Chicago City Council passes strict gun store law
Chicago City Council passes strict gun store law requiring outlets to videotape every purchase
Associated Press
2014-06-26 03:42 AM

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago City Council has approved an ordinance that dramatically limits where gun stores can operate and requires them to videotape every purchase to prevent people from buying a gun for someone else.

Aldermen voted 48-0 on Wednesday. The ordinance comes after a January federal court ruling gave Chicago until July 14 to put gun store rules in place. The proposal has been criticized by firearms rights groups and likely will prompt a legal fight.

Chicago has been at the center of national debate over gun control and gun violence, even before its decades-old handgun ban was invalidated by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2010.

The new law would prohibit gun shops in most of Chicago.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city created a "smart, tough and enforceable ordinance."

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