Saturday, June 28, 2008

Chicago Gun Ban Lawsuit Filed

The Second Amendment Foundation and the Illinois State Rifle Association have filed a lawsuit challenging Chicago's handgun ban. The plaintiffs' legal team is headed by Alan Gura, who was lead counsel for the plaintiffs who successfully challenged the D.C. gun ban in D.C. v. Heller.

From SCOTUSblog:
In a newly filed lawsuit in federal court in Chicago, two gun rights organizations and four individuals asked that the Second Amendment be extended to block strict gun laws at the state and local level. “The Second Amendment right,” the complaint contended, “is incorporated as against the states and their political subdivisions pursuant to the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.”

The case, McDonald, et al., v. City of Chicago, et al. (District docket 08-3645), was filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago to challenge a city ordinance that bars registration of handguns with only a few exceptions, and that limits registration of other guns. The case was assigned to Senior District Judge Milton I. Shadur.

The plaintiffs have set up a website about the case:

Read the complaint here.

Let's wish them good luck and much success!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

David- I'd sure like to see a case filed here in MA. Heard anything on one? I'd be glad to contribute $ to help someone out. -Bruce K.