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Municipalities Better Think Twice Before Banning Gun Shops or Ranges

Illinois State Rifle Association

Illinois State Rifle Association

Illinois --( Municipalities planning to inhibit the lawful commerce in firearms, ammunition and accessories had better think twice in light of a ruling against the City of Chicago handed down by a federal judge last Thursday.

In that ruling, the judge ordered Chicago to reimburse nearly $1 million in legal fees to plaintiffs in a lawsuit decided against the city in 2010.

The case in question struck down the city’s ban on the operation of gun shops and target ranges within city limits.

The judge’s decision to award reimbursement of legal fees in the Chicago case comes just days before the Niles, Illinois Village Council will rule on whether to approve a proposal to establish and operate a gun shop and target range in the village’s industrial area.

The village zoning board had earlier approved the proposal but pressure from a New York City based gun control group caused the Village Council to reconsider the proposal. The full Niles Village Council will take the matter up on Monday, July 7th.

“Bans on gun shops and ranges will prove to be expensive propositions for municipalities,” said ISRA Executive Director, Richard Pearson.

“Gun control groups ride into town and bully public officials into passing unconstitutional ordinances then quickly leave town before the legal trouble begins. When the smoke clears, the municipality is left footing the bill and the gun controllers are nowhere to be seen.”

“The Niles Village Council should ponder well Chicago’s experience,” continued Pearson. “Jeopardizing the village’s bank balance so that some out-of-state gun control group can put a mark on the wall is not good public policy. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel could have patched a lot of potholes with the million bucks he has to pay out.”

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  • 2 User comments to “Municipalities Better Think Twice Before Banning Gun Shops or Ranges”

    1. Clowns,very descriptive of all liberal gungrabbers ! Like pilgrims like double barrel Joe ! “Just fire two blasts with a shotgun,….get a shotgun,..get a shotgun” ! Now aint these the same clowns always talking on mental issues ? “just fire two blasts through the door” !?!?!?

    2. Bob Shell on July 8, 2014 at 11:43 AM said:

      Not to worry the politicions of Chicage will steal the money off the working stiffs to pay that. Stealing is an art form for those who run that dump. Too bad they are not as clever in solving the violence there.

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