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 Posted: Wed Dec 21st, 2011 02:12 am
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mike3775 wrote:
dogfacedgremlin34 wrote: The Ultimate Sin wrote: BlueThunder wrote:
sek69 wrote: There's no need to "restore" the second amendment, it hasn't gone anywhere.

It was only a year ago that Chicagoans finally got the right to own a gun in the privacy of their own home.


Explain to me how Chicago has been immune to the Constitution for the last 200+ years.

Yeah, this one had me stumped as well.
Chicago used to have a law making it illegal to own a gun within city limits.  Washington DC also had the same ban.  The USSC ruled that Chicago's ban was illegal, so by default DC's was as well, and they had to change the law to allow it, but they put such restrictive measures in place to still make it hard to have a gun.

EDIT:  http://articles.cnn.com/2010-06-28/justice/us.scotus.handgun.ban_1_justices-two-years-gun-control-justices-john-paul-stevens?_s=PM:CRIME


Thanks Mike. I thought I already expolained it. I really didn't want to further jack this thread. I'm confident that the U.S Supreme Court will rule that our rights don't go far enough.