Daley Says "Stick It" To The Supreme Court


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mrreynolds
July 11, 2010, 08:16 AM
Friday, July 02, 2010

Having previously told a reporter that he would stick a rifle “up” his rear end for questioning the value of Chicago’s handgun ban, Chicago mayor Richard Daley has told the Supreme Court where to stick its ruling in McDonald v. Chicago.

Today, only 96 hours after the Court handed down its ruling, paving the way for nullification of Chicago’s handgun ban, Daley got the Chicago City Council to unanimously impose a new law designed to thwart the Court’s intent. The law prohibits dealer sales of firearms within Chicago; prohibits the possession of a handgun anywhere outside the home (even in attached garages); generally prohibits the possession of a long gun other than at home or in a fixed place of business; prohibits having more than one firearm assembled within the home; prohibits laser sighting devices; imposes a $100 fee for a mandatory three-year city pistol permit; bans “assault weapons”; bans magazines that hold more than 12 rounds; bans handguns the police superintendent deems “unsafe” due to their size, concealability, caliber or “other factors”; bans bullets made without a lead core; and imposes many other unreasonable restrictions.

Summing up NRA’s position on Daley’s move, NRA-ILA’s Chris W. Cox said “We’re going to stay in this fight until Chicago’s politicians respect the Second Amendment, and the residents of Chicago are able to fully exercise their fundamental right to keep and bear arms for self-defense and all other legitimate purposes.” Enough said.

[LINK] (http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Federal/Read.aspx?id=5953)

With NRA Support, Chicagoans Challenge New City Gun Law

Friday, July 09, 2010

Barely a week after the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in McDonald v. City of Chicago, NRA is supporting a new lawsuit—Benson v. City of Chicago—to enforce the court's decision. The suit, filed on July 6 against the city and its mayor, Richard Daley, is the first to challenge the city's new gun control ordinance passed on July 2 (please see related story from last week's Grassroots Alert here).

Just four days after the Court struck down the nearly 30 year-long handgun bans in the cities of Chicago and Oak Park, Chicago enacted one of the most restrictive anti-gun ordinances in the United States. Commenting on the scope of the new ordinance, Corporation Counsel Mara Georges, the top attorney for the city, said, "We've gone farther than anyone else ever has."

The city's so-called "Responsible Gun Ownership Ordinance" provisions include: a ban on all gun sales in the city; a ban on possession of firearms for self-defense outside the "home"—even on a patio or in an attached garage; a ban on having more than one assembled and operable firearm in the home; a provision that allows the Chicago police to arbitrarily ban "unsafe" handguns based on unlimited criteria; and a training requirement to obtain a Chicago Firearm Permit. (However, range training would be impossible since it will now be unlawful to operate a shooting range within city limits.)

Challenging the provisions are a number of gun owners and would-be gun owners in Chicago, along with the Illinois Association of Firearms Retailers—a trade association that includes members who would open gun stores and shooting ranges in the city, if not for the restrictive new law.

Commenting on the need for the lawsuit, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said, "The Supreme Court has now said the Second Amendment is an individual freedom for all. And that must have meaning. This decision cannot lead to different measures of freedom, depending on what part of the country you live in. City by city, person by person, this decision must be more than a philosophical victory. An individual right is no right at all if individuals can't access it."

"The Supreme Court told Mayor Daley and the City of Chicago that it has to respect the Second Amendment. By enacting this ordinance, their response is 'Make Us'," added NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox. "The NRA will not rest until Chicago's law-abiding residents can exercise the same freedoms that our Founding Fathers intended all Americans to have."

Recent statements by Chicago officials reflect their contempt for the Supreme Court decision. Alderman Daniel Solis stated, "the decision made by the Supreme Court is not really in the best interests of our citizens." Alderman Sharon Denise Dixon denounced what she called the Court's "blatant… misreading of the law." And another city council member even went so far as to say, "We're here today because of their poor judgment."

Benson v. City of Chicago was filed by lead counsel Charles J. Cooper and his colleagues in the Washington, D.C. firm of Cooper & Kirk. One of the nation's premier litigation firms, Cooper & Kirk has represented NRA in major constitutional litigation for many years.

[LINK] (http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Federal/Read.aspx?id=5964)

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JoeMal
July 11, 2010, 08:22 AM
"The Supreme Court told Mayor Daley and the City of Chicago that it has to respect the Second Amendment. By enacting this ordinance, their response is 'Make Us',"***? Who does this guy think he is? Daley seriously makes my blood boil

NCSteveH
July 11, 2010, 09:54 AM
Daley makes many peoples blood boil, why do you think he has a multi-million dollar armed security team that rivals the secret service.:fire:

armoredman
July 11, 2010, 09:57 AM
He is not a Daley, he is THE Daley, and that's King Daley to you! He will never change, and will continue to rant and rage even when he is placed in his prison cell.

everallm
July 11, 2010, 10:05 AM
Dear Daley

Can we spell "deprivation of civil rights under color of law.....?"

Someone pass the popcorn, it's gonna be fun watching this....shame for the folks of Chicago who have to pay for it but you can always try and reform your local political system......(only a minor degree of snark as I live in NJ where an honest politician is one who stays bought.......)

Tim the student
July 11, 2010, 10:26 AM
This guy is freakin unbelievable.

sig228
July 11, 2010, 10:28 AM
I can't believe that reporter hasn't filed charges against Daley for the threat made against him by Daley. What a bully.

alsaqr
July 11, 2010, 10:48 AM
The voters of Chicagoland just keep on electing the corrupt Daley just like they kept on electing his corrupt dad. Chicago will never change.

texas bulldog
July 11, 2010, 10:53 AM
How much taxpayer money will Chicago waster going to federal court over and over? Does anyone really think that even if they lose this one (which they will), they won't try something other trick to get what they want, one that will also have to be challenged in court. They could play that game forever...

Manco
July 11, 2010, 11:09 AM
bans magazines that hold more than 12 rounds;

They get to have 12? (in theory) I can only have 10! :mad:

M-Cameron
July 11, 2010, 11:22 AM
bans magazines that hold more than 12 rounds;
They get to have 12? (in theory) I can only have 10!

ide honestly like to know what is going through these peoples minds when they impose magazine restrictions....... apparently they must think you cant kill someone with 9 .....

Art Eatman
July 11, 2010, 12:32 PM
Enough venting...

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