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.
cruisin’ 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.
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.