Ahh, the joys of trying to maintain law and order. Naperville Police Chief Jason Arres is simply trying to enforce the law, if only the law was clear and precise.
Arres found himself on the receiving end of an amended federal lawsuit last week, regarding Naperville’s ban on semi-automatic firearm sales, stopping him from allowing police officers to enforce the gun sales ban which was approved by the Naperville city council this summer.
Dudley Brown, President of the National Association for Gun Rights, said in a recent news release that “semi-automatic and magazine bans are blatantly unconstitutional” as specifically stated in the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Of America.
The opposing side to this argument is that Arres, as police chief, has the duty to enforce all city ordinances and state laws, much like the German officers position in WWII, during the Nuremberg trials that they were simply following orders.
It boils down to do you side with the Founding Fathers including Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry among others, along with the Constitution of the United States, the bedrock of our country since 1776, or do you align with Illinois Governor, J.B. Pritzker, and the Naperville city council.