Jul 2, 2010 12:48 PM by Melissa Canone

Chicago Approved Strictest Handgun Ordinance In U.S.

CHICAGO (AP) - Members of the Chicago City Council have approved
what city officials say is the strictest handgun ordinance in the
United States.
Friday's 45-0 vote comes four days after a U.S. Supreme Court
ruling made it almost certain that Chicago's handgun ban would be
overturned. The high court ruled Americans have a right to own a
gun for self-defense anywhere they live.
The new city ordinance bans gun shops in Chicago and prohibits
gun owners from stepping outside their homes, even onto their
porches or garages, with a handgun.


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