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.
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So you’re comparing the Naperville Chief of Police to Nazis tried for war crimes and crimes against humanity, including the holocaust?
No, that’s a huge leap on your part. The point is that no matter what the Chief does, he opens himself to being sued; he can’t avoid it. It would be like if I asked you if you were still abusing your wife. If your answer is ‘yes’ or ‘no’, you’d be in trouble.
Until an actually injunction is granted by a judge, which has happened in some Illinois counties, law enforcement is required to enforce the law.
Cart Blanche cherry picking of which laws to enforce is not the same as a case by case decision to not enforce a specific law because of special circumstances in a given case.
To encourage members of law enforcement to Cart Blanche not enforce a legally established law is to encourage anarchy.
I personally to not believe in bans of any kind, as I have repeatedly and publicly stated many times, simply because all the data on these bans indicate they do not work. Even some of the legislators that pushed the state ban as a solution to mass shootings, started backing down from this position as soon as the law was signed by the governor. They said it won’t stop mass shootings, but it might prevent some.
Might prevent some? Is that really the new standard by which our elected officials are suppose to do their jobs? Pass statues that might solve a problem? Using all of society as guinea pigs in some grand experiment has been tried before with catastrophic outcomes.
Sorry but I can’t morally, ethically or in good conscience support this kind of behavior by elected officials. Both in making these laws and in refusing to enforce them once they are made.
What’s this imaginary assault weapon the loopy Mayor and City Council passed?