The Chicago City Council is poised to fire off new gun legislation Friday.
In response to a Supreme Court decision that clears the way to eliminate handgun bans, the council will follow Mayor Daley's "responsible gun ownership" recommendations and likely pass a new ordinance today.
"We are a country of laws and should never be a country of guns," Daley said Thursday.
Under the new ordinance, residents can buy guns, but only if they meet certain criteria.
Among some of the rules:
- Residents cannot buy more than one gun a month
- Prospective gun owners must take training classes
- Anyone convicted of a violent crime, or anyone with 2 or more DUI's cannot own a gun
- Assault weapons are banned
- All guns require a city firearms permit
- Only one gun can be kept in an operable position in the home. All others guns must be stored away with a trigger lock in place.
The city council police and fire committee approved the legislation Thursday.
If passed by the full council, it would take effect in 10 days.