The Right Of Self-defense Comes To Obama’s Home State

Gun SC The right of self defense comes to Obamas Home State

On December 11a 3 judge panel from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unconstitutional Illinois’ near total ban on the concealed carry of firearms. The 47 page decision in Moore v. Madigan gives the Illinois legislature 180 days to craft legislation “…consistent with the public safety and the Second Amendment as interpreted in this opinion…”

In the 2008 District of Columbia v. Heller decision, the Supreme Court upheld the 2nd Amendment right of American citizens to “…use arms in defense of hearth and home…” by finding unconstitutional the 32 year Washington D.C. ban on the keeping of functioning firearms in the home.

Two years later, in McDonald v. City of Chicago, the Court ruled that the individual right to keep and bear arms applies to the states, thereby “…protecting [that] right from infringement by local governments.” As Justice Alito wrote in the majority decision, “It is clear that the Framers . . . counted the right to keep and bear arms among those fundamental rights necessary to our system of ordered liberty.”

Yet in keeping with the left’s contempt for the right to keep and bear arms as it applies to anyone but their own bodyguards, both of the landmark Supreme Court rulings were effectively ignored—indeed defied– by the respective losing parties. In the case of Heller, DC Mayor Adrian Fenty replied to the Court by keeping in place the original, offending provision that “…the firearm must be locked, disassembled or in some way rendered inoperable, until the owner [feels] “impending danger.”  The mayor also refused to end a ban on semi-automatic weapons with magazines accepting 12 or more rounds. The city defined such weapons as “machine guns”!

In response to McDonald, the gun-grabbing minions of Chicago’s intellectually challenged Mayor Richard Daley devised a 29 page “Ordinance” defining the legal manner in which firearms may be acquired and used. Gun registration, restriction of ammunition sales and ownership, mandatory city-approved training classes, and expensive and cumbersome licensing procedures all became part of a deliberate scheme to convince Chicagoans that gun ownership was just not worth the price and inconvenience of city-imposed regulation!

But in spite of the left’s track record of hypocrisy and contempt, David B. Kopel, a law professor and 2nd Amendment attorney, believes that gun owners will be pleasantly surprised with the new legislation that the Illinois legislature is being compelled to draft.

Respected enough to be cited in both the majority and minority opinions of the 7th Circuit in its Moore decision, Kopel says that “given that the majority of the Illinois legislature is already in favor of Shall Issue, I think the risks of May Issue are fairly low.”

In short, it will soon be mandatory that Illinois SHALL issue a license to carry a concealed weapon to any law abiding citizen who wishes it. Unlike other states in which a license MAY be issued by state authorities IF an applicant provides a sufficiently compelling reason for the state to do so, Illinois licensing officials will have no choice.  If Kopel is right, this will represent a sea change unimagined even as little as a year ago.

The majority of the American public strongly believes that existing 2nd Amendment rights must be protected from the continued assault of the left. In fact, so clear is the attitude of the American people that many of the most dedicated of congressional leftists fear the very mention of gun control legislation, and the presence on Capitol Hill of gun confiscation advocacy groups like the Brady bunch is strongly discouraged.

Maybe Kopel is correct. If so, the only state to deny concealed carry will finally recognize the most fundamental of God-given rights–that of self-defense.

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  1. VirgoVince says:

    You meant to say, Kenya, Africa, for ovomit's home state, didn't you??
    You weren't quite clear on that point!!

    • Edwardkoziol says:

      I'm sure it just slipped there minds.I'd like to know when the jig actually became a resident of America let alone Illinois.

