Chicago Abolishes Gun RegistrySubmitted by pil45 on Wed, 09/11/2013 - 18:33
"Chicago on Wednesday reluctantly abolished a 45-year-old requirement that gun owners register their weapons with the city, marking a victory for advocates of gun rights such as the National Rifle Association.
The city council voted to end the gun registry in place since 1968 to comply with court rulings against Chicago and Illinois gun control laws, and to bring the city into line with a state concealed carry law.
"I happen to think the court's wrong. I think their interpretation is wrong," Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said of the court rulings that forced Chicago to eliminate the registry. He spoke after the council voted."