Friday, July 20, 2012

City Council To Bar Some People With Misdemeanors From Owning a Gun

In response to a ruling by a Federal District Court judge which struck down Chicago's Gun Ordinance as being vague and unconstitutional, the Chicago City Council is trying to rewrite Chicago's Gun Ordinance.  Under the current Gun Ordinance, anyone convicted of a misdemeanor gun possession is barred from owning a gun.  Yesterday, the City Council's Public Safety Committee approved a change to the ordinance which would bar certain people convicted of certain violent misdemeanors from owning a gun for five years.  The measure was passed by the Committee without any debate or discussion.  The measure is expected to go before the entire Chicago City Council or a vote on Wednesday.  

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