Thursday, June 26, 2008

NRA Moves on Chicago Ban; McCain Slams Chicago

The NRA has stated on Fox News that they are moving immediately against the Chicago handgun ban in the wake of the Heller decision.

The cherubs and seraphim tell me that San Francisco is also on the table.

Verified...This now up from AP:
Gun rights supporters hailed the decision. "I consider this the opening salvo in a step-by-step process of providing relief for law-abiding Americans everywhere that have been deprived of this freedom," said Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association.

The NRA will file lawsuits in San Francisco, Chicago and several of its suburbs challenging handgun restrictions there based on Thursday's outcome.


From Chicago.com:
McCain: Chicago Gun Ban Infringes On Rights

Republican Presidential Candidate Singles Out Chicago In Statement Praising Supreme Court Ruling

Gun Rights Ruling May Change Chicago Law
ARLINGTON, Va. (CBS) ― U.S. Sen. John McCain said Thursday that the Supreme Court ruling in favor of gun ownership showed that the Chicago handgun ban has "infringed on the constitutional rights of Americans."

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee called the ruling a "landmark victory for Second Amendment freedom in the United States."

Tell us what you think of the ruling and gun control.

"For the first time in the history of our Republic, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms was and is an individual right as intended by our Founding Fathers," McCain said in a statement.

He criticized Sen. Barack Obama for not signing a bipartisan amicus brief supporting the ruling later issued by the Supreme Court, and singled out the Chicago ban in describing what the ruling should change.

4 comments:

JWilliams said...

I thought that California's Supreme Court struck down the San Fransico ban?

Justin Buist said...

They did.

Michael Bane said...

San Fran was moving to recast their ban in a way that might pass state mister...

mb

Affe said...

Go after the AB in CA... I want my "in common use" AR !! And not the weird looking stock, or maglocked kind !