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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Section of Chicago’s Gun-Control Law Struck by U.S. Judge


“A federal judge has ruled it’s unconstitutional for Chicago to deny gun permits to people convicted of weapons crimes, the Chicago Tribune reports. The city’s ordinance forbids gun permits to people who have been convicted ‘in any jurisdiction’ of an ‘unlawful use of a weapon that is a firearm.’ U.S. District Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan ruled the ordinance is vague in defining “unlawful use of a weapon,” noting that the language could be interpreted differently in different jurisdictions. He found that the restriction violates the Second Amendment.” (USA Today)

Someone planning to commit a crime won’t be deterred by a gun law.

FEE Timely Classic
“The Seen and Unseen in Gun Control” by Sheldon Richman