Mayor Daley Considering Changes to City's Gun Laws
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says he’ll rework but not scrap the city’s handgun ban in response to a recent US Supreme Court ruling.
DALEY: You have to delve into it. You have to read it and then find out how you can adapt the changes that we’re looking at locally in regards to this issue, in regards to guns in America. Local mayors have to deal with it, not the federal government.
Mayor Daley says that among other things, he wants firearms registration to stay a part of the city’s gun policy to protect police and emergency first responders.
Last week, the Supreme Court struck down a handgun ban in Washington DC, but left open whether states or cities can ban handguns. Shortly after, the National Rifle Association filed suit against Chicago over its ban.
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