Daley Pushing New Gun Ban Measure
Chicago is fighting to keep its 1982 handgun ban, even as suburbs such as Wilmette and Morton Grove are throwing in the towel.
In fact, Daley is talking about drafting yet another ordinance to spell out the responsibilities and liabilities of homeowners in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision to overturn Washington D.C.'s handgun ban.
He wants to know just how far the Supreme Court is prepared to go to protect the 2nd Amendment.
In a 5-to-4 decision issued June 26, the Supreme Court overturned the Washington D.C. handgun ban on grounds that the 2nd Amendment guarantees the right to possess a handgun in your home for self-defense. Daley called it a 'frightening' ruling that harkens 'back to the Old West.'
Chicago's Corporation Counsel Mara Georges has expressed confidence that a federal judge would dismiss lawsuits the NRA has filed to overturn Chicagos ban.
She told aldermen this week that Chicago's handgun freeze was 'not invalidated' by the Washington D.C. ruling because three prior Supreme Court decisions have 'found that the Second Amendment does not apply to state and municipalities.' Washington D.C. is a federal jurisdiction.