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"Maybe One of Them Will Have an Incident and They'll Change Their Mind Overnight"




    The mayor refuses to concede the Supreme Court would strike the ban down. (Published Thursday, May 20, 2010)

    "Maybe one of them will have an incident and they'll change their mind over night, going to and from work."

    That's Mayor Daley's wishful thinking when it comes to a Supreme Court decision on Chicago's handgun ban.

    The Supreme Court will likely rule on McDonald vs. City of Chicago in June. Justices are expected to hand down a decision similar to the one that struck down Washington D.C.'s handgun ban in June 2008. 

    But Daley refuses to acknowledge the city's ban could be defeated.  Even if the court does overturn the ban, as expected, the mayor says he will act quickly to put in place restrictions on gun ownership.

    Daley talked about starting a gun registry so that first responders will know if a suspect has a gun. 

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