Today is the anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Otis McDonald vs Chicago. Thank you Otis McDonald - may you forever rest in peace and always be remembered for your heroic stand for the Second Amendment along with fellow plaintiffs Colleen Lawson, David William Lawson, and Adam Orlov. Thank you Atty. Alan Gura for representing the plaintiffs and making history with this monumental victory for the people of Chicago and Illinois! We are forever grateful.
Anniversary of McDonald vs Chicago - June 28, 2010
Posted 28 June 2017 - 11:30 AM
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Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. (Ephesians 4:31)
On 5/25/2017, Superintendent Eddie Johnson predicted a 50% reduction is Chicago violence within 3 years of SB1722 becoming law. The bill was signed into law on 6/23/2017. The clock is now ticking.
Posted 28 June 2017 - 11:51 AM
It was a wonderful day. I am sorry he couldn't have lived longer to enjoy the freedom he and others fought so hard to gain.
Posted 28 June 2017 - 12:29 PM
On a more personal note, today is also my four year wedding anniversary, so it's a double good day for me.
Posted 28 June 2017 - 01:18 PM
Ive got a GREAT photo of Otis from SAFR 2010 that I cant upload here. I was able to upload it to Molly's facebook page.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. - George Orwell
A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again.
Posted 28 June 2017 - 05:55 PM
I'm imagining Otis McDonald is at the heavenly shooting range with St. Michael the Archangel. Shooting targets of devil pictures.
Posted 30 June 2017 - 11:59 AM
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Posted 30 June 2017 - 12:26 PM
Belated thank you, Otis. You are on my list of historical figures who I wish I could have met. Along with Jefferson, Mason, and the like. We will carry on your legacy. Sent from my VS987 using Tapatalk
I had the opportunity to meet Mr. McDonald on two separate occasions. A very nice gentleman.
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Posted 30 June 2017 - 03:51 PM
Otis McDonald fires a .777 caliber UltraMagnum in the Afterlife. Science proved that to be so.
Oh, and it's fully concealable there, but of course open carry is allowed.
Edited by ChicagoRonin70, 30 June 2017 - 03:52 PM.
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