Mayor Daley was unhappy with the 5-4 Supreme Court decision, McDonald v. City of Chicago, striking down Chicago’s gun ban, returning it to the lower court for a final decision. Daley said the city would have in place a new ordinance aimed at making it difficult to purchase and own a gun in Chicago and stated,"We are a country of laws not a nation of guns."
Strange though, I thought the second amendment to the Constitution (the supreme law of the land) states, …“the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” I guess Daley believes like so many Statists that they do not have to follow the Constitution. Mayor Daley and Statists like him apparently, only want to follow laws they agree with. They either ignore the law, bribe the legislature to change the law or exempt their Statist from the law, as they did with King Michael Bloomberg of New York on term limits.
Keep in mind, the second amendment was put in place to keep an overreaching government from becoming tyrannical. The Declaration of Independence states:
…Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government,…
…when a long train of abuses and usurpation's, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security…
Mayor Daley has armed bodyguards. So, why do people like him want to prevent law-abiding citizens the ability to defend themselves and their families? People have a God given right to protect themselves and their family. The American people need to wake up and fire Statists like Daley.
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