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This week Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel continued his crusade against the city's lawful gun owners by putting forth legislation severely regulating gun stores within the city. Foiled by the courts in an earlier attempt to ban gun sales outright in the Second City, the mayor's new proposal is an attempt to circumvent the court's ruling and institute a de facto ban on sales.

On January 6, Judge Edmond E. Chang of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled that Chicago's total ban on firearms dealers was unconstitutional. In his opinion, Chang noted that the Second Amendment right "must also include the right to acquire a firearm." Chang went on to add, "Chicago's ordinance goes too far in outright banning legal buyers and legal dealers from engaging in lawful acquisitions and lawful sales of firearms, and at the same time the evidence does not support that the complete ban sufficiently furthers the purposes that the ordinance tries to serve."

Following the decision, Emanuel expressed his disagreement with Chang's ruling and requested that the court give the city six-months to "create a comprehensive set of restrictions on the sale of firearms." The Chicago Tribune reported that Emanuel "instructed city attorneys 'to consider all options to better regulate the sale of firearms within the city's borders.'"

The result, submitted to the Chicago City Council on May 28, is a transparent attempt by the city to regulate dealers out of existence, under the guise of complying with the District Court's ruling. Various lowlights of the ordinance trumpeted by the Mayor's Office include:

• Quarterly inventory audits
• Handgun rationing
• Warrantless access by law enforcement officers to store records
• A 72-hour waiting period to purchase handguns, and a 24-hour waiting period to purchase rifles and shotguns

And that's not all. For instance, a Chicago firearms dealer license would be required not only for FFLs, but for those "engag[ing] in the business of… repairing firearms or making or fitting special barrels, stocks, or trigger mechanisms to firearms."


A lot more stupid items to his proposal also:

NRA-ILA | Chicago Unable to Ban Dealers Emanuel Seeks to Regulate Them Out of Existence
 

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Chicago...Not my kind of town.
 

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Who needs Chicago???

It's to bad that people work and live there.
 

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They have really good pizza though....
 
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Chicago...Not my kind of town.
Who needs Chicago???

It's to bad that people work and live there.
I totally agree! What concerns me is the fact that it's being allowed to happen at all, or that the mayor of a large U.S. city could be so ballsy, so as to even attempt it. It's heating up folks. I grew up in a simpler time and regret our nation's loss of perspective and moral and spiritual compass. Some things that are commonplace and considered acceptable now, in our families, our government, and our businesses, were, and still should be considered wrong, or at least not as they should be. In my humble opinion, multiculturalism, the overall feeling of entitlement by an ever-increasing segment of the population, combined with the the spreading cancer of socialistic ideas and a U.S. border that is wide open, all seem to have combined and are smothering what made the country great. I really do believe it's all about to come to a boil though. Just a little tickle I get in my belly every time the sht's about to hit the fan. As far as me and mine are concerned, we're not any of us going to learn mandarin.
 
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