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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:36 PM

Court Invalidates Illinois Gun Laws

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Source: NBC Channel 5 Chicago

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has invalidated Illinois’s ban on carrying loaded weapons in public and given the General Assembly 180 days to come up with a new law that meets the Second Amendment.

Judge Richard Posner, a Reagan appointee and one of the University of Chicago Law School’s leading conservative intellectuals, rejected laws against carrying guns in public, declaring that "the constitutional right of armed self-defense is broader than the right to have a gun in one’s home."

To justify his decision, Posner reached all the way the back to the 18th Century, when settlers were required to carry guns outside the home to protect themselves against hostile Indians. While conceding there are no hostile Indians in modern Chicago, Posner argued that there are still hostile people lurking out of doors.

"A Chicagoan," he wrote, "is a good deal more likely to be attacked on a sidewalk in a rough neighborhood than in his apartment on the 35th floor of the Park Tower." (Park Tower is a Gold Coast condominium.)




Read more: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Court-Invalidates-Illinois-Gun-Laws-183017841.html#ixzz2Ellw7cpZ



Appears IL will be joining the other 49 states..

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pipoman Dec 2012 OP
Scootaloo Dec 2012 #1
maxsolomon Dec 2012 #2
SoapBox Dec 2012 #4
onehandle Dec 2012 #3
slackmaster Dec 2012 #6
frazzled Dec 2012 #5
muriel_volestrangler Dec 2012 #7

Response to pipoman (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:41 PM

1. Wait wait wait...

To justify his decision, Posner reached all the way the back to the 18th Century, when settlers were required to carry guns outside the home to protect themselves against hostile Indians. While conceding there are no hostile Indians in modern Chicago, Posner argued that there are still hostile people lurking out of doors.


Really? No, really, that's.. .that's what the judge is going with?

There are so many levels of stupid there that i can't tackle them all. Wow.

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Response to pipoman (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:43 PM

2. FREEDUMB!

more guns in more hands, all the time, everywhere!

pew, pew!

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:54 PM

4. EXACTLY what I was going to say!

More guns!!!!!

...the NRA is SO happy!

More killing!!!!

...the NRA is SO happy!

And here's assuming that Slackmaster will be here shortly, so now is a good time to put this thread in the trash!

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Response to pipoman (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:53 PM

3. Dupe. Back, back into the gungeon. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:55 PM

6. Ignore the gun psychos, onehandle

 

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Response to pipoman (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:54 PM

5. Awful

Like there isn't enough gun crime already in Chicago (it's been a terrible year). Now, there will be even more armed crazies roaming the streets, and the police will have no way to prevent a random, public shooting by enforcing the current law.

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Response to pipoman (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:16 PM

7. Locking - duplicate thread

of http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014332334 . Please continue discussion there. Thanks.

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