By AWR Hawkins
Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pushing an ordinance that will ban gun stores in “99.5 percent” of the city and require video recording of all gun sales at the stores that are allowed to exist.
The ordinance will also require the few gun stores that exist to perform “quarterly audits of their gun sales and allow police to inspect their records.”
According to CBS Local, this stringent ordinance comes in response to a “federal judge’s ruling in January that Chicago’s longtime ban on gun stores was unconstitutional.” Chicago was given “six months to approve store restrictions short of a ban.”
Emanuel’s ordinance would also “require gun stores to submit a safety plan outlining exterior lighting, surveillance cameras and alarm systems, as well as storage of guns and ammunition.” Store employees would “undergo fingerprinting, background checks and training on identifying potential gun traffickers.”
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