Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Another Citation

A pretty major victory in the Ezell case before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Chicago required handgun owners to complete safety training including live fire--but then banned shooting ranges within Chicago.  The decision savages the lower court decision, and footnote 11, on p. 31, cites my George Mason Law Review article.

UPDATE: Among the more amazing arguments that Chicago used to ban gun ranges was fear that they would attract criminals, intent on robbing people entering or leaving the range of their guns.  Chicago, of course, is such a peaceful city, you can understand their concern!  What next?  Prohibit women from leaving their homes to prevent rape?


Robin said...

Blast, I was just running over here to point that out. Ya beat me to it.

w said...

Clayton said:
Prohibit women from leaving their homes to prevent rape?

Isn't that Sharia law? *grin*

Why doesn't Chicago just require that all women should wear Burkas and all guns should be glued to their holsters.

Minicapt said...

I'd be interested to see video of a Chicago Criminal staging a robbery on an individual departing from a gun range. Might be akin to the chap who tried to stage an armed holdup of a gunshop.


Rorschach said...

Minicapt, except in the case of Chicago, they aren't allowed to walk out of the range with the weapon loaded or able to fire i'm sure. What do you call an unloaded gun? a brick.

Minicapt said...

A brick is a weapon unless one prefers to stand there weeping about the unfairness of it all.