Good News from Morton Grove
Snowflakes in Hell reports that the Village of Morton Grove has officially repealed their handgun ban, in the face of legal challenges and the Heller decision. I am always for solving bad laws through the legislative process instead of the courts, considering the it to be cheaper (lawyers are expensive,) faster (a court case can take years,) and “cleaner” (among other things, you are not left with the old laws on the book, just not enforced, as sometimes happens) if things go right. On the other hand, I would like to see the Chicago ban go all the way to the Supreme Court. It is the very similar to the D.C. case, meaning that the main question is incorporation, which I thin makes it a very winnable case.
In the meantime, it’s good to see some of these other laws fall away as they should, and citizens get their rights back..
I tend to agree, except when they just change the law a tiny bit to keep it out of the court… like what DC is trying to do. Its better than nothing, but no amount of legislative wrangling can compare to good appellate court precedent.
Agreed. Said preference assumes roughly equivalent outcomes.