A lawsuit has already been filed in response to a new gun ownership ordinance approved by the Chicago City Council in the wake of last weekÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s U.S. Supreme Court ruling (McDonald v. Chicago) that limits local and state governmentsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ ability to ban handguns.
The Huffington Post has the lowdown on the lawsuit which was filed by the Illinois Association of Firearms Retailers and four Chicago residents against Chicago mayor Richard Daley and the City of Chicago, claiming the cityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s gun ordinance violates their rights.
The responsible gun ownership ordinance was announced by Mayor Daley just three days after the U.S. Supreme court held that states must respect the federal right of an individual under the Second Amendment to keep and bear arms.
According to the Wall Street Journal Law Blog, the Chicago ordinance doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t mess around:
It also requires anyone who wants to keep a handgun at home to obtain a Chicago firearm permit, take firearms training and have no convictions for a violent crime, unlawful use of a firearm or two or more charges of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The WSJ last week suggested that the Supreme Court ruling would likely trigger a flood of suits in states and cities with restrictive laws. This lawsuit appears to confirm that prediction.
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