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Daley Says "Stick It" To The Supreme Court

Friday, July 2, 2010

Having previously told a reporter that he would stick a rifle “up” his rear end for questioning the value of Chicago’s handgun ban, Chicago mayor Richard Daley has told the Supreme Court where to stick its ruling in McDonald v. Chicago.

Today, only 96 hours after the Court handed down its ruling, paving the way for nullification of Chicago’s handgun ban, Daley got the Chicago City Council to unanimously impose a new law designed to thwart the Court’s intent. The law prohibits dealer sales of firearms within Chicago; prohibits the possession of a handgun anywhere outside the home (even in attached garages); generally prohibits the possession of a long gun other than at home or in a fixed place of business; prohibits having more than one firearm assembled within the home; prohibits laser sighting devices; imposes a $100 fee for a mandatory three-year city pistol permit; bans “assault weapons”; bans magazines that hold more than 12 rounds; bans handguns the police superintendent deems “unsafe” due to their size, concealability, caliber or “other factors”; bans bullets made without a lead core; and imposes many other unreasonable restrictions.

Summing up NRA’s position on Daley’s move, NRA-ILA’s Chris W. Cox said “We’re going to stay in this fight until Chicago’s politicians respect the Second Amendment, and the residents of Chicago are able to fully exercise their fundamental right to keep and bear arms for self-defense and all other legitimate purposes.” Enough said.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.