For those who are curious about the handgun that Jesus Duenas describes in the previous post we believe it is a Taurus 4510 revolver, also known as a Judge.
The “Taurus Judge®” is so named because of the number of judges who carry it into the courtroom for their protection. Capable of chambering both .410 2-1/2″ shotshell and .45 Colt Ammunition, this amazing combo gun is ideal for short distances – where most altercations occur, or longer distances with the .45 Colt ammo. We have finely tuned the rifling to spread the shot pattern at close quarters or to guide the .45 cal. bullet to the target. Fully customized with fixed rear sights, fiber optic front sights and Taurus Ribber Grips®, the “Taurus Judge” is one decision-maker that lays down the law.
You can learn more about the Taurus .410 revolvers www.taurususa.com
I apologize for the use of a news clip from Fox — the written article isn’t much better but they were the first to break the story.
Here’s the skinny: Jesus Duenas, a FOID card holder, purchases a handgun after the ban is lifted. He does not immediately obtain a Chicago Firearms Permit. In an unrelated incident, neighbors call police to complain about noise and the police use this opportunity to shake him down. They confiscate the handgun after entering the home without a warrant and charge him with having an unregistered firearm.
The judge dismisses the gun charge because the city of Chicago does not have a gun range and this is why Duenas was unable to comply with the ordinance.
Although the fact that there are CFP holders in Chicago this bit of information seems to be lost on the Fox news anchors. It’s at least good for a laugh.
In all seriousness I hope to get some more details on this case and hopefully from a better journalistic source.
The Denial by the Chicago Police Department of David Lawson’s registration of the subject four SKS Rifles is REVERSED. The subject rifles are not prohibited under the Municipal Code of Chicago, 8-20-170, and therefore, registration certification shall issue accordingly. Pursuant to Section 2-14-102 of the Chicago Municipal Code, this decision is final and subject to review under the Illinois Administrative Review Act.
The chain of events began with David Lawson attempting to register five rifles and a shotgun. Four of the rifles are fixed-magazine SKS rifles. On November 2nd he was mailed a denial for registration.
The denial was based on the premise that the rifles could be modified to accept illegal magazines and did therefor did not meet Municipal Code of Chicago 8-20-170(d).
Congratulations to Mr. Lawson and his supports for this victory for law-abiding firearms owners in Chicago.