In response to the Supreme Court's ruling that returned Chicago's gun ban law to the lower court, Mayor Daley today outlined a new "Responsible Gun Ownership" ordinance for the city.
Highlights of the new ordinance include:
- following DC ordinance and registration of no more than one handgun per month,
- two step process to own and register
- no ownership for anyone convicted of a violent crime
- no ownership for anyone with 2 or more DUIs
- no ownership for anyone convicted on a domestic violence charge
- bans assault weapons
- bans gun shops
- requires firearms safety training
- requires city firearms permit, state FOI card and registration with the Chicago Police Department
"We are a country of laws and should never be a country of guns," Daley said. "I encourage the council to act quickly."
Speaking passionately, Daley reiterated his claim that it's easier to get a gun than a driver's license. Daley also advocated for "immunity for first responders-fire and police," and argued that penalties for youths should be strengthened to discourage teenage violence.