Cook County & Chicago IL Deal Serious Blows to Gun Rights, Responding to Concealed Carry Legislation

Lions and Tigers and Concealed Carry Oh My!
Lions and Tigers and Concealed Carry Oh My!
NRA-ILA
NRA – ILA

Charlotte, NC –-(Ammoland.com)-  Yesterday, the Cook County Board of Commissioners and the Chicago City Council met in order to consider ordinances that would ban so-called “assault weapons.”

During the Chicago City Council meeting, council members took the opportunity to demean gun owners and the NRA, even suggesting that those residents who oppose the new gun regulations can just leave the city.

However, Chicago’s proposed ordinance included language saying “Nothing in this section shall be construed to regulate any firearm or ammunition to the extent that such regulation be preempted.

After losing over $2 million in attorney’s fees from legal battles with the NRA, ISRA and SAF, Chicago has officially blinked.  While this single line is a victory, the rest of the ordinance continues to add more types of firearms onto the list of banned firearms and demand they be removed or disposed of within sixty days of the effective date even if they were owned lawfully.

Following such outright slander of those who enjoy exercising their Second Amendment rights, Cook County proceeded to deny Second Amendment rights for anyone under the age of 21 by banning the sale of long guns to those who are 18-20 years old.  In the same meeting, they also restricted the number of rounds that can be carried in magazines to ten and enacted a new storage ordinance.  These egregious infringements of fundamental rights seek only to disarm law-abiding residents and hinder their ability to protect themselves.  Cook County and Chicago believe they know what is best for their citizens by disarming them.  Yet they continue to see some of the most horrendous and violent crime in the United States in their streets.

Any township within Cook County will be affected by these ordinances unless the local governments act by tomorrow and opt out.  Your NRA-ILA will continue to keep you updated when more information becomes available.

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  • 5 thoughts on “Cook County & Chicago IL Deal Serious Blows to Gun Rights, Responding to Concealed Carry Legislation

    1. Telling people if they don’t like it they can leave is a line in the sand, to me. I am sick and tired of spending my livelihood feeding and watering the majority of the country. TERM LIMITS NOW.

    2. Any bets on when Chicago files for bankruptcy and follows Detroit into the financial abyss?

      This irrational fear of guns the liberals have should be added to the list of symptoms to confirm liberalism is a mental disease.

    3. Chicago has had a solid history of creating Organized Crime Organizations with all Prohibited items. Maybe that is what Chicago really wants now that Alcohol Prohibition was repealed is Gangsters and Mobs of gunrunners. Maybe the nostalgia factor plays heavy to the likes of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and State Representative Monique Davis. Lord knows the powers that be in Chicago do not fight for the law abiding working class citizens. They too much enjoy their demagogy status and hero status to the poor folks on the government dole. Oppression is easy in a socialist society.

    4. Chicago is what it has always been, a corrupt mismanaged shi*hole. The destruction of the Constitution is a new variant on a familiar theme. What arrogance and pomposity considering the city crime rate.

    5. It does not matter what laws they have, people will break their laws, and keep their guns. they tried it with drugs, they tried it with booze, there will always be gun running, sooner or later the guns will be turned on them.

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