Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to allow gun stores to exist “in only about half of a percent of Chicago’s geographic area” got the go ahead on June 25.
City Alderman voted 48-0 in favor of the plan.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Emanuel’s rules “[prohibit] gun retailers within 500 feet of a school or a park.”
As Breitbart News reported on May 27, Emanuel’s rules will also require video taping of all gun sales and force the few gun stores that do exist to perform “quarterly audits of their gun sales and allow police to inspect their records.”
While Emanuel boasted that the gun control is “smart, tough, and enforceable” and will allow police and Chicagoans to “take back their streets,” the Tribune expressed doubt as to whether any of this will work: “It’s unclear how the restrictions will curb gun violence, however, since most firearms used in crimes are purchased either in the suburbs, Downstate, or out of state.”
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