Proposed gun law for Cook County, ILL
Text here. A quick skim indicates it's a conglomeration of every second amendment violation yet dreamed up, with some that have been hitherto undiscovered. Bans on carrying long arms, on laser sights, on "assault weapons," on handguns that don't have a myriad of safety features, even a ban on future registration of long arms. Oh, and vision tests before permits are issued, and a separate permit to own each firearm. And no private firearm sales, ownership of ammo other than for a registered gun outlawed, and any gunowner whose gun is used in a crime without his knowledge or intent (i.e., who has a firearm stolen and used in crime) must pay a $1000 fine.
Fining a person whose weapon is used in a crime without their knowledge/intent?
Why don't you fine people whose cars has been stolen and later used as a getaway vehicle in a bank robbery?
Posted by: karrde at December 17, 2007 10:09 AM
And no registration unless it's already been registered and has unavailable technology. No announcement to the public. Antique firearms can only be non-functional. No ammo made out of anything but lead. "Assault Weapons" defined as whatever they want them to be.
Lots of PSH goodness.
Posted by: thirdpower at December 17, 2007 10:48 AM
Is it time for an armed revolution in Chicago yet? I'm not advocating, I'm just, y'know, asking...
Posted by: Doug in Colorado at December 17, 2007 11:06 AM
Barak Obama is from there. Perhaps someone might ask him if he supports this proposed law, because he can't support his Constitution and this abomination from his backers at the same time.
It would REALLY put him on the spot. He either has to disavow the Daley Machine, or the Federal Constitution. He would probably come up with some vague statement, but the thought of putting the young lefty on the spot in his home county is delicious irony.
Posted by: Rivrdog at December 17, 2007 11:20 AM
And people are not moving out of this paradise by the trainload because...?
Posted by: Lergnom at December 17, 2007 11:59 AM
A) They are already prohibited persons and like the easy availability of guns and victims to use them on
B) They are too poor to uproot and travel elsewhere
C) Just like everywhere else in the world, they think their current home city is the best place to live.
I've lived in a lot of places and I swear, everyone seems to think that their podunk little town is the most fascinating and pleasant place on earth. Everyone should live and work in a place different to where they grew up at least once in life.
Posted by: Jim W at December 17, 2007 02:05 PM
Barak Obama is from there. Perhaps someone might ask him if he supports this proposed law...
Posted by: Rivrdog at December 17, 2007 11:20 AM
Obama is an advocate of gun control. As such he generally believes that the 2A protects state's rights (flatly wrong), and that whatever it protects is protected from federal infringement only (the 2A isn't incorporated; as a matter of standing law, he's right on this).
Thus, would Obama support Chicago's gun restrictions on the national level? Probably not. He might support the idea in a philosophical sense, but would not support it as policy because he knows they could not "get away" with passage at the fed level. Yes...this is an issue of what gun control activists think they can "get away" with, such as their calls for restrictions on "assault weapons." Note that the pushes to ban handguns at the fed level have all but gone away, because they know they cannot "get away with it." Would Obama support Chicago law's expansion to include all of Cook county? Yes. Would he support it's expansion to all of Illinois? Probably.
Obama is no friend of the gun owner, nor is he a friend of those of us who insist that the constitution be initerpreted in a logical, consistent, and straightfoward manner.
Posted by: Carl in Chicago at December 17, 2007 02:26 PM
The more corrupt a place is the more gun control it will have. Chicago is third world corruption and the gun laws reflect it. Crooks don't want their victims to be armed.
Posted by: Flash Gordon at December 17, 2007 10:58 PM
What is the chance of this anti-gun lunacy actually becoming law?
Posted by: Brad at December 17, 2007 11:46 PM
I suggest people who love guns and freedom vote with their feet. Leave Cook County to get destroyed by scum and totalitarian government.
Posted by: ryan at December 21, 2007 08:22 PM
"I suggest people who love guns and freedom vote with their feet. Leave Cook County"...
I did. I now live in Louisville, KY and will NEVER return to live in Illinois. KY is one of the most gun friendly states in the nation!
Posted by: Former Illinoisan at December 22, 2007 11:57 AM
Anyone who values the right to keep and bear arms should never again vote for a democrat.
When they get control, liberty is at peril.
Posted by: Ronald Cook at December 25, 2007 08:41 AM
When a politician disarms you, you are no longer his constituent. You have become his subject.
Posted by: The Patriot at December 25, 2007 08:58 AM
Arrest the legislaters that propose these unconstitutional laws and throw the police in prison that enforce these unconstitutional laws. This crap has to stop!
Posted by: Ed at December 26, 2007 10:06 AM
Barak Obama voted for illegal alians to have access to your social security benifits ... do you really think he is gona do any thing to support gun owenership...get real people ...open your eyes to were this country is headed...open them fast ...right know this country is gone for our children.........
Posted by: craig at January 21, 2008 03:16 AM
I was born in Chicago and was raised in the Pilsen neighborhood until the Democratic National Convention. We then moved to the suburbs (near Joliet) and I lived in Illinois until 96'.
For a time, I was active in local government and it was an open secret that the mayor and city council were actually on the books as Sherriff's auxiliaries. Meaning they had the legal right to carry a handgun.
Since then, I have move to Alabama and enjoy the right to carry a concealed handgun. I will never go back, in fact, I never want to even visit up there.
I have had an attempted break-in to my home at 3 am. The perp was only in the process of prying open the window with a screwdriver and when he saw the pistol at close range to his head he took off running. A few shots were fired (with no intention of shooting him, just to terrify the perp).
When the sheriffs deputy arrived he was actually disappointed that I did not "wing him" and they had no blood trail to put the dogs on... Different latitudes, different attitudes.
In Chicago I might as well have just opened the front door to the burglar. If I had pulled a gun I would have been facing more jail time than the thief.
Posted by: Tish at May 11, 2008 06:58 PM
I have just recently moved to the Cook County area and I do not own a handgun but have been thinking about getting one for a while now. From what I understand I cannot own a handgun in Cook County correct? Is there any one who can clarify this for me? If it helps, I want to get a Desert Eagle .50. Thanks.
Posted by: Mike at September 24, 2008 12:43 PM
Cook County is bigger than just Chicago, and has quite a few suburbs within it's boundaries. The City of Chicago has a hand gun ban, but not where I live in Cook County.
Posted by: Karl at January 15, 2009 01:43 PM