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It is a good idea to be certified and yes, of course Duenas could drive a few miles out of town and get certified, but here's the problem: a local government cannot do an end run around the constitution by creating laws that essentially circumvent guaranteed rights.
To use a different example, a community may not want an adult bookstore to open, but the supreme court has ruled that even adult material (not "obscene" material) is afforded some measure of protection under the constitution. So like it or not, the community allows it to open, but then passes ordinances so restrictive it makes compliance overly difficult. For example, a community cannot require the book store only be allowed open 15 minutes a week, one week a month, 3 months of the year and then have a reasonable expectation that the bookstore owner can make a living.
Of course, the bookstore could locate just outside the city limits, but the community is still doing an end run around the constitution and courts have repeatedly struck down these kinds of laws (and not just for adult bookstores, for lots of other businesses too). And no, I'm not advocating for adult bookstores. I'm merely saying that some laws, like the Chicago gun law in question, were clearly intended to do an "end run" around the constitution and need to be challenged.
Yeah, like that's going to happen.
Their ship came in but they weren't even at the dock.
I take my family at least a couple times a summer.
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