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Yeah, Let’s Talk About “Racism”

Who is really fighting to protect the rights of minorities?  President Obama, Vice-President Biden, Senator Feinstein or the National Rifle Association?

Otis McDonald

Otis McDonald - McDonald v City of Chicago

McDonald v. The City of Chicago

In McDonald v. City of Chicago, 561 U.S. 3025, 130 S.Ct. 3020, 177 L.Ed.2nd 894 (2010), Chicago resident Otis McDonald, a 76 year old (in 2010) retired maintenance engineer, had lived in the Morgan Park neighborhood since buying a house there in 1971.  McDonald decried the decline of his neighborhood, describing it as being taken over by gangs and drug dealers. His lawn was regularly littered with refuse and his home and garage had been broken into a combined five times, with the most recent robbery committed by a man McDonald recognized from his own neighborhood. An experienced hunter, McDonald legally owned shotguns, but believed them too unwieldy in the event of a robbery, and wanted to purchase a handgun for personal home defense. Due to Chicago’s requirement that all firearms in the city be registered, yet refusing all handgun registrations after 1982 when a citywide handgun ban was passed, he was unable to legally own a handgun. As a result, in 2008, he joined three other Chicago residents in filing a lawsuit which became McDonald v. Chicago

NRA press release posted on NRA-ILA.

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Senator Dianne Feinstein:  Do As I Say, Not as I Do ******

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“No slave shall keep any arms whatever, nor pass unless with written orders from his master or employer, or in his company with arms, from one place to another. Arms in possession of a slave contrary to this prohibition, shall be forfeited to him who will seize them.”

~State of Virginia, October 1785 – ACT LXXVII. An act concerning slaves

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