Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Private Laws for Public Servants

Everyone knows the Chicago Handgun ban right? How you had to register them back in '81 and if you forget one year, you're now a criminal? Well, Chicago Alderman Richard Mell, father in law of the Governor, has found a way around that. He wrote a law allowing himself to re-register his firearm after he forgot.

Mell forgot to re-register the weapons as required every year by the ordinance that he helped to pass as one of the City Council's most senior members.

So, what does an alderman do when he finds himself in violation of the law? He writes a new law. Mell has quietly introduced an ordinance that would reopen gun registration in Chicago and create a one-month amnesty for himself and other gun owners in the same predicament.

While this sounds like a good idea, it's tailored so tightly that it will really only apply to him and maybe a few other people.

But there's no elitism in gun control laws, right?

Thanks to Armed and Safe/Illinois Carry for the link.

1 comment:

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

Now, Daley has jumped on board with the idea, to "get a realistic handle on the number of guns in Chicago."