Think what has been done to our Second Amendment rights during Obama, cannot blame Bush. Let’s focus on Chicago’s residents and their ban;
-The ordinance bars anyone from possessing a handgun outside a home, which excludes garages, outdoor areas, hotel rooms and group-living quarters.
-It also requires guns kept in homes with minors under age 18 to be secured when they are not in the possession of the owner.
All of the training courses required, only one gun in operable condition, permit costs…
Why are there 670 gunshot victims in Chicago a year?
Last April Fox presented an investigation into Chicago gang violence. O’Reilly: “Watter’s World Segment tonight. Violent crime in Chicago. So far this year 109 people have been murdered in that city. That’s up 56% over last year. Much of the violence is gang generated minority involved.”
In late October AP wrote: “The top official in the county that encompasses Chicago said Wednesday that she will drops plans for a controversial nickel-per-bullet tax but will continue support for a $25 tax on firearms. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle had said the ordinance was more about addressing gun violence than raising money for the nation’s second-largest county, which faces a budget shortfall of more than $260 million.”
The libs simply realized that like right to work, gun owners simply would have purchased ammunition across state lines. It was a budget decision.
The Chicago Trib confirmed just that: “The revenue would help defray the cost of medical care for people who are shot and then treated at county-run, taxpayer-subsidized Cook County Hospital. The hospital treats about 670 gunshot victims at year at an average cost of $52,000…
The county is still looking for ways to reduce costs by an additional $1.3 million after Preckwinkle agreed to other compromises that would soften the blow on a proposed 1.25 percent tax on out-of-county purchases and restructured the proposed tax on gambling machines.”
The 7th Circuit overturned it all today on Illinois.
Don Babwin writes for AP: “A federal court ruling tossing out Illinois’ ban on concealed weapons might end the last such gun prohibition in the country, but not without a fight. …
Gun control advocates urged Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to quickly appeal Tuesday’s ruling by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that Illinois’ ban is unconstitutional. Madigan’s office said she is studying the issue. But the ban’s defenders said they were more certain of fireworks over a second part of the ruling — an order for the Illinois Legislature to come up with a law legalizing the concealed carry of weapons within 180 days.”
Until the court ruling IL was the only state to not recognize the rights of it’s citizens to carry firearms.
Gun Owners of America: “As compared to concealed carry permit holders, the average American is almost 8 times more likely to be convicted of crimes and over 40 times more likely to be convicted of burglary.”
Gun permits reduce crime and in turn lower spending yet Illinois is fighting to retain their ban.