In yet another RKBA-related defeat for the Chicago disarmament machine, a federal court has struck down the Windy City’s ban on gun sales within city limits. In finding the prohibition unconstitutional, Federal Judge Edmond Chang wrote that “Chicago’s ordinance goes too far in outright banning legal buyers and legal dealers from engaging in lawful acquisitions and lawful sales of firearms . . .” So it’s legal to engage in lawful commerce involving a legal product? Even in Chicago? Will wonders never cease? Still . . .
In what likely foreshadows further efforts by the city council and Mayor Rahm to squelch firearm sales in any way they can, suntimes.com reports that Judge Chang also wrote, “Indeed, nothing in this opinion prevents the City from considering other regulations — short of the complete ban — on sales and transfers of firearms to minimize the access of criminals to firearms and to track the ownership of firearms.”
There’s no word as to what extent any ordinances designed to prevent “criminal activity” would also impinge on locally elected officials in swift completion of their appointed rounds. [h/t W.H. Thompson]