Monday, December 28, 2009

Sacramento joins battle against suit attacking Chicago gun controls

The Sacramento Bee reports:
The city of Sacramento regulates handguns and ammunition, and the City Council is willing to go to court to continue that role.

It voted recently to join other cities arguing in support of the city of Chicago, whose gun control ordinance is under review by the U.S. Supreme Court.

On March 2, the court will hear oral arguments in the case of McDonald v. Chicago, a case sponsored by the Second Amendment Foundation and the Illinois State Rifle Association.

That case is filed on behalf of Chicago residents, including Otis McDonald, a retiree seeking to rid his neighborhood of drug dealers and who wants to have a handgun in his home.

Sacramento's brief – in conjunction with other cities – is expected to argue that state and local governments are exercising one of their core police powers by regulating possession and use of firearms.
Does is bother the city of Sacramento that Chicago's gun ban was pushed through Chicago's City Council by a "high ranking made member" of the Chicago Mob who voted on Chicago's police budget for 23 years??