“There is something incongruent about a nonviolent person, who is not a felon but who is convicted of a misdemeanor offense of simple possession of a firearm, being forever barred from exercising his constitutional right to defend himself in his own home in Chicago against felons or violent criminals,” Der-Yeghiayan said.Hey city bloody busybodies. Maybe if you let we the people keep and bear arms some of this carnage could be stopped.
“The same constitution that protects people’s right to bear arms prohibits this type of indiscriminate and arbitrary governmental regulation," he continued. "It is the opinion of this court that any attempt to dilute or restrict a core constitutional right with justifications that do not have a basis in history and tradition is inherently suspect.”
Chicago’s gun law was passed just days after a 2010 ruling by theU.S. Supreme Court striking down the city’s 28-year ban on handguns.
I used to not think much about the 2nd amendment. But living in Chicago and its environs has made me a big supporter.