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Fall out from Heller is already working!!

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They're starting to drop, without a fight.
(Wilmette is a Chicago suburb.)


Wilmette Suspends Local Handgun Ban

2:47 pm CDT June 27, 2008

WILMETTE, Ill. -- Wilmette has suspended enforcement of its 19-year-old ordinance banning handgun possession in the wake of a US Supreme Court decision that appears to invalidate such bans.

In a 5-4 decision, the court struck down Washington, D.C.'s ban on handguns, a prohibition similar to those used in several major cities, including Chicago, and a handful of suburbs including Wilmette, Evanston, Winnetka and Oak Park.

"The Law Department and the Police Department have suspended enforcement of the ordinance pending further review by the Village Board," Wilmette village attorney Time Frenzer said Thursday. "Based on the decision today, at a minimum it calls into serious question the continued viability of the ordinance."

Frenzer said questions remain about how directly the court's decision will impact local gun laws in Wilmette and other parts of the country. Washington is not a state, and each state has its own legal language governing the right to bear arms.

"That aside, the opinion will require further review and discussion by the Village Board, but it's prudent at this point to suspend enforcement of it," Frenzer said.

Wilmette's law, enacted in 1989, levied fines of up to $750 for handgun possession and allowed the village to seek a judge's order to have seized weapons destroyed.

Frenzer said he did not know exactly how many times the law has been invoked, but said its use is rare.

The last case he recalls involved a 2003 incident in which a resident, Hale DeMar, was cited after using a handgun to shoot and wound a burglar in his home. The case mobilized state gun right groups and led to the passage of a law that gave gun owners a defense to local prohibitions if the weapon was used in self-defense.

Wilmette's charges against DeMar were eventually dropped. He could not be reached for comment Thursday.

Wilmette Police Chief George Carpenter declined to comment on the high court's ruling, saying he had not yet had a chance to read the decision or review it with village staff.

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Anti-gun politicians tough on crime? Please. :rolleyes:

In 20 yrs buisiness travels in Eastern US, I find all anti-gunners (esp politicians) are directly connected to criminals, watched my in-laws for 10 yrs and never saw one spend more than 4 hrs in jail, cases dismissed, ALL criminals and anti-gun. I've been peaching this since I joined this site, some of you have met me personally, been in my house, met my friends too.

Anti-gun = Criminals, those people don't want to be tough on crime, they ARE crime, they want to change YOU. Won't join them? They dream of taking away your ability to resist, the first thing is get your guns, if not that, then destroy/manipulate your family and make you violent, if that happens they win your guns.

That is why the Dirty Harry, Death Wish, other vigilante movies were so popular, even local LE praised them, Hollywood showed what happens when system is broken and corruption in every branch of govt, there's somebody more than willing to take care of hardened criminals.

I know my LE and detective friends, some over 20 yrs, well enough to say they wouldn't work "too hard" to solve the mystery, such as hardened criminal's early demise, and some cases (from yrs ago) still remain unsolved, we will probably never know the answers as to who did it. Having read various files, my friends agreed, the message was clear enough for all criminals who played the system, don't matter "who you know", you can be taken at any moment.

Burglars routinely killed in victim's homes, you go bezerk and kill someone, police or citizens shoot you on sight, that's SOP. I can say some (once brave) criminals have become very polite, some turned their lives around, and ALL show fear if you maintain eye contact and they THINK you're armed, they didn't do that 8 yrs ago.
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Lastly, although the Court struck the safe storage provision on the ground that it was too broadly written, in my opinion firearms in the home should be kept either unloaded and disassembled or locked.

Oh yeah, so her criminal friends can safely pay you a midnight visit, at your politician's blessing!

This piece of **** STILL wants to violate her oath of office, she should do us a favor, RESIGN IMMEDIATELY! :mad:
Cathy Lanier should go find a Big ol Parking meter and impale herself on it

Depending on where she stuck it, she might love it. :p

Hey man, eh ees jes doing another job that Americans no want to do!!! :p

IF I were a detective, police report would say: Scene and evidence supports he was trying to injure himself, sue the RR for millions, just went a little too far with the spike. :D
Wasn't there was a semi-auto revolver called the "Mateba" as well? ;)
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