Friday, July 2, 2010

City Council OKs strict gun law

Members of the Chicago City Council have approved what city officials say is the strictest handgun ordinance in the United States.

Friday's 45-0 vote comes four days after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling made it almost certain that Chicago's handgun ban would be overturned. The high court ruled Americans have a right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live.

The new city ordinance bans gun shops in Chicago and prohibits gun owners from stepping outside their homes, even onto their porches or garages, with a handgun.
Some of what I heard about the new gun ordinance is reasonable. I do have questions about prohibiting a gun owner from even stepping onto their porches or into their garages with their guns. And as for banning gun shops well that's more money that's going into other municipalities while the city is suffering through budget deficits.

BTW, know that there are going to be challenges to this new ordinance in court and the Supreme Court ruling ordered this case remanded to a federal district court so the fight with regards to guns in our city isn't over.

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