Friday, April 06, 2012


  • The Illinois Supreme Court gave new life Thursday to a challenge to Cook County’s ban on assault weapons.

    A judge was wrong to throw out the challenge, and so was the appeals court that upheld that ruling, the state’s high court said in sending the case back to the judge to hear testimony on whether assault weapons should have the same Second Amendment protection as handguns.

And what makes an assault weapon so very scary?

  • The county ordinance outlaws the sale or possession of “any assault weapon or large-capacity magazine.” It describes several traits of prohibited weapons — such as a protruding grip or a shroud attached to the barrel — and specifies several types of guns that are in violation of the ordinance.
Well that just outlawed all CPD rifles and derivatives (yes, we know about the law enforcement exceptions....pipe down). This is going to drag on for a bunch more years yet, so don't get all hopeful that Illinois is trending toward joining the other forty-nine states anytime soon.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Join the NRA! NOW!

4/06/2012 05:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are a lot of things that you can predict in life but the Cubs winning a World series will never be one of them . They are Born Losers . Have been & always will be . Dempster pitches a great game only to have there two asses I mean aces blow it . I can see it already , wait till next year .

4/06/2012 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Illinois Supreme Court actually acknowledging there might be a Second Amendment Right to Bear Arms? What's next, a Cubs World Series?"

No World Series on the North Side yet. Not when the tying run is on third in the bottom of the ninth and gets thrown out at the plate on an infield grounder to third. A very costly out.

Remember, Theo says progress is not linear.

"The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three run homers."

Earl Weaver

4/06/2012 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Riverside Police Chief is spouting off about all sorts of crimes being committed with "assault weapons". Show me one crime committed by a legally owned firearm of any type by someone legally entitled to own and I'll STFU. But, until then STFU yourself.

4/06/2012 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The county's stupid so-called "assault weapon ban" is even more restrictive than Chicago's draconian b.s. At least with Chicago you can get a little creative.

4/06/2012 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, "You think!!!"

4/06/2012 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous South of Normal...... said...

If this weapon's ban is designed to protect people, it sure is not the law abiding, responsible. gun-owning, tax-paying voters.
The poor police do not have enough manpower to respond to calls as quickly as they would like which means that us law abiding citizens must protect our own home and property. Cook County laws prevent us from being able to do this.
Let us have our guns, show us good use of our tax dollars and PASS CONCEALED CARRY!

4/06/2012 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just allow single shot weapons. With true marksmanship, only one shot is needed.

4/06/2012 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"And what makes an assault weapon so very scary?"

From what I can remember of comparing them some years back, the ordinances here are literal carbon copies of California law.

I mean, why think?

In general -- a lot of people don't realize that municipal ordinances are no longer written by the municipality, but are purchased ready-made from a large company that works them up and distributes them in binders.

If leaving a doorknob in your driveway is illegal in one town, it'll be illegal everywhere.

4/06/2012 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting that the Court will consider the ban on assault weapons but will not consider eliminating the ban on "concealed carry". Somethings wrong with this picture bacause you can't walk around with a assault rifle in your hand for protection from the bad guys. And you can be they are packing, concealed carry ban be dammwd.

4/06/2012 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't get all hopeful that Illinois is trending toward joining the other forty-nine states anytime soon.

Too bad. I would like to go see my cousin but I won't set foot in IL for fear that I might accidently spend a nickel there and give contribution to the political madness. Ain't gonna happen.
I won't even buy online from a company in IL.
I can't use a ballot from out of state so I vote with my wallet.

4/06/2012 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm the NRA and I vote.

Personally, this whole "assault weapon" and "high capacity magazine" thing is bullshit. It's designed to get people into the mindset that some guns are evil and should be banned because it will reduce crime. Or that by somehow having a certain number of bullets, the potential for criminal-induced mayhem is reduced.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Guns aren't evil per se - some people that use them are, but that doesn't mean that the rest of us law-abiding citizens should be disarmed. Quite the contrary - EVERY law-abiding citizen should be required to own a firearm and possess 3000 rounds of ammo; with the additional requirement of having to fire off 1000 rounds at a range every year (the range can certify it happened, and give the paperwork to the firearms owner, so if a question comes up - the paperwork can be produced. No government database necessary).

One need only look to the UK to see what the effect of banning guns is: Higher crime, some guns, and lots of knives and bats. In fact, when the UK riots happened recently, citizens unable to get firearms to protect themselves purchased aluminum baseball bats from AmazonUK. The UK has even had such a problem with knives that they've proposed only selling "safe tipped" knives (rounded tips) as if any criminal couldn't simply sharpen the edge on the ground like they do when making shanks in prison...

