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Chicago gun sale ban unconstitutional, judge rules

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A federal judge on Monday overturned Chicago's ban on the sale and transfer of firearms, ruling that the city's ordinances aimed at reducing gun violence are unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang said in his ruling that while the government has a duty to protect its citizens, it's also obligated to protect constitutional rights, including the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense. However, Chang said he would temporarily stay the effects of his ruling, meaning the ordinances can stand while the city decides whether to appeal.

The decision is just the latest to attack what were some of the toughest gun-control laws in the nation. In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Chicago's long-standing gun ban. And last year, Illinois legislators were forced by a federal appeals court to adopt a law allowing residents to carry concealed weapons in Illinois, the only state that still banned the practice. The resulting state law largely stripped city and officials of surrounding Cook County of their authority to regulate guns, which especially irked officials in Chicago, where residents had to apply for concealed-carry permits through the police chief.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/01/06/chicago-gun-sale-ban-un...

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robot999's picture

Corporate Media's brainwashing

as if no one will notice:

blah, blah, blah... "ordinances aimed at reducing gun violence". blah, blah, blah.

"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa

Ok Jesse and Al

Give us your best propaganda.

Nevermind

I just don't have that level of snark in me today.