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53 Congressmen support the Chicago ban on all handguns

I’ve been following the Chicago 2nd and 14th Amendment cases. You can find all the original research at <A href=”http://www.chicagoguncase.com”>ChicagoGunCase.com</a>.  I posted some commentary about the case at my own blog <A href=”http://republicanmichigander.blogspot.com/2010/01/update-in-mcdonald-v-chicago-and-list.html”>here</a> and <A href=”http://republicanmichigander.blogspot.com/2009/12/scotus-to-hear-mcdonald-2nd-and-14th.html”>here</a>.

In short, Otis McDonald and others are suing to remove Chicago’s handgun ban as a violation of his 2nd and 14th Amendment rights.

On Redstate, I’m going to stick to the political aspects of this case since the legal arguments can get complicated will bore anyone except legal beagles to death. Recently, amici have been filed by both sides in this case. A large number of congressmen support McDonald, even some who lean anti-gun.

Most recently have been amici on behalf of Chicago. The following 53 Congresscritters, all of whom are democrat, supported the Chicago ban on all handguns. <a href=”http://www.chicagoguncase.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/08-1521-bsac-representive-carolyn-mccarthy-et-al.pdf”>My source is the brief itself</a>.

Gary Ackerman – D – New York 5th District (NY-05)
Tim Bishop – D – New York’s 1st District (NY-01)
Robert Brady – D – Pennsylvania’s 1st District (PA-01)
Lois Capps – D – California’s 23rd District (CA-23)
Michael Capuano –  D – Massacusetts 8th District (MA-08)
Yvette Clarke – D – New York 11th District (NY-11)
William Lacy Clay – D – Missouri’s 1st District (MO-01)
Gerald Connelly – D – Virginia 11th District (VA-11)
Joseph Crowley – D – New York 7th District (NY-07)
Elijah Cummings – D – Maryland 7th District (MD-07)
Danny Davis – D – Illinois 7th District (IL-07)
Diana DeGette – D – Colorado 1st District (CO-01)
Elliot Engle – D – New York 17th District (NY-17)
Sam Farr – D – California 17th District (CA-17)
Chaka Fattah – D – Pennsylvania 2nd District (PA-02)
Luis Gutierrez – D – Illinois 4th District (IL-04)
Miriam Hirono – D – Hawaii 2nd District (HI-02)
Michael Honda – D – California 15th District (CA-15)
Steve Israel – D – New York 2nd District (NY-02)
Jesse Jackson Jr – D – Illinois 2nd District (IL-02)
Sheila Jackson Lee – D – Texas 18th District (TX-18)
Henry Johnson – D – Georgia 4th District (GA-04)
Patrick Kennedy – D – Rhode Island 1st District (RI-01)
Carolyn Kilpatrick – D – Michigan 13th District (MI-13)
James Langevin – D – Rhode Island 2nd District (RI-02)
John Larson – D – Connecticut 1st District (CT-01)
John Lewis – D – Georgia 5th District (GA-05)
Nita Lowey – D – New York 18th District (NY-18)
Carolyn McCarthy – D – New York 4th District (NY-04)

James McGovern – D – Massachusetts 3rd District (MA-03)
Carolyn Maloney – D – New York 14th District (NY-14)
Doris Matsui – D – California 5th District (CA-05)
Gregory Meeks – D – New York 6th District (NY-06)
George Miller – D – California 7th District (CA-07)
Gwen Moore – D – Wisconsin 4th District (WI-04)
James Moran – D – Virginia 8th District (VA-08)
Jerrold Nadler – D – New York 8th District (NY-08)
Grace Napolitano – D – California 38th District (CA-38)
Bill Pascrell – D – New Jersey 8th District (NJ-08)
Donald Payne – D – New Jersey 10th District (NJ-10)
David Price – D – North Carolina 4th District (NC-04)

Mike Quigley – D – Illinois 5th District (IL-05)
Charles Rangel – D – New York 15th District (NY-15)
Steve Rothman – D – New Jersey 9th District (NJ-09)
Lucille Roybal Allard – D – California 34th District (CA-34)
Bobby Rush – D – Illinois 1st District (IL-01)
Linda Sanchez – D – California 39th District (CA-39)
Janice Schakowsky – D – Illinois 9th District (IL-09)
Jose Serrano – D – New York 16th District (NY-16)
Louise McIntosh Slaughter – D – New York 28th District (NY-28)
Fortney Pete Stark – D – California 13th District (CA-13)
Edolphus Towns – D – New York 10th District (NY-10)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz – D – Florida 20th District (FL-20)
Anthony Weiner – D – New York 9th District (NY-09)
Lynn Woolsey – D – California 6th District (CA-06)

Most of them are in safe seats, but in a good years, we can reduce these numbers. Connelly, Israel, Bishop and Price can all be beaten in a very good year. Maybe even McCarthy, but that’s really pushing it. Connelly and Bishop are the best bets. None of these are easy, but John Engler wasn’t supposed to win in 1990 either.

The good news. 249 Congressmen and 56 senators signed on to get rid of the Chicago ban, including some who are normally anti-gun. <A gref=”http://www.chicagoguncase.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/08-1521tsaccongress.pdf”>Brief on behalf of congress in favor of McDonald</a>. Some I expected to sign, like my Congressman Mike Rogers who is a good guy. I did not expect Gary Peters, who was quite anti-gun as a state senator, to sign this.  I still don’t trust Peters.
This list is a good list to remember election time to hand out to single issue voters.

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