Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Chicago City Council Reluctantly Ends Gun Registry -

Richard Posner, the prolific, sometimes unorthodox, conservative judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago declared in  Moore v. Madigan that there is a fundamental right to go armed on the streets of Chicago.  Just as a Revolutionary War settler could bring a gun to to the trading post to protect himsel from "hostile Indians", today a citizen can go armed on the South Side of Chicago where danger also lurks.  Tthe Illinois Legislature was compelled to repeal is ban on concealed carry of weapons.  Now the Chicago City Council has been compelled to follow suit. Personally I'm appalled.  Yesterday the NRA succeded in a recall vote of two pro-gun control Colorado state legislators.  I feel like the inmates are taking over the asylum.  - GWC
Chicago City Council Reluctantly Ends Gun Registry -
“There’s no scenario where this makes the jobs of police easier,” said Jen Ludwig, director of the University of Chicago’s Crime Lab, about having to repeal the registry.
The city was forced to make the move after the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh District ruled in December that Illinois’s ban on the carrying of concealed weapons in public was unconstitutional. The decision gave state lawmakers a task they never wanted: to write and pass a law by June 9 creating rules that allow concealed carry.

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