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Heller Decision is Continues Making a Difference.

The Village Council of  Winnetka, Illinois voted unanimously to repeal the Council’s 20-year-old handgun ban.  This is the third Chicago area township to drop an unconstitutional complete ban on handguns following the U.S. Supreme Court decision last summer in the District of Columbia vs. Heller case.  The Court held that the right to keep and bear arms is an individual right to be exercised by any American who wishes to.

Chicago itself is still defying the decisson and is in a court battle with the NRA.  It seem Mayor Richard Daley would rather waste taxpayer money fighting a loosing battle than allow American citizens to exercise God given rights.  My favorite quote on this subject comes from Steve Chapman who wrote for “America’s Frist Freedom” an NRA publication Feb. 2009 issue,  “The city, however, notes that the nation’s capital is a federal enclave, and that the court did not say states must respect the Second Ammendment.  That’s true.  The court’s ruling also did not say that China is in Asia, which doesn’t make it part of South America.”

What part of “Shall not be infringed” do they not understand?

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Another reason not to live in Chicago!

BELLEVUE, WA – Anti-gun Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has taken one more step toward turning his city into a police state by planning to give police fully automatic M4 carbines, while still fighting to block the gun rights of citizens not only in Chicago but throughout Illinois, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

“Here’s one of the most anti-gun mayors in the nation, who has been trying to ban common semiautomatic rifles for years, but now he’s rushing to turn his police into a paramilitary force doing battle against street gangs and other criminals,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, co-author of America Fights Back: Armed Self-Defense in a Violent Age. “Yet this guy works overtime to make it impossible for average citizens to protect themselves against the same criminal element.

“If Daley thinks turning Chicago neighborhoods into gulags, where only police have guns, is going to keep people safe,” he asked, “he is horribly mistaken. They tried it in Washington, D.C. and it’s been a disaster!

“Daley has decried the violence in Chicago,” Gottlieb said, “but the mayor seems to ignore the likelihood that it is his own urban policies that have made the Windy City so dangerous. The good citizens of Chicago deserve the chance to fight back and make a difference. Instead, Daley sends lobbyists to Springfield to erode the gun rights of Chicago residents and all Illinois citizens, leaving them first defenseless, and now likely to be caught in a crossfire.”

Daley’s effort has attracted the attention of Catholic priest Michael Pfleger, the man who tried to incite a crowd last year outside of Chuck’s Gun Shop in suburban Riverdale to “snuff” proprietor John Riggio and any politician who stands in the way of Pfleger’s gun control agenda.

“When Daley’s solution to violence involves crackpots like Pfleger,” Gottlieb noted, “the city is in trouble, and not just from criminals. It is time for a new approach, not one that turns police into an army of occupation, but one in which citizens can defend themselves and their families, without demagogues like Daley standing in their way.”

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