Tuesday, January 7, 2014

This is good: Obama appointed judge rules Chicago gun sales ban unconstitutional

An Obama appointed federal judge, in Obama's own backyard, ruled against a ban on handgun sales within Chicago's city limits.  Here's Judge Edmond Chang:
“But on the other side of this case is another feature of government.: certain fundamental rights are protected by the Constitution, put outside government’s reach, including the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense under the Second Amendment,” he wrote. “This right must also include the right to acquire a firearm.”

Currently, Chicago bans the sale of handguns within city limits. The ban was imposed when the city enacted new regulations after the Supreme Court struck down the city’s handgun ban in 2010.
The rest of the news story is available, here.