A Nurse with a Gun

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Evanston Capitulates

Evanston Illinois has become the latest Chicago suburb to repeal it's unconstitutional handgun ban. Not surprisingly, it is the NRA's lawsuit against Evanston that brought about the change.

"I find the Supreme Court decision repugnant. [But] this city was facing hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal expenses," Evanston Alderman Steve Bernstein said. "We'll be better off getting [the ordinance] off the books. We want to put as many restrictions on as we think will pass the Supreme Court muster. We don't want people to have handguns in Evanston, but right now the law is against us. This was pragmatic. We're being sued. It'd be nice to fight for principle but we don't have the money to fight."

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

South Evanston has a persistent crime problem. To think that the Evanston gun ban did anything to protect its citizens is naive.

10:26 PM  
Anonymous Alex said...

"Morton Grove modified its handgun ban July 28, but it kept in place prohibitions on such weapons as automatic rifles and grenades as well as BB guns and martial arts weapons not protected by the 2nd Amendment, said Teresa Liston, the town's corporate counsel."

BB guns? Bunch of hoplophobes.

"We want to put as many restrictions on as we think will pass the Supreme Court muster," Bernstein said. "We don't want people to have handguns in Evanston, but right now the law is against us."

Translation: "We don't want law-abiding citizens in Evanston to have access to effective tools of self defense, but right now we can't enforce our irrational hoplophobia because the highest court in the land has decided that the second amendment means what it says."

Evanston's violent criminals must be highly upset by the City Council decision to make their line of work less attractive.

3:27 AM  
Anonymous ditto said...

"WE don't want handguns in Evanston"
Then don't buy any. Only the folks who want to have a gun will buy them.

4:07 AM  
Blogger Less said...

But, just so you really know how they feel about you and your rights:

"I find the Supreme Court decision repugnant," said Ald. Steve Bernstein (4th). "But because of it, it's the law. In the short term, we'll be better off getting [the ordinance] off the books."

By the way, what does, "short term" mean?

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That pesky Constitution, always getting in the way of Utopia.

9:46 AM  
Blogger Joseph said...

It's nice to know that the city fathers will still fight to deny your rights even when SCOTUS has given such a notion a beat-down.

I know I'm not the only one who thinks these nimrods sound like authorities who fought against other civil rights changes.

1:21 PM  

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