* Mayor Daley outlined his response today to the US Supreme Court’s ruling that struck down the city’s handgun ban…
* 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
Mayor Daley today backed off his plan to limit Chicagoans to one handgun and dropped the idea of requiring liability insurance altogether in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to shoot down the city’s handgun ban.
The replacement ordinance outlined by the mayor was considerably weaker than Daley and top mayoral aides had initially described. […]
No more than one firearm in the home could be “assembled and operable.” The rest “must be broken down in a non-functioning state or shall have trigger lock or other mehanism making the firearm temporarily inoperable.”
As expected, gun shops would be prohibited in the city of Chicago, under the ordinance.
Chicagoans would be required to register their weapons, but only after obtaining firearms safety training comprised of at least four hours in the classroom and one hour on a firing range.
Also, if a gun owner “knows or has reason to believe” that a minor is present, the one operable gun would have to be “held by the person” or “physically seucred on the person’s body” to avoid falling into the hands of children. If not, that one gun would also have to be secured or disassembled.
* Assault weapons are banned, as is the possession of ammunition by anyone who does not have a valid FOID card and registration for a gun of the same caliber.
* Applicants must be at least 21 years old, unless a parent signs for a child age 18 or older.
* To protect the city against costs for a lawsuit in case a police officer shoots an armed person while responding to a home, Daley also said the city will pursue legislation at the state and federal levels granting liability immunity for first responders and the city.
* The ordinance bars anyone from possessing a handgun outside a home, which excludes garages, outdoor areas, hotel rooms and group-living quarters.
Daley’s press release is here.