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  1. #1 Mayor Daley calls Supreme Court's gun-ban reversal 'a very frightening decision' 
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    An angry Mayor Richard Daley on Thursday called the Supreme Court's overturning of the Washington D.C. gun ban "a very frightening decision" and vowed to fight vigorously any challenges to Chicago's ban.

    The mayor, speaking at a Navy Pier event, said he was sure mayors nationwide, who carry the burden of keeping cities safe, will be outraged by the decision.

    Chicago's handgun ban, which has lasted for more than a quarter-century, came under threat earlier in the day when the Supreme Court decided that Washington D.C.'s law against handgun ownership is unconstitutional.

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    Illinois gun-rights activists have said they expect to mount a quick legal challenge to the Chicago Weapons Ordinance.

    Other city officials said they felt confidant that challenge would fail.

    "We are confident that this does not invalidate Chicago's ordinance at this point," said Jennifer Hoyle, spokeswoman for the city Law Department.

    Benna Solomon, deputy corporation counsel for the city, asserted that the Supreme Court decision only applies to the federal government. Washington D.C., she said, is part of the federal government, but Chicago is an independent home-rule unit of Illinois.

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    Daley said the Supreme Court decision, by allowing guns in city streets but still banning them in the halls of federal power, further widens the gap between the country's elite and the common people.

    "This decision really places those who are rich and those who are in power [to] always feel safe," Daley said. "Those who do not have the power do not feel safe, and that's what they're saying."

    The press never mentions the many citizens who are maimed but not slain by guns, the ones who take the real toll on America's health-care and tax systems, Daley said.

    "They're the forgotten souls, they're in the nursing home for the rest of their lives," Daley said. "They're the ones with spinal cord injuries, head injuries, costing the government millions of dollars to taxpayers."

    "They can have all the guns we want in the fed building," Daley said. "They can have all the guns. But why should we as a city not be able to protect ourselves from those who want guns in our society?"

    It was the first time in nearly 70 years that the court had taken up broad questions about the 2nd Amendment's protections of the right to bear arms. The city of Chicago, which has had its own ban on handgun ownership since 1982, had filed a brief with the court in support of the ban in January.

    Daley stressed the danger of private gun ownership, not only to other Chicago citizens, but to the children of gun owners.

    "We've shown time and time again how many children have been killed in their homes by guns," he said. "Parents are away, they get the gun. Parents are away, the child takes the gun, runs out in the street and has an argument, comes back and shoots somebody."

    He described America as a country of gun-lovers who export their weaponry to neighboring countries like Canada and Mexico, spreading violence to relatively peaceful areas.

    Daley said he found it "amazing" how guns are banned anywhere near the Supreme Court and the U.S. Capitol, but the lawmakers who meet there are "changing the rules" to allow them on city streets.
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    We really need a puke smilie. :mad:

    I'm now feeling embarrassed that I've voted for Daley. Of course, the city is better with him than any of the other morons who have been running against him lately.
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    "We've shown time and time again how many children have been killed in their homes by guns," he said. "Parents are away, they get the gun. Parents are away, the child takes the gun, runs out in the street and has an argument, comes back and shoots somebody."
    Sounds like an argument against concealed carry laws. If the parent was able to take the gun with them, we wouldn't have this problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph wiggum View Post
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    We really need a puke smilie. :mad:

    I'm now feeling embarrassed that I've voted for Daley. Of course, the city is better with him than any of the other morons who have been running against him lately.
    Just another Liberal puke who hates the Constitution because having rights makes him work harder !
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    Lemmie guess....Daley is afraid the big bad men who own guns are going to come and get him?

    Why can't some people actually read the crime statistics reported by the FBI and see that areas that allow law abiding, responsible people to own firearms typically have lower crime rates? Is it too much to ask?
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    An angry Mayor Richard Daley on Thursday called the Supreme Court's overturning of the Washington D.C. gun ban "a very frightening decision" and vowed to fight vigorously any challenges to Chicago's ban.

    I imagine this is a "frightening" decision if you are a fascist. Daley is a poor excuse for an American and just carrying on the corrupt fascism of his family line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vepr View Post
    An angry Mayor Richard Daley on Thursday called the Supreme Court's overturning of the Washington D.C. gun ban "a very frightening decision" and vowed to fight vigorously any challenges to Chicago's ban.

    I imagine this is a "frightening" decision if you are a fascist. Daley is a poor excuse for an American and just carrying on the corrupt fascism of his family line.
    Maybe Chicage will secede from the union over this ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    Maybe Chicage will secced from the union over this ?
    Says the "Spelling King.’"
    At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
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    Actually, I would like to see murder rates in D.C., Chicago, San Francisco in a year and see if the affirmation of the second amendment has a decrease in murders and other crimes. Would the Libs heads explode if guns actually caused a decrease?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LogansPapa View Post
    Says the "Spelling King.’"
    Oh Noes. Since I'm the Spelling Queen.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReaganForRus View Post
    Actually, I would like to see murder rates in D.C., Chicago, San Francisco in a year and see if the affirmation of the second amendment has a decrease in murders and other crimes. Would the Libs heads explode if guns actually caused a decrease?
    Shooting the perpetrators commiting crimes might bring the murder rate down in these 3 cities. The liberal pussies would so distraught though!
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