Mayor Daley: Not Making Gun Owners Jump Through Hoops

July 14, 2010  |  

(Chicago Sun Times) — Mayor Daley today denied that he’s making Chicago gun owners jump through hoops to exercise their Second Amendment rights and expressed confidence the city’s new gun law can withstand a court challenge.  “We’re not jumping through hoops. We have to have accountability. … This is protection of the city from lawsuits from a lot of people,” the mayor said.

“You have to ask for reasonable gun laws. Until the federal government seizes more illegal guns, that is the issue.”  Two lawsuits have already been filed in an attempt to shoot down the ordinance rushed through by the City Council after the U.S. Supreme Court rendered Chicago’s strictest-in-the-nation handgun ban unenforcible.

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