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Chicago Accepts Gun Sale Ruling

Tue, 14 Jan 2014 10:32:19 CST
By: AP

The city of Chicago won't appeal a federal judge's ruling saying its ban on gun sales is unconstitutional and has instead asked for six months to craft an ordinance. In a motion, city lawyers asked for 180 days to enact what they call ``reasonable and comprehensive regulations governing firearms sales and transfers.'' They say the new rules will protect public safety and adhere to the Second Amendment. The city pitch to the judge is the latest example of the city's recognition that after years of trying to keep guns out of Chicago it has no choice but to allow them. In 2010, the city moved quickly to enact a handgun ordinance after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling made its ban unenforceable.

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