National Rifle Association v. Chicago, 08-1497

We have been eyeing HR45 in the congress as with any legislation involving gun control. There is an older case that needs some attention as The National Rifle Association is asking the Supreme Court to strike down strict gun control laws in Chicago. This could be a high court battle over Second Amendment yet again. The Federal appeals court in Chicago is bound by earlier Supreme Court decisions which held the Second Amendment applies only to federal laws. The case is the National Rifle Association v. Chicago, 08-1497. The Constitution plainly states “to protect the right to keep and bear arms and other rights from state infringement,” this sure sound like a state breach. In this case which now is pending at the Supreme Court, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the ordinance barring the ownership of handguns in most cases in Chicago. The Chicago officials would defend the local laws in front of the Supreme Court, if the justices agree to hear the NRA’s case. Any decision about that probably won’t come earlier than late September.

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