It’s annoying: taxpayers paying for pol’s failed efforts to infringe on constituents’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. Chicago Mayor Rahm’s mob recently shelled out a million bucks for trying to stop gun stores from selling guns in The Windy City. Today, The City of Brotherly Love announced that it’s opened its wallet for aggrieved gun guys and gals. “The Nutter administration [sic] has settled a class-action lawsuit with 3,265 people who appealed the revocation or denial of a Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms and had their personal information posted on an interactive city website,” philly.com reports. “The 2,188 people whose information was part of the live database on the L&I website will receive . . .
about $450 each. The 1,077 people who are part of a separate class in the lawsuit – those whose information was kept in a city database accessible to city employees and contractors but not posted online for the general public – will receive $25 each. Thirty percent of the $1.4 million will go to attorneys and other fee.”
Constitutional carry anyone? Seriously, not only is the entire permitting process unconstitutional it’s prone to inefficiency and abuse. And, lest we forget, the possibility of something far darker . . . [h/t MH]