  2. We need to exercise our right to defend ourselves AGAINST THE ENEMY IN THE WHITE HOUSE! He is ATTACKING US AND OUR CONSTITUTION, and here we sit, LETTING HIM GET AWAY WITH THIS CRIME OF EPIC PROPORTIONS! If he were a robber, invading our houses, we’d have every right in the world to defend what belongs to us, so why are we not able to defend our own country against the worst enemy to ever have INVADED US TO DATE? 3000 died on September 11, 2001, and that was horrible, awful and dreadful. But, with this enemy within, how many will surely die or worse, if this he not stopped before he does even more damage to this nation? We need to get him out of our White House, one way or another, but get him out for sure! Impeach, arrest, throw him out by the ears, nose, or ass, but get him out! This may sound strange, but I have a reason for this, I do not advocate any violence against him, because this would make him a martyr! We do not need a martyr, not of the race he happens to be. He’d be even more dangerous if dead than he is while alive. No, by any means other than violence, get this ENEMY out of control, out of power, out of our lives and “government”, BUT JUST OUT OUT OUT! And hopefully, on a boat, or a plane, OUT OF THE COUNTRY! I don’t care how he goes, throw him across the ocean, but he has no business even LIVING IN OUR COUNTRY ANYMORE! He and Old Oink Oink need to be gone, and the two little Piglets along with them! Oops, maybe I shouldn’t insult Pigs by calling her Oink Oink…….I like pigs, and I especially LOVE BACON! Oh, he is a SLIME, so maybe coat the White House with BACON GREASE?!!! This would be the Best Self Defense ever used in our nation, that of Defending America by ridding her of this Disease known as HUSSEIN! forget the other two names, call him HUSSEIN! That’s probably his REAL NAME ANYWAY!

    • His crimes include, subterfuge, treason, deliberate sabotage of the economy, fraud, racketeering, bribery, circumventing the legislative constitutional process, perjury for ignoring his sworn oath to uphold the constitution, theft of taxpayer money, accepting illegal foreign campaign funds, openly displaying discontent for the USA in foreign countries, MURDER, for exporting weapons to Mexican cartels, in an attempt to use subterfuge in order to ban guns and eliminate our right to bare arms, which resulted in HUNDREDS of deaths. Perjury for lying to We the People about allowing our Ambassador and staff in Benghazi, to be murdered, live on TV and did nothing to save them, more blood on the anti-Christ hands. Treason for crafting UN treaties to circumvent the Constitution, giving away 1/2 of We the peoples offshore Oil and Gas royalties, Further dividing the Country with the despicable race baiting, class warfare, wealth redistribution rhetoric. Voter fraud. Attempting to "transform" America by implementing the "Clower, Piven, Alinsky, Rules for Radicals tactics to collapse our economy, which is TREASON and SUBTERFUGE. Debasing our currency by deliberately bailing out his political supporters and punishing his opposition with punitive regulations, taxes and obstruction of permits,(EPA) and others. Squandering our hard earned taxes, not passing a budget in order to avoid accountability. Passing Obama care behind closed doors, excluding Republicans, taxing without representation. Conspiracy to cede our Constitution to foreigners in order to accomplish the Marxist, leftist fantasy of a NWO, where the UN will control our Country as Obama wants to play his wealth redistribution, class warfare and racial divisiveness on a global scale. The people behind the Obama puppet are PURE EVIL, but they did not take the oath of office. We need to clean house and get patriots elected with TERM LIMITS. Blame America first liberals, socialist, commies and Marxist should NEVER hold any public office as they will never obey and follow the Constitution

  3. When the Government takes away your Right to Self Defense they take away your Right to LIFE, LIBERTY and PURSUIT of HAPPINESS. -Gary Calhoun

  4. Edwardkoziol says:

    Vince I've always said community organizer was just a nice way of putting gangleader.The igger was just a dope smoking pothead and like you said his mother was a whore who liked her black meat but then you look at her parents and you know why.

  5. VirgoVince says:

    It would seem no one is rating my comments anymore!! How does this one rate a 0 and my origional still only rates a 1??

  6. Hey Virgo, why don’t you click on the “Notify me of new posts by email”? and send me your email address. I read ALL of your comments, and I like them! We could email, and rant and rave to our hearts desire via email, and I find that this is far better than just commenting here on Floyd. Either do that, or put your address here on this article, and I can check back later and get it. I’d leave my own, but I don’t want to be hassled by every idiot obot who annoys us by their stupidty. The “notify” would be better, as I’d be the only one to get your address, or you get mine. Try it, I’d love to hear from you! You sound like one of our own kind! LOL. GOD bless!

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