Monday, July 28, 2008

Morton Grove Rescinds Gun Ban

(Via Instapundit)

Rocket J. Squirrel said it thusly: "Hokey Smokes, Bullwinkle!"

Fred Sanford said it thusly: "It's the big one, Elizabeth!"

Keanu Reeves declared: "Whoa."

This is the village that enacted the first handgun ban in the United States in 1981. For them to drop the ban without any fanfare is amazing. Now there's just one big honkin' hole in Cook County's map of Handgun-Friendly Cities. Gee, I wonder which city it could be?

(For those of you who shouted "Could it be.... SATAN?" in a Church Lady-esque voice, go to the back of the line.)

Yep, Chicago is going to fight the handgun ban on grounds that DC v. Heller only affects federal lands, not city lands. I think they're a little off on that account. There's that whole Incorporation Clause in the first part of the 14th Amendment that gives federal rights to all citizens in the state. I really don't think we want to see an abrogation of Constitutional rights, now, do we?

Most importantly, what does Marathon Pundit think will be the net result for his quiet suburb?

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