Mayor Daley Proposes New Gun Rules for Chicago

His ordinance would again be the nation's strictest
By Patrick Spain,  Newser User
Posted Jul 1, 2010 6:05 PM CDT Posted Jul 1, 2010 6:05 PM CDT
Promoted on Newser Jul 1, 2010 6:31 PM CDT
Mayor Daley Proposes New Gun Ordinance for Chicago
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley proposed new gun rules in the wake of the Supreme Court decision.   (AP)

Chicago's Mayor Daley wasted no time in proposing a new ordinance to regulate guns in Chicago. He hopes it will comply with the guidance provided by the Supreme Court Monday when it overturned Chicago's existing gun ordinance. As with the old law, Chicago's new one would be the strictest in the country.

It limits registration to one per month, requires that guns in homes with children be locked up or have trigger locks, requires 5 hours of gun training, prohibits those convicted of violent crimes or DWI (twice) from owning guns, and requires all guns to be registered with the police. The City Council is expected to vote on it tomorrow. Chicago has one of the highest incidences of gun deaths in the country. Read the full article from the AP here.
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