Judge rules Chicago gun ban is unconstitutional
January 6th, 2014
08:24 PM ET
7 months ago

Judge rules Chicago gun ban is unconstitutional

(CNN) - A federal judge ruled Monday that Chicago's ban on virtually all sales and transfers of firearms is unconstitutional.

"The stark reality facing the City each year is thousands of shooting victims and hundreds of murders committed with a gun. But on the other side of this case is another feature of government: certain fundamental rights are protected by the Constitution, put outside government's reach, including the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense under the Second Amendment," wrote U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    This nation needs total gun-ban laws. Period. Take off Amendment. Period.

    January 6, 2014 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  2. CALIFORNIA

    Another loss for democrats in Obama's home town.

    January 6, 2014 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  3. ED1

    A judge with common sense who would have known.

    January 6, 2014 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  4. Brian L

    Good for chicago's law abiding citizens

    January 7, 2014 01:23 am at 1:23 am |
  5. American Worker

    The Right to Bear Arms is also the Right not to be a Victim.

    January 7, 2014 01:59 am at 1:59 am |
  6. Marie MD

    Still waiting to see what a gun, any gun, is good for except to kill.
    Don't give me the hunting for the homeless c r a p either. We are a country of blood and violence.
    I am sure the family of the five year old who received a gun for his birthday with which he killed his sister are still buying the kid more guns.

    January 7, 2014 06:20 am at 6:20 am |
  7. croaton999

    This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.

    January 7, 2014 08:26 am at 8:26 am |