Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Great news! Oppression might be reversing itself!

Today a Federal appellate court ruled that Illinois' complete ban on carrying firearms is unconstitutional, and gave Illinois lawmakers 180 days to pass new laws that don't ban firearms.   Expect severe resistance from the Democratic party of Illinois, which has replaced its humanity with an eerie strict adhesion to a non-party stance of being anti-gun.   

"The Supreme Court has decided that the amendment confers a right to bear arms for self-defense, which is as important outside the home as inside," Judge Richard Posner wrote in the court's majority opinion. "The theoretical and empirical evidence (which overall is inconclusive) is consistent with concluding that a right to carry firearms in public may promote self-defense."
He continued: "Illinois had to provide us with more than merely a rational basis for believing that its uniquely sweeping ban is justified by an increase in public safety. It has failed to meet this burden."

This victory was provided in part by the Second Amendment Foundation, this is a group that really deserves support, as they fight a majority of the legal battles that are reshaping the stigmatization of guns.    

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Illinois Lawmaker jailed for Carrying in O'hare

Donne Trotter, Democrat, with a history of non-votes for gun rights is now probably regretting those decisions as he has been jailed for attempting to carry a pistol onto an airplane.   You may not remember but Trotter voted "present" in 1997 on a measure to reduce the charge of carrying a concealed pistol on you from a felony to a misdemeanor.   More recently this slimy worm voted for a large capacity magazine ban, outlawing magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.  Of course that large capacity magazine ban didn't apply to many groups:

19       (d) This Section does not apply to or affect any of the
20   following:
21           (1) Peace officers as defined in Section 2-13 of this
22       Code and retired peace officers not otherwise prohibited
23       from receiving a firearm, in possession of a large capacity
24       ammunition feeding device transferred to the retired peace
25       officer by his or her law enforcement agency upon
26       retirement

Some of you may recall that the 2nd Amendment is quite clear, the right to keep and BEAR arms shall not be infringed...  however in Illinois it is a felony to bear arms in any manner, rights denied, tyranny wins.     Now a man who was in a position to make a positive change in that and didn't, is in and now out of jail for carrying an unloaded handgun through security.    The press so incompetently adds that his handgun had "a magazine clip with six bullets".   Someday, I'd like someone to explain what a magazine clip is... is it a clip that holds several magazines together?   

Don't get me wrong, I don't believe the man did anything wrong... except betray himself and the entire populace of the state of Illinois by making safe, party friendly non-votes on gun issues.    For that, he deserves to taste what the citizenry face every day in that wretched police state.