“A federal judge Tuesday granted the city the six months Mayor Rahm Emanuel said it needs to figure out where to allow gun shops in Chicago,” suntimes.com reports. “U.S. District Court Judge Edmond Chang said his decision balances the needs of the city to craft regulations with the public’s Second Amendment rights.” ‘Cause it’s really, really hard to figure out how to regulate private business selling legal products to legal buyers, legally. “After Tuesday’s brief hearing, [City attorney Andrew] Worseck told reporters he’s confident six months will be sufficient for the city to come up with rules regulating the sale of guns within Chicago.” What was that about a right delayed? Without delay, here’s Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s reaction to the ruling . . .
On Tuesday, Emanuel thanked the judge for giving the city more time to develop, what he hopes will be some of the “strictest regulations” in the nation on where gun shops can be located. But he once again refused to identify those areas.
“I have a different view as it relates to the court and their view on guns and access. But I decided to ask for that six months because I didn’t want to leave the decision about Chicago’s public safety to the courts,” he said.
“We’re going to take it in our own hands, chart our own course…in a way that does not undermine what our community groups, our Police Department and our after-school programs are trying to do to protect our city, our children and our neighborhoods. We’ll do it in a way that…lives within the straitjacket the court put us in, but does not undermine what…all of us are trying to do day-in and day-out.”
Straitjacket? This guy’s nuts. Or crazy like a fox.