Thursday, July 01, 2010

Capitol Fax: Daley unveils new gun restrictions

OK I'm happy about most of this. Yeah Chicago isn't going to make it easy for residents to own guns, but at the same time it's not too unreasonable. At least residents won't be limited to one handgun per home, although to be sure you a resident at home is armed to the teeth I would start to think something is wrong. In addition one won't have to be forced to have liability insurance.

If I want to be a responsible gun owner then having to take a training course isn't a big deal. In fact I would welcome it. Most of us need to know how to safely operate a weapon in order to use it properly.

You know if the city is hard-up for cash then they might want to reconsider allowing gun shops to operate in Chicago. The argument could be almost the same for Wal-Mart of course it would be somewhat unfair if a Chicago gun shop may not have the sales a Wal-Mart is expected to generate. But it should be something to considered and it could be a winner for the city, especially for those who want to exercise their right to self-defense.

Of course the city shouldn't attempt to make owning guns "tax-prohibitive". That might be another lawsuit itself and surely Mayor Daley would want to stave that off.

The full city council is expected to debate this issue tomorrow. If you read this post from Clout City not many of the Aldermen are very happy about working that close to the 4th of July weekend.

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