July 2, 2010
Monday, the Supreme Court decided (5-4) that the Chicago ban on handguns violated the Second Amendment, which affords individuals the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense in one’s home, and that it is applicable to all states through the 14th Amendment. The decision was written by barry’s good friend Justice Alito.
Today, the Chicago City Council passed (45-0) Mayor Richard Daley’s gun restrictions just a day after he proposed them. Problem is freshly store bought handguns are not the majority of weapons killing children in Chicago.
Source of specifics: Clout Street’s John Byrne Hal Dardick
1-New ordinance becomes law in 10 days
2-Potential owner must obtain a Chicago firearms permit
3-Permits: $100, good for 3 yrs, 21 or at least 18 with adult signature
4-Chicago PD has up to 4 months to process the application
5-Applicants must provide evidence of firearms training course (4 hrs classroom/1 hr practice on the range
6-Must carry Illinois firearms card (not sure if this includes fingerprints)
7-Register all guns with the city
8-Registration $15/gun every 3 years
9-No sale of firearms in Chicago
10-No firing ranges in Chicago
11-No assault weapons
12-Ineligible: violent crimes, 2 or more DUIs
13-Illegal gun owners given 90 days after enactment to register guns without penalty
14-Limit of 1 handgun per month per each qualified adult
15-Limit of 1 ready to fire firearm per registered owner in the home – all others must be broken down or have trigger locks
16-Minors present – all guns “must be secured” when not in direct possession of registered owner
17-Possession of firearm allowed only inside the registered owner’s home
18-Outside dwelling (including porch and garage) firearm must be disassembled/incapable of firing and in a proper case.
Don’t know if any of this involves fingerprinting, background and/or mental health history. Not sure if “violent crimes” includes registered sex offenders and convicted child abusers. And not sure why they didn’t mandate guns safes.