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Tally Ho

Chicago suit has been filed:

Gun Lobby Quickly Sues To Overturn Chicago Ban


That’s the headline. No where does it mention that the suing is actually going on.

Incorporation could follow.

Update: Whoops. I meant NRA as the gun lobby. Illinois State Rifle Association is on the ball.

6 Responses to “Tally Ho”

  1. Boyd Says:

    No where does it mention that the suing is actually going on.

    I’m curious, Unc; what do you think the following quote means?

    In fact, the Illinois State Rifle Association has already filed a lawsuit challenging the Chicago ban. They filed the suit within 15 minutes of the high court’s ruling.

  2. JKB Says:

    As CBS 2’s Joanie Lum reports, there has been a ban on the sale and registration of handguns has been in place since 1982. Only police officers, aldermen and a handful of others are exempt from the ban.

    “It is frightening that America loves guns,” the mayor said, “and to me, I think this decision really places those who are rich and those are in power, they’ll always feel safe. Those who do not have the power do not feel safe, and that’s what they’re saying. If you’re elected officials, you feel safe. You cannot carry a gun into a federal building. You cannot carry a gun into a federal court. So they’re setting themselves aside, and really, they’re saying to the rest of America that the answer to all the constitutional issues is that we can carry guns. And I just don’t understand how they came to this thinking.”

    Emphasis mine.

    The mayor was trying to cast suspicion upon the Court but I believe his comments are more apropos to the relationship between the rich and powerful of Chicago and those citizens not “connected” to the Chicago machine?

  3. Lyle Says:

    It’s time for some criminal prosecutions if they don’t back off:
    http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/crim/242fin.htm

    They are toying with people’s lives.

  4. SayUncle Says:

    Whoops. they got to me too. I just assume gun lobby means NRA 😉

  5. chris Says:

    saw an article earlier that said that Chicago had some 49,000 gun incidents from 2004 to 2007… which is surprising seeings how guns are banned…

    but hey, one more law might do the trick…

  6. Kevin Baker Says:

    Alan Gura is co-counsel on the suit.