A post by Pat

Cars are dangerous commodities and we can’t be too careful about them. Gang bangers and drug dealers use cars all the time. Chicago would rather not allow anyone to own a car but hasn’t been able to pull that off so the city fathers will do the next best thing. Starting 10 days from today very strict rules must be followed by car owners. They must have a driver’s license issued from the city as well as the state. No auto-related commercial establishments are permitted within city limits. If a person owns multiple cars, only one may have gas in the tank. When the car owner moves from place to place with his car, it must be dismantled. Cars may not be kept at dorms, hotels or other group living facilities. Surely those gang bangers and drug dealers who habituate those locations would grab any car lying about and use it to terrorize people.

car in piecescruisin’ with my automobile in Chicago

Chicago aldermen were unanimous in their support…..what?…it isn’t about cars?….it’s about guns? But driving is a privilege and gun ownership is a constitutional right. The Supreme Court just confirmed that. It’s like freedom of speech. Oh right, that’s being dismantled too. But, that’s nothing the NRA is concerned about.

City Council Passes Daley Gun Restrictions 45-0

Four days after the U.S. Supreme Court gutted Chicago’s longtime handgun ban, the City Council on Friday enacted a whole new set of gun-control measures.

Alderman voted 45-0 in favor even as some of them acknowledged how little the restrictions would do to quell violent crime.

The ordinance “places reasonable regulations regarding who should and should not be able to possess a handgun in their home for self-defense,” Mayor Richard Daley said after the special council meeting. “With this law, we’re supporting adults who legitimately want a gun in their home for self-defense. But at the same time, we’re trying to keep guns out of the hands of gang bangers and drug dealers who only want to terrorize our communities.”

Some key provisions:

*Applicants would need a Chicago firearm permit, costing $100 every three years, as well as an Illinois firearm owner’s ID card. They would be required to register all their guns with the city, at a cost of $15 per gun every three years.

*Firearm sales would be banned in the city.

*Chicago residents could register no more than one handgun per month for each qualifying adult in a home.

*Gun training totaling four hours in a classroom and an hour on a firing range is required before getting a permit. But firing ranges are banned, so training would need to be completed outside Chicago.

*To transport a gun, it would have to be “broken down,” not immediately accessible, unloaded and in a firearm case.

* Firearms could be possessed only inside the dwelling. It would be illegal to have a gun in the garage, on the front porch or in the yard. Guns also would not be allowed in hotels, dorms and group living facilities.

*Only one firearm per permit holder can be kept in ready-to-fire condition. Other guns must be taken apart or have trigger locks in place. In homes with minors, all guns must be secured when they are not in the possession of the owner.

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  1. Maynard says:

    Isn’t it obvious that laws such as this serve no purpose other than to harass and intimidate citizens in order to discourage them from exercising their basic rights? This is like the laws they once passed down South to make it difficult for blacks to vote…poll taxes and the like.

    How did we get to this place where it’s politically impossible to control the border, but politically easy to beat the American people into submission?

  2. thierry says:

    “I also would encourage gang bangers who get those guns unlawfully to stop getting them unlawfully,” -Ald. Deborah Graham

    oh, yes that will be effective, surely. hey, drug lords and gang members- get your guns legally please then you can rape and pillage. you’re not the problem by committing evil criminal acts against other people- the inanimate object the gun is at fault. once your gun is legal so also your crimes will no longer be actual crimes.

    it seems lost on these people that the problem with guns is criminals getting them unlawfully. putting more and more restrictions on law abiding citizens does absolutely nothing to stop gun violence – it’s the opposite. allowing citizens to possess arms without burdensome restrictions provably lowers crime rates.

    so minorities and the poor in the inner city get to commit genocide upon themselves and these morons are patting themselves on the back for waving the middle finger at the supreme court and constitution.

    so, is the NRA satisfied yet that any sweet deal it makes with fascist democrats will end up like this? the council is simultaneously sweet talking murderers with illegal weapons used to commit crimes while conversely criminalizing law abiding citizens and attempting to legally bludgeon their rights away. democrats- for criminals, by criminals.

  3. franknitti says:

    This says more about the people of Chicago than anything else. How could they elect 45 aldermen who would vote unanimously to take away their freedoms? The real enemy of Chicagoans is themselves.

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