Chicago Rushes New Gun Ban Into Place

Unanimous vote comes in wake of US Supreme Court ruling
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Suggested by Alp_Arslan
Posted Jul 2, 2010 2:16 PM CDT
Mayor Richard Daley speaks during a news conference, June 28, 2010, in Chicago. He said he was disappointed with the Supreme Court ruling Americans have a right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

(Newser) – Wasting little time after the US Supreme Court threw out the city's gun ban, Chicago aldermen today voted unanimously to institute new gun regulations. By a 45-0 vote, the lawmakers passed laws considered the nation's strictest, and they weren't coy about their motivation. "No Supreme Court judge could live in my community and come to the same conclusion they did a couple days ago," one alderman told the Sun-Times.

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