Skip to comments.City Writes $399,950 Check To Gun Rights Group(IL)
Posted on 02/09/2012 6:15:37 AM PST by marktwain
Earlier this month, the city of Chicago wrote a check for $399,950 to the Second Amendment Foundation, a gun rights group located in Bellevue, Wash. The check was a reimbursement for legal fees the foundation incurred in the McDonald v. Chicago case, which resulted in the United States Supreme Court overturning the citys ban on handguns.
The city lost that action, said Julianne Versnel, the foundations director of operations. Because it was a constitutional civil rights case, the city was required to pay the cost.
Like all city checks, its signed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Comptroller Amer Ahmad. The McDonald case was argued and lost by Richard M. Daleys administration. But thats not stopping Ted Cruz, a U.S. Senate candidate from Texas, from using it to tweak Emanuel. Cruz posted a photo of the check on his campaign website, under the headline Rahm Pays For Violating Second Amendment.
Very, very cool. Heres a shot of the actual check that Rahm Emanuel had to write to the Second Amendment Foundation for the City of Chicagos violating our right to keep and bear arms.
As the Solicitor General of Texas, I was honored to lead the States before the U.S. Supreme Court in the Heller case, which resulted in a landmark 5-4 victory, protecting our fundamental Second Amendment rights.
Coincidentally, the Second Amendment Foundation announced yesterday that it will lead the appeal of a U.S. District Court decision upholding Illinoiss ban on conceal carry. Thanks to the Chicago treasury, its lawyers will have more money to pursue that case.
"Illinois is probably our single biggest battleground right now," said the foundation's executive director, Alan Gottlieb.
Better hurry and get the decision and collect the money from IL before they declare bankruptcy.
This is great. I want to see a picture of the check!
Next stop: New Jersey
Chicago’s expansion of O’Hare Airport (which the airlines really didn’t want anyway) displaced much of suburban Bensenville, including a long-established gun store—which had the only decent indoor range in the northern suburbs.
They were forced to relocate to west suburban Lombard—and the city was forced to pay the full tab by the courts. :-D
Get it to the bank ...
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