Supreme Court will rule on Chicago handgun-ban case


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Jan 23, 2009
San Diego, CA
Liberal extremists have been fighting law-abiding Americans' right to own and carry guns for decades. And they have been losing.

Now the Supreme Court will take the case of Chicago's ban on handguns - a case nearly identical to the DC v. Heller case, except that DC was a federal entity (not in a state) while Chicago is a city within a state. In the Heller case, the Supreme Court ruled that DC's ban on handguns and other weapons, violated the 2nd amendment. They also stated definitively that the 2nd amendment did not protect only military weapons, or weapons used by military or militia groups, but instead protected private individuals' weapons too.

Chicago's law banning handguns affects only people who obey laws, of course. Criminals still freely carry them everywhere... and use them with increasing frequency against the (now disarmed) law-abiding populace.

The expected ruling against the gun ban, will start to make it a little more likely that they guy about to break into a home, will face a weapon rather than just someone on hold to 911. And crooks who want to preserve their hides (which is nearly all of them) will hopefully keep this in mind, and just maybe modify their plans accordingly.

Not all homes will have weapons, of course. But some will... and the crook has no way of knowing if the house he is about to break into, is one of them.

Little by little, liberal hysteria over law-abiding citizens owning their own guns, is being defeated.

Keep up the good work, Supremes!


Ban handguns? Supreme Court taking a new look

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

High Court to Look at Chicago Gun Law

The Supreme Court says it will take up a challenge to Chicago's ban on handguns, opening the way for a ruling that could set off a vigorous new campaign to roll back state and local gun controls across the nation.

Victory for gun-rights proponents in the Chicago case is considered likely, even by supporters of gun control, in the latest battle in the nation's long and often bitter dispute over the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. A ruling against the city's outright ban could lead to legal challenges to less-restrictive laws across the country that limit who can own guns, whether firearms must be registered and how they should be stored.

The case is to be argued early next year.

Last year, the justices struck down a prohibition on handguns in the District of Columbia, a city with unique federal status, as a violation of the Second Amendment. Now the court will decide whether that ruling should apply to local and state laws as well.
Do you know how Justice David Souter voted on the DC gun ban? I am a bit worried about the wise latina woman's vote

IIRC, the case fell along the usual lines: Four relatively law-abiding justices (Roberts, Alito, Thomas, Scalia) voted to overturn the gun ban; four scofflaws (Ginsburg, Souter, Stevens, Breyer) voted to maintain it, and the current weathervane (Kennedy) voted to overturn it also.