Skip to comments.Chicago Has Plenty of Gun Laws, Ed Schultz Belatedly Learns
Posted on 01/10/2013 2:03:25 AM PST by Mozilla
Schultz, a frequent NewsBusters reader, took the hint yesterday, and to his credit (audio) --
I made a comment on this program the other day that some righties are taking issue with. Well, let's get into this a little bit. If I'm wrong, then you'll be the first to know on this radio show. ... So we have, as Congress is divided on so many issues, we as a country are divided on what to do about firearms! And I don't purport to you that I have the perfect answer. (pause) And I'm not sure if you do either, but I'm willing to listen.
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SCHULTZ: What are the gun laws in Chicago? What can you tell us?
MOORE: Well, first of all, Chicago used to have a ban but then, you know, the Supreme Court back in 2010 issued an opinion that, I believe an incorrect one, but they basically said that you had a First Amendment right (Moore confusing First and Second Amendments) to own a handgun and that the city could not ban handgun or gun ownership. And so, the city went back to the drawing boards and worked up a new ordinance which has been on the books now for two years that allows for, allows you to own a gun but requires you to register it. And it has a, you can register no more than one handgun per month, and you have to obtain a city firearms permit which requires having a valid state of Illinois firearm owner's identification card. And then you must register the gun with the Chicago police department. If you've been convicted of a violent crime, you can't own a handgun or if you've been convicted of two or more offenses for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you can't have a handgun. You can't have a gun if you're convicted of domestic violence, and assault weapons are banned entirely. And if you do are caught with one there's a mandatory jail time for anyone caught with a gun. ...
One more thing that I think is also important and hopefully gun advocates as well as those who support reasonable controls can support and that is, it requires training, safety training, so that you know what you're going to be, you know what you're doing with, when you have a handgun and much like, you know, you have to get training and get a driver's license to drive a car.
SCHULTZ: Sure. Uh, so, uh, much like the federal assault weapons ban which was in place that expired, it is in Chicago. You can't have an assault weapon.
MOORE: That's correct.
SCHULTZ: OK. Uh, so that's a pretty strict gun law, I mean, by national standards.
SCHULTZ: Would you consider the gun laws in Chicago strict?
MOORE: Certainly as compared to most jurisdictions, yes I would.
And there is no longer any crimes commited with firearms in Chicago.... oh wait, never mind.
Hard core drugs are illegal across the whole country. Therefore, there are hardly any of them in Chicago, right alderman?
Murder is illegal across the whole county. Therefore, there are hardly any of them in Chicago, right alderman?
What a stupid argument. Blame everyone else for your own stupidity. Oh, I guess that makes him a dem. More likely a ‘progressive.’
And the laws are an abject failure because they do not address underlying issues.
I think that ‘Progressives’ don’t so much miss the point, as dodge it.
The "Curl Up And Dye" hair salon, downtown Chicago.
What a crazy radical, to start gathering facts and thinking for himself. His Prog buddies aren't going to like that.
“Chicago used to have a ban but then, you know, the Supreme Court back in 2010 issued an opinion that, I believe an incorrect one,”...implying what...that there was no gun shootings while the ban was in effect.
What a distortion of the facts! The ban has not and did not and never will stop illegal firearms!