Tuesday, December 11, 2007

From a new blog I just discovered...

Called Newsalert. I just made a post at Illinoize about the state smoking ban that will become law next year. But I want to turn my attention to these items.

First off Newsalert covers Al Sharpton's criticism of the Chicago Police and then leads to another conclusion and refers to another post on that blog. Let's talk about that for a second.

Once upon a time on Chicago City Council most of the people who may read this are old enough to remember Fred Roti. Apparently he was a made member of the mob who pushed for a gun control ordinance in the city. Let's take note of an article Newsalert quotes from the Tribune from 1982...
As Friday's council session began,[Mayor]Byrne feared the vote was too close to call.There was extensive backroom debate to determine if the matter should be brought up.But,Byrne allies,primarily Alderman Fred Roti(1st),Edward Burke(14th)and Wilson Frost(34th),moved through the council chambers,persuading wavering aldermen to back the mayor's proposals.Still,Some of Byrne's staunchest allies,including Alderman Robert Shaw(9th) and Richard Mell(33rd),deserted ranks and voted against the ordinance.Streets and Sanitation Commissioner John Donovan made a last-minute deal with at least three aldermen who threatened to walk out of the meeting to avoid voting for the proposal.Donovan promised to improve city services in their wards.
Hey let the hits keep coming I didn't know Illinois citizen had that right to bear arms under the state constitution...
SECTION 22. RIGHT TO ARMS
Subject only to the police power, the right of the individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)
Hmmm, sounds like a legal challenge to me.

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