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Chicago's Ban on Handgun Sales Unconstitutional, Federal Judge Rules

January 07, 2014  | 

Gun dealers can set up shop in Chicago, a federal judge has ruled — declaring the city’s ban on firearms sales unconstitutional, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

U.S. District Court Judge Edmond E. Chang wrote in a 35-page opinion published Monday that Chicago’s 2010 ordinance banning gun sales within city limits “goes too far in outright banning legal buyers and legal dealers from engaging in lawful acquisitions and lawful sales of firearms.”

Though Chang stayed his ruling to give the city a chance to appeal — and said a less restrictive ordinance than the unconstitutional blanket ban could yet pass muster — lawyers for the Illinois Association of Firearm Retailers were quick to predict that neighborhood gun stores could now open before the end of 2014.

The ruling is the latest in a series of legal blows to the city’s efforts to restrict gun ownership since the Supreme Court in 2010 ruled Chicago’s handgun ban unconstitutional.

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Serpico @ 1/7/2014 3:14 PM

Ah... Shall Not Be Infringed, what part to the Globalist Bankers and their minions don't understand? If Gangbangers can have guns, and the Gangs in Government can have guns why not Joe Blow from Toledo?
Funny the Anti-Gun Gestapo and the Media push that guns are evil. All the while the man in the WH sends ARMS, and F-15's to Egypt to replace it's Gov. with Muslim Extremists! So Arab terrorists are allowed to own guns in their Countries. But no a woman, protecting against a stalker, or wannabe rapist can own a gun! Or a dude protecting himself from street thugs. People need to empower themselves! I'm not talking about being Dirty Harry. But a FIREARM is just a tool, like Mace and anything else. Know how to use it. But use of deadly force is the final option. Unless you're working for Hitler or Stalin! But Evil despots kill first and don't ask later, or at all!

Boston @ 1/7/2014 7:05 PM

We needed a Federal judge to confirm this? We will all be watching the crime rate stats change now. Finally after all these years the good people of Chicago can join the rest of the US population.

Troop @ 1/8/2014 12:47 AM

More guns = less crime.

Jack Betz @ 1/8/2014 1:34 PM

IT IS ABOUT FRICKING A TIME! Happy happyy joy joy

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