Saturday, July 26, 2008

Thanks, Chicago!!

This is a good thing.

Chicago Police will continue to enforce the city's handgun ban and firearm registration laws while lawyers fight the pro-gun lobby in federal court.

..."Chicago's gun ordinance was not invalidated by the . . . decision. Three prior Supreme Court decisions have found that the Second Amendment does not apply to states and municipalities," Georges said. "The decision did not change that case law."

Georges said she's confident that the U.S. District Court will dismiss the gun lobby lawsuit challenging Chicago's existing laws.

"What would happen for it to apply to Chicago is that the district court would have to fail to follow well-established Supreme Court precedent . . . and say that we should be treated like a federal jurisdiction," she said. "That's the difference here. D.C. was considered a federal jurisdiction. . . . We are not."

I smell "incorporation."

HT: Of Arms and the Law


Prosqtor said...

I do too.

Who'd 'a thunk Chicago would be the source for

(1) the pending collapse of the anointed Democratic candidate
(2) the pending extension of Heller to the states
(3) the pending collapse of the Cubs, and ascension of the Brewers?

All in the same calendar year?

Al said...

Funny, but didn't the Supreme Court rule more than once that the 14th amendment made the Bill of Rights apply to states & cities as well?

I guess there is a footnote that says the 2nd amendment isn't icluded.