Friday, February 02, 2018

Illinois Court: Gun Ban Near Parks Unconstitutional

The high court's unanimous ruling builds on a series of cases it has decided since 2013, when it struck down a portion of the state's felony gun law that calls for serious penalties for anyone caught toting a loaded gun outside their home. The justices ruled that section of the state law violated the Second Amendment right to publicly carry loaded firearms. In a separate ruling two years later, justices further clawed back the law -- this time setting aside restrictions to carrying loaded guns on the streets, sidewalks and other "public ways."

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Thursday's ruling doesn't address -- and therefore lets stand -- other parts of the state's gun law, which prohibits firearms within 1,000 feet (about a city block) of schools, courthouses, public transportation facilities or public housing. The justices did not rule on guns carried near those locations on technical grounds.

The ruling also did not address the state's broad bans on felons or minors carrying guns or guns carried inside sensitive locations.

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People should just start carrying assault rifles on their backs and see how long it takes for public uproar to kick in.

#1 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-02-02 04:39 PM

People should just start carrying assault rifles on their backs and see how long it takes for public uproar to kick in.

Posted by Sycophant at 2018-02-02 04:39 PM | Reply

Especially by minorities.

#2 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-02-02 04:40 PM

The New Black Panthers and Huey Newton Gun Club do that all the time. Nobody cares unless they're blocking traffic on 288.

#3 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-02-02 05:35 PM

The New Black Panthers and Huey Newton Gun Club do that all the time. Nobody cares unless they're blocking traffic on 288.

#3 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

No. They don't. What planet do you live on?

#4 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-02-02 06:03 PM

I live in the most multi-cultural city in America. It's also home to Quannel X. Armed protests by black militants are not uncommon here. They've also had armed protests in North Carolina, Wisconsin, Ohio, etc. The Huey Newton Gun Club is in Dallas. Surely such an informed individual as yourself remembers when they guarded a mosque in Dallas from an armed, anti-Islam protest that the rednecks ran away from?

#5 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-02-02 06:13 PM

Or how about another fun one. The "Oink, Oink, Bang! Bang!" protest at the Waller Country Jail in response to Sandra Bland's death? I've met that Sheriff, he's a real douche, about 5'5" and dresses like Walker Texas Ranger. He was keeping 10 firearms on him after those protests. A bunch of them, including a machine gun, ended up getting stolen out of his vehicle while he was having lunch with other law enforcement officers at a Chili's.

#6 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-02-02 06:19 PM

The second amendment was only intended for white men.
The founding fathers would never have agreed to let chicks and riggers pack heat.

#7 | Posted by bored at 2018-02-02 06:30 PM

I live in the most multi-cultural city in America. It's also home to Quannel X. Armed protests by black militants are not uncommon here. They've also had armed protests in North Carolina, Wisconsin, Ohio, etc. The Huey Newton Gun Club is in Dallas. Surely such an informed individual as yourself remembers when they guarded a mosque in Dallas from an armed, anti-Islam protest that the rednecks ran away from?
#5 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

That's cute. An armed protest.

Did I say protest?

No, I said they should start carrying them around PERIOD. Going to work? Yep. Grocery store? Yep. Movie theater? Yep. Walking the dog? Yep. Visiting your elected officials? Yep.

#8 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-02-02 07:38 PM

Black people carry. In public. Nobody cares.

#9 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-02-02 07:40 PM

Nobody cares.

#9 | Posted by sitzkrieg

Well, except the cops that shoot them dead on sight.

Other than THAT, nobody cares.

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-02 07:46 PM

#10

People don't even care about that... well, people like Sitzkrieg don't anyway.

#11 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-02-02 08:05 PM

Well, except the cops that shoot them dead on sight.
Other than THAT, nobody cares.
#10 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY

Hell, the cops shoot blacks who don't have guns because they think they might have a gun. "He reached for his waistband, so I had to kill him".

#12 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2018-02-03 12:14 AM

People don't even care about that

#11 | POSTED BY DIRKSTRUAN AT 2018-02-02 08:05 PM | REPLY

Name the kid from the park. You know it, because you care and it's a major issue for you whetos.

#13 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-02-03 08:11 AM

"Even with the 1,000-foot ban near parks -- which legislators added to existing state law in 1993 -- some of the city's most notorious gun violence has rained down on public parks."

No DUH. That law would only stopped law abiding citizens from carrying a fire arm which created an unarmed buffet of potential victims for the criminals who wouldn't follow that law.

#14 | Posted by jamesgelliott at 2018-02-03 08:18 AM

What about all the mass shootings in the last year in places where people were permitted to carry and were, in fact, carrying? I think there was only one incident where it made a difference.

#15 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2018-02-03 03:43 PM

I think there was only one incident where it made a difference.

Which less dead people than there would be if there had been a ban.

#16 | Posted by moomanfl at 2018-02-04 03:18 PM

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