.

You know what to do: write,call,run his fax machine out of ink and paper

Circuit Judge Thaddeus Machnik
Address: Richard J. Daley Center
50 Washington St., Room 1001
Chicago, IL 60602


Phone: (312) 603-7957

Fax: (312) 603-4557
(312) 603-3475 (Executive Officer)

If you enjoyed reading about "Judge rules against Demar(Illinois)" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
Standing Wolf
October 31, 2004, 06:13 PM
The United States Supreme Court, the Seventh Circuit, and the Illinois Supreme Court have categorically held that the right to possess a firearm, and particularly a handgun is not a fundamental right.

Two out of three isn't half-bad.

If you enjoyed reading about "Judge rules against Demar(Illinois)" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!