It was bound to happen sooner or later. The Naperville city council buckled under pressure and offended the founding fathers by assaulting the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, which in part states, “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed”.
By a vote of 8 to 1, the Naperville city council “infringed” upon that right, no if’s, and’s, or but’s about it. The lone vote upholding the 2nd Amendment was caste by Naperville city council member Paul Hinterlong. The other eight members of the council chose the easy way out when confronted with the question “something must be done” to curb or eliminate gun users committing crimes. Those eight council members equate “doing something” with “banning something”; in this instance it was banning the sale of assault rifles in Naperville. Other than the ‘gang-of-eight’, does anybody really think that will stop someone who really wants to obtain an assault rifle from getting one outside the city limits. That makes as much sense as placing a piece of plexi-glass between a cashier and a customer thinking that will stop a virus from going over or around the useless barrier.
After the vote was taken, the ‘gang of eight’ could slap each other on the back and head home, as if the problem had been solved. Government’s typical solution to a problem is choose the quick fix, or simply throw money at it, thinking it will disappear.
Lawsuits were inevitable, but the ‘gang of eight’ didn’t really care, because it’s not their money being used to defend their ‘illegal’ action. It’s typically taxpayer’s dollars. In this action, city attorney Michael DiSanto, who has never seen a pancake he didn’t like, said a law firm would represent the City of Naperville free of charge if any legal action resulted from the council’s vote.
Hey as long as it’s “free”, who cares about The Bill of Rights.