Chicago Loses Another Ridiculous Gun Law

by dave on January 11, 2014

This week Chicago lost another round of court challenges, as the city continues to try to remove the rights of citizens to protect themselves and families in the face of out of control crime.

chicago mayorMayor Rahm Emanuel looked somber as he admitted his support for removing the right for legal citizens to buy handguns and restrictions prohibiting gun shops from operating within the city was struck down by a Federal appeals court as violating the 2nd amendment.  

While Emanuel continues to lead the way trying to remove the rights of citizens and attempts to create the most totalitarian city in the country in terms of government controls and blatant restrictions on citizens (restricting or removing the right to conceal carry, attempts to ban handgun sales), city officials and administrators have faced repeated failures in court.  

Meanwhile, it's interesting that other cities and officials are noting that cities with the highest rates of violent crime (including gun crime) are also cities which have the most restrictive gun laws.  Areas with more open and less restrictive "shall issue" gun laws meanwhile on average boast notably lower rates of crime.  Perhaps it's time for officials to understand that criminals don't care about the laws they are enacting to try to make themselves feel better — the ones who are impacted are the very citizens who might otherwise 'choose' to exercise their constitutional right to protect themselves and their family.  

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Nearly every Sheriff in Colorado (except the liberal republic of Boulder) has joined in a lawsuit to stop the ridiculous magazine (15 round capacity maximum) limit law passed by the Colorado legislature this year and set to go into effect in July.

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While some constituents have argued the Sheriff's have a duty to enforce the laws passed by the legislators, I think the Sheriff's have it right and that they also took an oath of office to uphold the Constitution, and if a law is passed that is by definition unconstitutional (or reasonably interpreted that way, that's where this will be decided) that they should contest it and at a minimum refuse to enforce it.  

Seems like the intent should be to enforce the laws we already have, rather than create new ridiculous ones from law makers who want to score political points but have zero awareness or knowledge about the items they're trying to regulate (Rhonda Fields and other Colorado state legislators, this means you).  

In the meantime, for firearm owners and Glock fans, the message locally has been clear.  Stock up, assuming you can even find any, because those magazines that fit your stock 9mm Glock are about to be outlawed and make you a criminal (alright, so you're grandfathered in, but can't transfer it or give it to your son legally, etc., so it's ridiculous).  

The saga continues, and is being played out across the nation.  Unfortunately, for me living in Colorado the trend has been far too liberal and rights degrading.  Last I checked, limiting the rights of a homeowner, citizen, women, minorities, etc. from being able to lawfully defend themselves is the wrong way to go.  

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Glock Shortages Are Rampant

February 17, 2013
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Nationwide shortages of Glock handguns continue as consumers rush to stores trying to protect themselves and purchase their favorite semi auto handgun before gun grabbing politicians (federal and state levels) enact new rules. Reports from Glock officials of 10-month backlogs are becoming the norm, while even used Glock's are commanding top dollar among users seeking [...]

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Glock Sales Surge As Gun Hating Obama / Feinstein Legislation Nears

December 20, 2012
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With the tragic events in Connecticut last week, committed by an underage criminal (who stole weapons from his mother, among them a Glock 9mm (G19 model we presume) on psychiatric meds, sales of semi-automatic handguns and ammunition are at record levels as President Obama and notorious gun hating senator Dianne Feinstein look to use the [...]

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Glock Gun Sales Surge After Obama Election

November 29, 2012

As we predicted, with the re-election the Obama and no changes in his gun hating history and administration (Contempt of Congress laden Attorney General Eric Holder in particular) sales of guns and ammunition of all types have been surging since the election. With rhetoric from some senator's and notoriously anti-gun rights (even for protection) individuals [...]

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NRA Life of Duty Video

November 11, 2012

This is a really well done series by the NRA.   Take a moment and watch it.  It's only about 4 minutes long.  It's touching and sincere.  Nicely produced. It made me think too while I was working yesterday listening to Jack Spirko of the Survival Podcast who was talking about politicians looking to remove [...]

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Aurora CO Shooting and Pending Obama/Holder Gun Crackdowns?

July 26, 2012

Everyone's heard about the shooting at the Theater in Aurora.  Whack job young male with mental instability shoots and murders innocent attendee's at the Batman premier in Colorado.  His weapons included a Remington 870 shotgun (12 ga.), a modified AR .223 rifle, and two Glock .40 caliber handguns.  This hits close to home for me.  [...]

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Gun Range Date Night – Part 2

March 25, 2012

You might be a redneck if you go with your wife on date nights to the Gun Range.  I guess that includes me.  Again. Leaving the kids behind we again went out to the range for an evening of brass and gunpowder to play with our beloved Glocks. We again returned to the Shootist in [...]

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Gunny Ermey Talks About Glocks

February 26, 2012

I've been a big fan of R. Lee Ermey (aka "Gunny") since I saw Full Metal Jacket 20 years ago.  Dude is hard as nails, direct, no b.s. former marine and it shows. He's now a spokesman for Team Glock, and has some great comments about Glocks vs. other manufacturers.  He's spot on too, comparing [...]

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Doomsday Preppers and Glocks

February 7, 2012

I'm a big fan of the doomsday genre and have been for about 10 years.  If you're into firearms and handguns, you might get some kicks out of reading some of Rawles Survival Blog (my favorite), or reading his book Patriots: Surviving the Coming Economic Collapse.   In the meantime, I'm looking forward to watching [...]

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