For the first time since 1982, people who live in Chicago will have the legal right to register their handguns. Chicago officials say the new ordinance is the strictest handgun regulation in the country.
The City Council passed the law after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June the city’s ban on handguns was unconstitutional.
The new gun measure requires people who register their gun to take four hours of training courses and spend one hour at a firing range.
It also bans gun shops in Chicago and prohibits gun owners from stepping outside their homes, even onto their porches or in their garages, with a handgun.
Suits have already been filed by a man who wants to open a gun shop in the city. Four residents and a gun sellers group are also challenging the law.
Source: C. Hayes & J. Loboda for WGNTV.
For the first time since 1982, people who live in Chicago will have the…
by Mike James / Jul 12, 2010