Just say NO! to every one of the morons in office who come up with these asinine concepts to restrict our rights. This bullshit only adversely affects law-abiding citizens, increases crime, and endangers our method of Government. It should NOT stand.

4/06/2012 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well spent tax dollars. Elect representatives that do nothing but write laws that challenge the US constitution so they can become famous and make a name for themselves.

The law gets upheld by the supreme court big deal!

The political apparatus will just change the words around or the meanings of the words and pass another law and wait for someone with the time and the means to take them to court again. The process generates revenues for all the lawyers and legal apparatus.

Like the eavesdropping law restricting the filming of police that Illinois representatives continue to insist on, even though that law has been found unconstitutional. Oh and if that isn't bad enough now someone in Illinois presents another bill that says that a cop can film whatever they like and a citizen cannot even film a cop without audio!

If the citizens cry about being filmed the reply from the CPD brass would be that if you're not doing anything wrong what do you have to worry about. Well, the same should apply to the filming of CPD during the public duties of their jobs. If you're not doing anything wrong you should have nothing to worry about.

Make one wonder about this democratic process.

Take San Francisco and the recent DEA and Fed drug raid on four medical pot clinics. Didn't the California residence vote to approve those?

Whether you agree with it or not doesn't the will of the people matter?

When are we going to stop throwing money down the drain on the failed war on drugs? The war on drugs is a failure. The war on poverty is a failure. We need to stop declaring wars on things that we are not serious about as it debases the meaning of the phrase.

How's the Chicago war on gangs going? Looks like they still rule the streets.

4/06/2012 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please join the NRA if for no other reason than to piss off that ass hole at st sabinas the mayor and his police puppet mcgoof.

4/06/2012 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't appreciate the cubs comment. Lets be professional.

4/06/2012 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just allow single shot weapons. With true marksmanship, only one shot is needed.

4/06/2012 10:15:00 AM
This is a joke, right?
Because there is NEVER more than one assailant. Not ever.

4/06/2012 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Join the NRA! NOW!

4/06/2012 05:18:00 AM

The NRA is having a special right now where a life member can sponsor you and get you signed up for a life membership for only 300 dollars.

4/06/2012 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joined the NRA a few months ago and intend to buy an AR sometime soon. My life and family are worth far more than the words penned by some left-wing retard politician who either A) has the right to carry as a "peace officer" or B) has bodyguards. I have neither, and my home is my sanctuary, so go fuck yourself.

Can any one of you tell us taxpaying nitwits that still live here how many crimes Chicago's gun registry solved? Furthermore, with the city's new restrictive owner registry for handgun owners that no one follows, can you say how many crimes have been caused by law-abiding gun owners?

I can bet the number is very low, if not precisely zero. That said, why do we still tolerate our "leaders" walking all over the Constitution?

I think we need to do what they did in Athens, TN after WWII. Enough is enough already.

-Edison Park Resident

4/06/2012 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't appreciate the cubs comment. Lets be professional.

4/06/2012 02:40:00 PM

tell that to the cubs.

4/06/2012 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ruger announced they are no longer taking any more orders.They have 1,000,000 to fill currently.Think somethings up????

4/07/2012 12:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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.

4/07/2012 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as Alexander Hamilton explained in 1788:

[I]f circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude[,] that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people while there is a large body of citizens, little, if at all, inferior to them in discipline and the use of arms, who stand ready to defend their own rights and those of their fellow-citizens

4/07/2012 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Noah Webster similarly argued:
Before a standing army can rule the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States.

4/07/2012 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Samuel Adams proposed that the Constitution:
Be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms; or to raise standing armies, unless when necessary for the defence of the United States, or of some one or more of them; or to prevent the people from petitioning, in a peaceable and orderly manner, the federal legislature, for a redress of their grievances: or to subject the people to unreasonable searches and seizures.

4/07/2012 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm an NRA member and I do vote! So fuckoff Rahm and Mc stoopid!

Da Pelon

4/07/2012 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/07/2012 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois is now the ONLY state that prohibits good citizens to Conceal and Carry. You have no one else to blame but our Democrat leaders. They all have armed protection 24/7. The rest of us, excluding cops and retired cops, are left out here without anything.

4/07/2012 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Executive Director of the Illinois Council to Prevent Handgun Violence is Colleen Daley.

She also is a lawyer for the FOP with strong ties to Patrick Thompson, the nephew of Shortshanks. Might be time for the FOP to get rid of her.

4/08/2012 09:22:00 PM  

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