Supreme Court Strikes Down Chicago Gun Ban

Discussion in 'The Constitutional & RKBA Forum' started by CMfromIL, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. CMfromIL

    CMfromIL New Member

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    Mar 23, 2010
    IL
    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN2821015920100628

    This is a good thing!
     
  2. rentalguy1

    rentalguy1 Former Guest

    5-4 split as expected. I wonder if this could be used in my home state to turn over bans on legal concealed carry in publicly funded places, such as city parks?
     

  3. red14

    red14 Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    N FLA
    This is great news, especially for Chicago
    and it's #1 gun hater.
     
  4. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Ohio
    What concerns me the most about the present Supreme Court is that it appears that the justices vote along party lines or ideaology rather than a legal scholarship interpretation of the Constitution.

    As noted above, it was the typical 5:4 split and my guess is that the "5" are always the same "5" and the "4" are always the same "4".
     
  5. lawdawg

    lawdawg Member

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    Jun 21, 2010
    South Alabama
    Kinda scary when you realize who is in the White House now to nominate new Supreme Court Justices, and who is in Congress to confirm them. And how many may be appointed in the coming years.
     
  6. wpage

    wpage Active Member

    Aug 25, 2009
    Elena Kagan will throw that vote the other way...
    Once she gets the nod.
     
  7. rglbegl

    rglbegl Well-Known Member

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    Mar 4, 2004
    Dana point CA
    5-4 is BS!!!!

    The U.S. supreme court has 4 members that voted against the U.S. Constitution!!!!!
    I know there is a little more to it than that, but when it boils down, that is what happened.
     
  8. Big ugly

    Big ugly New Member

    Feb 27, 2009
    Knoxville Tennessee
    The supreme court is just as bad as the other branches of government. The supreme court should be free of political and party ties and base their decisions on no bias political BS. Unfortunately our government is so corupt they cant see past their own pockets.
     
  9. durk

    durk Active Member

    Sep 19, 2006
    Oklahoma
    +1 Should have been 9 - 0
     
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  10. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    How dumb is this guy, honestly? Why would "gun criminals" try to go around a law? Isn't that the definition of a criminal? One who doesn't follow the law?

    Yeah, okay. That's why the Supreme Court struck down the ban in DC. That must be why more and more states have been not only striking down gun bans, but handing out permits to carry.
     
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  11. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    Yeah it's pretty sad isn't it?
     
  12. Prizefighter

    Prizefighter New Member

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    Mar 16, 2007
    North Carolina
    Excellent. I figured this was the way it would go, but there's always a nagging worry.

    I hope Chigago residents are on their way to shops and ranges this week to celebrate.
     
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  14. rglbegl

    rglbegl Well-Known Member

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    Mar 4, 2004
    Dana point CA
  15. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Kagan is replacing Stevens, one of the so-called "liberal" justices, so the balance on the court will not change. If Obama gets a chance to appoint another justice, the balance will shift dramatically with 5 left wing justices who believe, as Kagan does, that the Constitution is play-dough to be molded any way the SC "progressives" want.

    Jim
     
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