Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Emanuel To Propose New AWB For Chicago

Chicago is now jumping on the bandwagon of proposing new gun laws before the Illinois concealed carry law is enacted. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed a new assault weapon (sic) ban that would prohibit the sale and possession of such firearms in the city. From the report by WGN-TV below, it appears the bill will also contain a listing of such firearms and will also contain a magazine ban.

The second bill introduced will ban the carrying of firearms in student safety zones. While I am not completely familiar with the concept, it appears that they include the sidewalks students most frequently use when walking to school. This second bill sounds like even more of an intrusion upon the Second Amendment than the Chicago AWB depending on just how broadly a student safety zone is defined.
The second ordinance would make the punishment harsher for gun-related offenses in “student safety zones”.

Those zones are found near schools, buses, and parks across the city.

Anyone convicted of having a gun in a safety zone would face a fine of $1,000 to $5,000 for the first offense and a mandatory 30 days in jail.

A second offense would carry a fine of $5,000 to $15,000 and a mandatory three months in jail.

A third offense would carry a fine of $10,000 to $20,000 and a mandatory six-month jail term.

Neither bill nor its text is posted on the City of Chicago's website as of now.


  1. And it was Hillary's supporters that got smeared as "clinging bitterly" to their beliefs!? The efforts of Chicago's patrician class to hold their ground on gun-rights makes Spartan's efforts at Thermopylae seem like a rout by comparison.

    I sometimes wonder if the plan isn't just to hold on so long, so bitterly, and with the most petulantly minimal acts "compliance" when forced, that eventually we'll just become so frustrated as to wash our hands of it and let them have their way. It worked in the South from 1877 well into the 1950's... Sure, civil rights laws were on the books, but it was just too much damn work to put the Bull Connors and George Wallaces to rights.

    1. @ISH: I'd make one correction to your statement. Resistance to integration didn't end in the 50s. It went well into the late 1960s and early 1970s depending on location.

      One other similarity - both Bull Connor and George Wallace were like Rahm Emanuel and the rest of his crowd Democrats.

  2. Does the Chicago Jail and Cook County Jail actually have that much space available?