The Courts Work!
- Radio hosts like Mark Levin love to rip into the "evil" Federal Judges appointed for life. Rants on the radio sell a lot of books. But last year we saw a Democrat appointed Federal Judge rule against Obama having the power to jail Americans without a trial . Now we have another Democrat judge appointed by Obama ruling in favor of the 2nd Amendment. I suspect the Founders knew a lot better than Levin what was good for the Republic. See our article Judge strikes down NDAA.
A Federal judge on Monday overturned Chicago’s ban on the sale and transfer of firearms, ruling that the city’s ordinances aimed at reducing gun violence are unconstitutional.
U.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang said in his ruling that while the government has a duty to protect its citizens, it’s also obligated to protect constitutional rights, including the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense. However, Chang said he would temporarily stay the effects of his ruling, meaning the ordinances can stand while the city decides whether to appeal.
The decision is just the latest to attack what were some of the toughest gun-control laws in the nation. In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Chicago’s long-standing gun ban. And last year, Illinois legislators were forced by a federal appeals court to adopt a law allowing residents to carry concealed weapons in Illinois, the only state that still banned the practice.
The resulting state law largely stripped city and officials of surrounding Cook County of their authority to regulate guns, which especially irked officials in Chicago, where residents had to apply for concealed-carry permits through the police chief.
National Rifle Association lobbyist Todd Vandermyde applauded Chang’s decision, saying the fact a federal judge appointed by President Barack Obama “ruled in favor of the Second Amendment, shows how out of step and outrageous Chicago’s ordinances really are.”
Chicago last year had more homicides than any city in the nation.
Read more: Politico.com