Not a Tango, nothing to see here

July 2, 2010

Long time no see. How ’bout that McDonald?

Filed under: 2A, guns, rights — antitango @ 11:54 am

Everybody posted it, everybody’s read it.  I won’t regurgitate.  We won.

What I thought was interesting, and by interesting I mean disgusting and unconstitutional, not to mention corrupt, is Daley’s response.  A response that didn’t even take a week.

This is pretty amazing that kind of balls that Daley has.  It’s also pretty amazing at how mislead and brainwashed he’s got his minions.  Correction, not sure if it’s brainwashing or if it just means they really do side with him.

City Hall’s fast response is aimed at curbing the proliferation of firearms in the city comes after Monday’s Supreme Court decision that effectively gutted Chicago’s longstanding gun ban.

Instead of worrying about the proliferation of gang members and the mobsters (that don’t exist), they’re worrying about the inanimate.

*Under Daley’s ordinances, handgun owners would need to register all their guns with the city so police know how many weapons are in each home, and would also be required to have a valid Firearm Owner’s ID card.

Registration prevents crime.  At least they don’t try to HIDE their intentions: “so police know how many weapons are in each home”.  Wow…

*It requires firearms training, both in a classroom and a firing range.

5-6 hours of it in fact!  Now where does this number come from?  Sounds like something pulled out of their asses.  “Sure, 4 hours sounds great for the classroom.  Who picked that straw?”

*Chicago residents would be able to register no more than one handgun per month for each adult in a home. The ordinance “generally prohibits the possession of a handgun by any person except in the person’s home,” according to a city news release.

Because Chicago’s violence does not extend to the streets.

*Only one firearm can be kept in immediately operable condition in each home. Other guns must be broken down or have trigger locks in place.

This is almost reasonable.  I wouldn’t demand that all but one be broken down or have trigger locks.  I would say reasonable would mean they need to be locked (safe or something similar) if an adult is not in the home.  Maybe reasonable…  but the Bill of Rights doesn’t apply once you hit 18.

*Assault weapons are banned, as is the possession of ammunition by anyone who does not have a valid FOID card and registration for a gun of the same caliber.

No such thing as an assault weapon.  They’re all used to assault something, whether it’s paper targets or fleshy goblins.

*Applicants must be at least 21 years old, unless a parent signs for a child age 18 or older.

Ideally, this should be contested because again, there’s no age restriction for the Bill of Rights.  Will it happen?  No.

*To protect the city against costs for a lawsuit in case a police officer shoots an armed person while responding to a home, Daley also said the city will pursue legislation at the state and federal levels granting liability immunity for first responders and the city.

What in the HELL?  Is he SERIOUS?  So basically, he’s giving the first responders free reign to violate the rights of homeowners just because they’re defending themselves.  Not only that, but if it’s implemented exactly as Daley intends, it promotes corruption and other violations against the citizens.

*The ordinance bars anyone from possessing a handgun outside a home, which excludes garages, outdoor areas, hotel rooms and group-living quarters.

A home excludes those areas or the prohibition excludes them?

*Would-be gun owners must take a training course with a minimum of one hour on the range and four hours in the classroom before obtaining a permit to a keep a weapon in the home.

4 hours is quite a bit, but as far as anti-gun legislation goes, this can’t go too bad, can it?  At least as long as the course approved by the regime isn’t ridiculous.

*The ordinance prohibits sawed-off shotguns, assault weapons and “unsafe” handguns.

There’s that term again…  Also, what’s an ‘unsafe’ handgun?  Saturday Night Specials?  Guns w/o a manual safety?

*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.

Age restriction again.

*Penalties for not complying with the proposed law range from $1,000 to 90 days in jail.

Haynes v United States for this one.  (Hat tip: Agripa from #gbc!)

*And, as proposed by powerful Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, the new ordinance would create a gun-offender registry to be posted on line by the police department. Anyone convicted of unlawful use or illegal possession of a weapon would be required to register with the police for a four-year period.

Because non-compliance with unconstitutional laws is not to be tolerated.  Punishment is public humiliation.  What’s that?  3 days late re-registering your guns?  That’s an online posting for everybody to see.  Oh, don’t forget the $1000 fine and 90 days in jail!

*Each individual is entitled to have one “firearm assembled and operable in the home. All other firearms kept or possessed by that  person in his home shall be broken down in a non-functioning state or shall have a trigger lock or other mechanism, other than the firearm safety mechanism, designed to render the firearm temporarily inoperable.”

Entitled to have one?  No.  By plain language, a person has the right to keep and bear ARMS.  notice that S on the end?

*If there is someone in home under age 18 who “is likely to gain access to the firearm,” a gun must be in the owner’s possession, fitted with a safety mechanism rendering it inoperable or unloaded with the ammunition in a securely locked container.

There’s that age thing.

*To register handguns, a resident must first get a “Chicago Firearm Permit” from the police department. A permit would cost $100 every three years.

And that’s on top of the FOID and whatever charges that has.  Oh, and another rant on registration.

*People who have been convicted of a violent crime, two or more driving-under-the-influence charges or unlawful use of a firearm could not get a permit.

I agree with this one to an extent, but I believe some room for rehabilitation should be allowed.

*Once obtained, residents must then register each weapon. That would cost $15 every three years per weapon.

Registration prevents crime!

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