Posts tagged "second amendment"

Chicago Mayor Emanuel's unconstitutional threat to banks and businesses regarding guns

Article I, Section 10 is a little-known provision of the Constitution that prohibits states from passing a “law impairing the obligation of contracts.” Rahm Emanuel is not a state, but as mayor of a municipal subdivision of the state of Illinois, the constitutional provision applies to him too. Emanuel’s letter to banks (and businesses) to... Read more »

Ald. Ed Burke: Simpleton on guns, abortion and gays

He blames former President George W. Bush’s advisor Karl Rove for making guns, abortion and gay rights into controversial issues. This bit of nonsense came during City Council debate on Mayor Richard M. Daley’s new gun regulations. A news flash for Burke: those were controversial before Rove came along Burke is widely credited with being... Read more »

New Chicago gun ordinance: A feel-good exercise in futility

Mayor Richard Daley listens as Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis discusses the new gun control ordinance passed by City Council in special session at City Hall. The Council passed Daley’s new set of gun restrictions 45-0. It will be 10 days before the new ordinance becomes city law. Then anyone who wants to get a... Read more »

The Second Amendment Stands: Now What for Chicago?

Zbigniew Bzdak, Chicago Tribune / June 22, 2010 Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley talks about guns during his announcement of three new programs to help students from at risk communities to deal with violence, at a press conference in Chicago. Whatever you might think of the Supreme Court striking down Chicago’s handgun ban, it’s hard... Read more »

News for righties

o Unexpectedly Nancy Pelosi’s House also jettisons ACORN. The Defund ACORN Rep. Jan Schakowsky, representing North Shore limousine liberals, voted to keep sending your tax dollars to ACORN. Who else in Illinois’ congressional delegation did the same? Act, passed on a 345-75 procedural vote as part of an unrelated student loan reform bill. Two Democrats... Read more »
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