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Chicago Mayor Seeks To Tweak Gun Ordinance In Wake Of Court Ruling

Chicago Mayor Seeks To Tweak Gun Ordinance In Wake Of Court Ruling

CHICAGO (CBS) – Mayor Rahm Emanuel will seek to revise the city’s gun control ordinance, after a federal judge ruled part of the 2010 law is unconstitutional.

A spokesperson for the mayor’s office said Emanuel will introduce a revision to the gun ordinance at this week’s City Council meeting, permanently banning anyone with a violent felony conviction from getting a city gun permit. Anyone with a violent misdemeanor conviction would face a five-year ban.

Last week, U.S. District Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan struck down a portion of the Chicago Firearm Ordinance that barred anyone convicted of “unlawful use of a weapon” from obtaining a city gun permit. He ruled that section was too vague and unfairly barred people with non-violent gun convictions from ever again owning a firearm in Chicago.


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Chicago is a good example of the

falure of gun control. Pistols / hand guns are ILLEGAL, yet there are almost more deaths by pistols in that city than EVEry other city in the USA. Why don't the gun control people reconize that banning guns only takes them away from those who follow the law, and allows those who don't have any regard for the law be the only ones who possess them. LOL Chicago is horrible, from the parking, to the ordinences.

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..sounds like a good step in

..sounds like a good step in the right direction..an improvement, anyway. Anything that upholds our gun rights in any way, is a good thing.