April 30, 2010
Chicago Mayor Begs World Court to Overturn Second Amendment
Posted by Gregory of Yardale at April 30, 2010 9:26 PM
Friday, April 30, 2010: Fearful that America's Supreme Court will soon strike down Chicago's handgun ban, frustrated by the Illinois legislature's rejection of his anti-gun agenda, and repudiated by American courts and legislatures over his plan to sue federally licensed manufacturers and dealers of firearms for third-party crimes, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley (D) is showing contempt for his own country's and state's institutions, by seeking a foreign entity to enforce his anti-gun agenda against the American people. This week, Daley called for "redress against the gun industry" in the World Court, in The Hague, Netherlands. Forgetting or not caring who his constituents are, Daley blurted "This is coming from international mayors. They're saying, 'We're tired of your guns, America.'"
Daley's global gun control fantasy received the endorsement of Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D), whose enthusiasm for international law is apparently matched by his novel interpretation of the United States Constitution. "I love the Second Amendment," Nutter recently said, but "I have a First Amendment right not to be shot." Nutter's utterly ignorant statement proves that in our country, you can be elected to public office while knowing remarkably little about the Bill of Rights. ...
If only progressives applied their abortion "logic" to gun control; if you don't like guns, don't own one, but don't interfere with other people's right to own guns.
But of course, that would be demanding that progressives be ideologically consistent and rational, which is simply not possible.
Hat tip: Knowledge Is Power