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  • Carl from Chicago 5 years ago

    Fantastic writeup, Don.

    I am looking forward to hearing about Counts II-VIII.

  • sofa 5 years ago

    By denying fundamental rights to citizens - Daley is committing a felony. It's not over until he and his comrades are in jail.

  • sofa 5 years ago

    "Don't forget that Second Amendment Freedom Rally III is only two days away! Come to downtown Chicago and show Mayor Daley a celebration of freedom."

    Show compliance with non-laws by not bearing arms - OR -
    Celebrate freedom by bearing arms?

  • straightarrow 5 years ago

    No matter how many lawsuits are filed and even won against crap like this, the Daleys of the nation will replace the defeated law with another just as egregious, requiring another lawsuit. In this way they can extend this fight for centuries. No! That is not hyperbole, centuries.
    This will only be settled when there unpleasant ramifications are visited upon the abusers. Since we have no expectations, realistic or fanciful, of these ramifications being supplied by the justice system we have only one way to settle this issue peacefully. That is surrender. Let them have their way. That is the only avenue to peaceful resolution.
    If you find that to be anathema to your rights and our nation then the only way to settle this to its proper conclusion is force.
    Anything less will not work, because the tyrants lose nothing, even when they lose. Force will change the solution to that equation and as things now stand, it is the only thing that will.

  • Don Gwinn, Chicago Gun Rights Examiner 5 years ago

    Sofa, I get your point. Have you got anything more to say about it? I can't stop you if you'd like to go to downtown Chicago with a gun and get arrested. You can't force the rest of us to go get arrested on your behalf. That being the case, a couple of things are clear:

    1. If you want others to go out and get arrested for felonies on your advice, you're going to have to give them some kind of reason why that's a good idea.

    2. The strength of your belief in your position is somewhere above "Strong enough to advise other people to go to jail on my behalf" but somewhere below "strong enough to take my own advice." That doesn't make anyone else eager to follow it. Surely if it's such a good idea to go get yourself a felony arrest to protest a law that others are in the process of removing from the books anyway--by legal means--then you could cut out the middleman and do it yourself. By all means, don't let me hold you back as long as you're not going to hurt anyone.

  • madashell 5 years ago

    Don this is a good article and I agree that the new Chicago ordinances should fail in court.

    Have you heard if the NRA is going to work toward the repeal of the FOID card?

    A lot of the so called gun crime in Illinois is people with No propensity to do harm but they don’t have or have let their FOID card expire.

    That FOID card nonsense has got to go and I want the NRA/ISRA to focus on that issue and the excuse that it cant be done is bull

  • John 5 years ago

    Criminals do not want you to own guns. What is the mayor and his group hiding ? Better yet, what criminal activity are they involved in ?

  • Bluestone, PhD 5 years ago

    What is the matter with this Daly guy ?? I honestly think by looking at his eyes and movements. This man is mentally challenged. (No Offense) But he should not hold any kind of political office.

  • Bluestone, PhD 5 years ago

    The people of Illinois are great people and it is a great state. And should not be confused with Chicago. Just look what come out of Chicago; Daley, Odumbo, uh uh uh uh uh...

  • sofa 5 years ago

    Don, I offer no advice to anyone. Just a question: Who are you waiting for to tell you that you may keep and bear arms?

    No one wants anyone to get arrested. The rights exist, the Constitution and the Courts acknowledge it. Yet it seems that many people are still in denial that they have those rights.

    If history, reason, the itution, and the Court cannot convince you that you have the right - Then what will finally get you to finally accept that you do in fact have the right?

  • Luis 5 years ago

    Don, you ask (sarcastically) if the city can have anyone with a "Vote Out Daley" sign on his front lawn, arrested. Maybe not, but there are other ways the city can bring its boots down on somebody's neck. Consider:

    In his book "Boss", Mike Royko recounts how a restaurant owner named Harry, had an "Adamowski For Mayor" sign in the window of his restaurant. This was during the 1963 mayoral race between Daley the Elder and Ben Adamowski, the former Cook County State's Attorney. Harry's precinct captain visited him, and asked him to take the sign down. The owner refused. The next day, same thing happened.

    On the third day, the city building inspectors came around to Harry's restaurant. When they were done, they presented the owner with about $ 2,000 in alleged code violations. This was big money back in 1963.

  • Don Gwinn, Chicago Gun Rights Examiner 5 years ago

    Too true, Luis. The level of concern over attempts to block pro-gun organizing in Chicago probably seems paranoid to many (sometimes it feels paranoid to me while I'm explaining why I have the same concerns!) but recent experience makes paranoia seem like the best policy. More on that soon.

    Sofa, I'm not going to have a running argument with you about this. Your refusal to put up or shut up makes you irrelevant. As Otis McDonald said yesterday, "It's about who you are. What are you about? Do you care? I care. I showed it." The courage of your convictions is firm insulation against the slings and arrows of people who would rather brag about how extreme they are than do anything about it.

  • Ed O PLANET OF THE APES 5 years ago

    The SCOTUS gave you the right to bear arms and there is nothing pus-gutt can do about it.Go ahead and bear your arms (carry your guns)no one will be prosecuted or fined for this as it is your right under the Constitution (2nd amendment).

  • armed citizen st.louis 5 years ago

    You have to thank Mayor Daley, he single handedly is expanding 2nd Admendment rights for all Americans.

    Just think of the money for lawyers Chicago is spending as well.Very considerate of Daley to provide work for them.

  • Me 5 years ago

    AND..."the taxpayer pays for it"!!!

  • armed citizen st.louis 5 years ago

    I would like to comment about the "Peoples Democratic Socialist State of Illinois"

    I've read your state Constitution which subjects the right to bear arms as to the whim,descretion and control of the police forces.

    The entire "FOID" card branding system is much superior to any the KGB,Waffen SS, British Metropolian Police or any other tyrannical organization good dream of.
    You need to fix your Constitution and amend your laws, unless you like jack-booted-thugs ruling you!

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