Heller? McDonald? Never heard of ‘em! [Updated]

Illinois has long had some of the most draconian restrictions on gun ownership in the nation. It is the only state in the nation that has no provision for some form of concealed carry by its residents. The village of Morton Grove was the first municipality in the nation to ban handgun ownership, back in1981.* Handgun ownership in Chicago is virtually prohibited in Chicago.

Of course, every time anti-2nd Amendment forces push to infringe your rights, they insist they’re only calling for “sensible” legislation. Whenever anyone protests this “sensible” legislation, they smear them as being paranoid, and deny being gun-grabbers. Because shut up!

Of course, they ARE gun grabbers. In the wake of the Newtown, CT tragedy, Illinois lawmakers are charging ahead with a plan to make mere possession of almost all modern firearms a felony.

Never mind the Supreme Court has visited the issue of private ownership of guns twice in recent years, Heller and McDonald (an Illinois case, BTW) and such legislation is clearly in defiance of settled constitutional law. Illinois lawmakers know better than you what the extent of your rights are, and how to make the world safer. Just look at Chicago. Never mind the 500 murders last year.

The next time some liberal tells me the statist forces of the left don’t want to grab guns, I’m going to punch them in the face with an assault fist.

[Update and bumped]- Looks like the Democrat controlled Illinois state legislature decided not to start a shooting war this week. They’ve pulled both pending bills. Of course, they’ll try again. That’s what they do. It’s who they are. They will not rest until they have control over every single aspect of your lives.

*The ban withstood challenges in district and appellate federal court, and the Supreme Court declined to hear the case. However, with the 2008 decision of DC vs. Heller, the city council voted to drop the ban.

9 thoughts on “Heller? McDonald? Never heard of ‘em! [Updated]”

    1. Forget SCOTUS, the 7th Circuit won’t give them a pass.

      7th learned their lesson after McDonald, and they’ve been handing Chicago & the State of Illinois their asses on a regular basis ever since when it comes to firearms. It hasn’t been pretty, but it has been occasionally hilarious.

      Illinois may be the only state that outright bans concealed carry … but that’s only because the 7th gave them 30 days to put together a permitting system that will pass Constitutional muster. If they don’t, their ban goes bye-bye and Illinois joins Alaska, Vermont and Arizona as having no-permit-required concealed carry, since they will no longer have any law prohibiting it. They’ve got maybe 2 weeks left of that, IIRC. 😀

    2. Ah, minor edit: my “30 days” below was actually incorrect. The 7th Circuit stayed their judgement for 180 days, vice 30.

  1. If these people are so concerned with saving lives then abortion should be banned. 1.3 million humans all children are killed each year in the United States. This is the answer Republican’s need to give about gun control from the democrats.
    If they want to ban something conservatives do not want banned then ban something the democrats love, bay killing inside the mother’s womb.
    It’s simple and it is ground to stand on.
    If they ban guns then gun owners everywhere should get on the abortion ban wagon make them lose their most cherished agenda.

  2. Rusty, that is the first good news I have heard in a long time. Thanks for it.

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