Tough week for the gun control crowd. Everyone say, “Awwwww…”
Via Daily Caller:
Gun owners in Chicago no longer have to register firearms with local authorities, the New York Times reports.
Chicago’s City Council reluctantly voted Wednesday to end the decades old registration policy in the wake of the new law allowing Illinois residents the right to carry concealed weapons in public. The modification follows the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th District December ruling that stated Illinois’s ban on public concealed carry was unconstitutional. So far, the Democratic-majority Legislature has struggled to balance the perceived needs of the people with the court ruling.
“This is an ongoing battle and struggle to make sure our laws reflect the safety our residents need,” Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a news conference Wednesday.
With 295 recorded homicides in Chicago so far this year, many police officers rely on the registry’s information to understand the movements of guns throughout the city.