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InsiderOnline Blog: December 2010

Second Amendment Rights Still Taking Shape

The city of Chicago requires residents who want to get a gun permit to be certified as trained in gun use at a gun range. At the same time, Chicago bans gun ranges from opening up inside the city.

That’s one example of how the city has responded to the Supreme Court striking down its ban on gun ownership in the case of McDonald v. Chicago. Fortunately, the lawyer who won that case vindicating Chicagoans’ Second Amendment rights is still on the job: Alan Gura has filed a lawsuit challenging the city over this set of regulations: “Chicago cannot ban something it mandates as a condition of exercising a fundamental right” he says.

That case, Ezell v. Chicago, is working its way through the courts now. Brian Doherty has more on Gura’s new lawsuit at

Posted on 12/09/10 05:47 PM by Alex Adrianson

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