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TPaine7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:40 PM
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Wilmette Illinois Handgun Ban Dead, 7-0 Vote Repeals Law
Wilmette Handgun Ban Dead, 7-0 Vote Repeals Law

WILMETTE, Ill. (WBBM) -- Wilmette's handgun ban is dead.

The village board voted Tuesday night 7-0 to repeal the 19-year-old ban, following 45 minutes of discussion and public comment.

The ordinance has not been enforced since last month's U.S. Supreme Court ruling affirming individual gun ownership rights in the case of the District of Columbia vs. Heller.

Nonetheless, Village President Christopher Canning said village attorney Timothy Frenzer feared legal action by opponents of the ban if it were to remain on the books.

The Village of Wilmette ordinance, as it is drafted and on the books today, would not withstand constitutional scrutiny, and therefore should be repealed, Canning said. That has to go.

Source: http://www.wbbm780.com/pages/2650983.php ?


Yeah!
*Cue music* "...Another one bites the dust..."
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ComtesseDeSpair Donating Member (529 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:48 PM
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1. Idiots...
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Tejas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:16 PM
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6. Idiots created the ban
Wilmette's gun ban happened because some crazy woman shot some kids at a school, not because of a reign of terror by criminals.

Didn't stop crazy people and sure didn't stop criminals either.



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tburnsten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:53 PM
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2. Good for them
They noticed their local ordinance was no longer legal, and they repealed it unanimously rather than let it stick as a giant rights-restricting liability. When is Chicago voting?
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Real_Talk Donating Member (87 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:22 PM
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3. Wow, this is a shock.
They did the right thing instead of setting them and their tax payers up for expensive litigation. Good leadership by their leaders.
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Indy Lurker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:34 PM
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4. smart move
They can always model their laws after Chicago if they somehow manage to keep their laws intact after court challenges.
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tburnsten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:39 PM
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5. Their lawyer must be happy
He's not going to have to go up in front of a judge attempting to defend some harebrained municipal ordinance, adding an epic F-A-I-L to his resume. And the people of Wilmette Townshipmust feel good knowing they aren't going to have to make any sacrifices in their budget over this little law.

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