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Chicago Gun Case

Most people are familiar with the text, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” as the Bill of Right’s 2nd amendment. There are, of course, the usual controversies regarding exactly what that entails but one issue has been fairly established is that American citizens may own firearms. And that is the issue being challenged by the Chicago Gun Case by the NRA specifically for senior citizen Otis McDonald over his right to own and carry his shotgun to protect himself from gangs. Chicago, amongst other cities and municipalities, bans handguns and automatic weapons inside of city limits ostensibly to prevent violent crime by eliminating the tools. Which raises the Otis McDonald’s question – does the authority exist for local/state ordinances to trump Constitutionally protected rights and federal laws?

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DC Handgun Ban by ldsudduth

Last Year the Supreme Court overturned the DC HandGun Ban, so Chicago’s ban is likely to go too.

I see the current laws on firearms as a privileged vs non privileged issue. It is legal in all states to possess suppressors, machine guns, sawed off shotguns, short barreled rifles, and destructive devices. The problem is you must be rich or privileged to do so. That’s not a problem if gun ownership wasn’t a right. Due to tyranny such gun ownership is currently a privilege of the rich, privileged (nobles and tyrants) and criminals. I’m not advocating free guns. Just make them available at market value and allow current production without added taxes.

The second amendment was put there because the Constitutional Convention was shit scared of the British coming back after the French had gone home.

News folks!. The British aint comin back.

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