On the heels of his efforts to ban gun stores in “99.5 percent” of Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel now wants to limit Chicagoans to one gun purchase a month.
This push is aimed at “retail firearms customers”–i.e., law-abiding citizens.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Emanuel is basing this push on “researchers [who] have found a statistically significant correlation between guns used to commit crimes and guns purchased in bulk.”
A University of Pennsylvania study in 2007 found that “[25 percent] of all guns used in crime were purchased as part of a multiple gun sale.”
This comes on top of Emanuel’s efforts to videotape every retail gun transaction–in the .5 percent of Chicago allowed to have gun stores–and to force those gun stores “to submit a safety plan outlining exterior lighting, surveillance cameras and alarm systems, as well as storage of guns and ammunition.”
He also wants gun store employees to “undergo fingerprinting, background checks and training on identifying potential gun traffickers.”
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