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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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Thats the first i have seen anything in print , But on talk radio early this morning an ABC affiliate in Dallas was saying that the FBI had scheduled a Meeting with the Mayor of DC . The FBI wanted the meeting ,not DC .
These Cities and districts that were all mouth ,were silent for the most part today.
Hello DC does the word ,Contempt ,mean something to you ?
And this is good because if it were us they would be calling for the same thing.
I tried to tune into Dallas but i got nothing about this.
They were saying that call in Radio Shock Jocks were getting a lot of callers last night making Death threats and calling for riots against the NRA and Some Sporting Goods stores and Businesses.

I thought these people were all about Love and Peace :rolleyes:
Blackrifles : in Alamogordo west of here an illegal kept getting caught for rape and robberies . He would be sent back to Mexico because of the laws here and they never could really prove it.
They ended up finding him beside a RR track with a spike through his head.
Hay man ,,,,Hes a workin on the Rail Road !!:)
The following is a memo sent to Washington, DC residents by Cathy Lanier, Washington, DC Chief of Police:

From: Lanier, Cathy (MPD)
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 6:35 PM
Subject: Supreme Court Update


Unfortunately, the Supreme Court today struck down part of the District of Columbia's handgun ban. I wanted to drop you a note to let you know the immediate impact of this decision.

The Supreme Court's ruling is limited and leaves intact various other laws that apply to private residents who would purchase handguns or other firearms for home possession. It is important that everyone know that:

a.. First, all firearms must be registered with the Metropolitan Police Department's Firearms Registration Section before they may be lawfully possessed.
a.. Second, automatic and semiautomatic handguns generally remain illegal and may not be registered.
a.. Third, the Supreme Court's ruling is limited to handguns in the home and does not entitle anyone to carry firearms outside his or her own home.

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.

I will comply with the Court's reading of the Second Amendment in its letter and spirit. At the same time, I will continue to vigorously enforce the District's other gun-related laws. I will also continue to find additional ways to protect the District's residents against the scourge of gun violence.

Residents who want additional information can visit the Metropolitan Police Website at www.mpdc.dc.gov/gunregistration. Residents with questions are encouraged to contact the Firearms Registration Section at 202-727-9490.


Cathy Lanier

Boy i bet those folks in DC are feeling so much better now .
This manly woman is on the job ,yes sir ,you got nothing to fear now.
I bet they are sitting there saying to each other ,,I don't know what rights they are talking about ,all i know is criminals will be running in the streets killing people now.
Oh Cathy ,save us please from the end of civilization .
Only a vote for Obama now can save us from the dark ages that now are upon us.
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I figured they taught him how to hold that spike before the hammer hit it.
Nope no LE here ,this is OSHA ,looks good on him though don't you guys think ?
Deputy's ,lets haul ass.
The problem here is the Liberals play on wording , Jefferson warned the Founders about this .Its called Legal speak ,and how many times have you ever read something from a lawyer presented in Court and say WTF ???
Its like reading some BS proclamation from a King.
Jefferson wanted it worded very direct ,and in a language any common man could understand , and no Future Court could dispute.
The way they spoke back then was different ,but not to this extreme.
The Founders lighten it up a little ,but they still wanted it to sound credible.
An example of this used sometimes is the abortion issue .
What helped win that case was the wording in the Declaration of Independence ,and the Bill of rights.
These words were twisted around to state that a fetus until born wasn't subject to these rights.
And only the mother had any rights. Liberals will do the same here ,The largest Law University's in the World hatch these creatures like Clones.
And they know legal Speak. I bet 96% of Congress are lawyers.
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My old Lawyer was one of the few honest ones out there.
She told me that the Liberal University's no longer teach Law in its connection to the Constitution .
The Liberal Professors now teach Law on how to get around the Constitution.
And she said the holy grail to these people is when one of them actually defeats the Constitution , poking enough holes in it that it becomes useless as anything meaningful.
They truly do believe it is an out dated Document responsible for most of the problems this Country has ever had.
It offers a false hope to the masses ,as to the reality of a true society.
She said even if she didn't agree ,she had to act like she did ,or fail.
Any paper she turned in that didn't go by this philosophy was given an F.
Now we wonder why our leaders lie ,cheat ,and want to take your rights.
And most of what we see in Washington today ,had its start right here.
Now they are moving it into Lower Schools ,and into the general Public.
Proof is ,how could anyone with a Brain Vote for Obama ?
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