Chicago Police Department Roster of “Unsafe Handguns”

Chicago Police Department Roster of “Unsafe Handguns”

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Chicago, IL –-( The City of Chicago released its roster of “unsafe handguns” that cannot be legally possessed in the City because they cannot be registered with the police as one part of obtaining a license to possess a gun, as required under the City’s new gun laws.

But the list is not limited to hand guns as the law is so vague it can be interpreted as to apply to all guns made by a manufacture.

Of comical interest is banning of the deadly Daisy BB Gun Line, probably because of it pure destructive power.

And don't forget Acme. Knowing who we are dealing with here they are probably referring to Acme Corporation from Looney Tunes? The coyote better watch out for Mayor Daley and his thugs now.

So besides a bunch of guns that have not been made in a 100 years what do you see on this list that is funny or raises your eyebrow?  Leave us some comments below.


The following handguns have been specifically disapproved by the Superintendent as unsafe handguns and therefore cannot be registered within the City of Chicago.

Where a model or type is not specifically referenced, all models from the listed manufacturer are deemed unsafe.

  • Acme
  • Acme Arms
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Arms
  • Afflerbach, William H.
  • Ajax Army
  • Alaska
  • Alday & Gabilondo
  • Alert
  • Alexia
  • Alexis
  • All Right Firearms Company
  • Allen
  • Allen, W. C.
  • Alsop, Charles H.
  • America
  • American Arms Co.
  • American Boy
  • American Bulldog
  • American Derringer Corp. — all spur trigger models, derringers, and pen guns
  • American Eagle
  • American Standard Tool Co.
  • Americus
  • AMES Sword Company
  • Andrews Ferry & Co.
  • ARES/ARES Defense Systems — all flashlight gun models
  • Aristocrat
  • Avenger
  • Babcock
  • Bacon Arms
  • Bacon Mfg. Co.
  • Baford Arms — all derringers
  • Ballard, C. H.
  • Bang-Up
  • Beemiller, Inc.
  • Big Bonanza
  • Billings
  • Bismarck
  • Bliss, Frank D.
  • Bloodhound
  • Blue Jacket
  • Blue Whistler
  • Bodeo
  • Bonanza
  • Bond Arms — all models without trigger guards
  • Boss
  • Boy's Choice
  • Brooklyn Arms
  • Brown Mfg. Co.
  • Bruff, Richard P.
  • Brutus
  • Bryco Arms
  • Buffalo Bill
  • Bull Dozer
  • Bulldog
  • Bulls Eye
  • C.S. Shatuck Arms Co.
  • Captain Jack
  • Catello Tribuzio — LAMPO model
  • Centennial
  • Challenge
  • Champion
  • Charles E. Billings — all knife guns or guns with knife attachments
  • Chase, Anson
  • Chicago Firearms Company — Chicago Protector and Protector models
  • Chichester
  • Chieftain
  • Christy, William J.
  • Clerke Products
  • Clipper
  • Cobra Ent.
  • Colt — all derringers
  • Cone, D. D.
  • Connecticut Arms & Mfg. Co.
  • Conqueror
  • Continental
  • Continental Arms Co.
  • Copeland, Frank
  • Covert Arms — all pen guns
  • Cowles & Smith
  • Cowles & Son
  • Creedmore
  • Crescent
  • Crescent Firearms Co. — all spur trigger models
  • Crispin, Silas
  • Crowell, George G.
  • Crown Jewel
  • CSG — all flashlight gun models
  • Cummings, O. S.
  • Czar
  • D. Debouxtay
  • Daily Arms Co.
  • Daisy
  • Daniel Werner — all knife guns or guns with knife attachments
  • Davis Ind.
  • Dead Shot
  • Defender
  • Defiance
  • Delhaxhe — Knuckleduster model
  • Deringer Rifle & Pistol Works
  • Dickinson, E. L. & J.
  • Dictator
  • Dreadnaught
  • Driscoll, J. B.
  • Eagle
  • Earlhood
  • Earthquake
  • Eclipse
  • Edward Boardman and Andrew Peavey — Little All Right models
  • Elector
  • Electric
  • Empire
  • Empress
  • Encore
  • Enterprise Gun Works
  • Ernst Schmidt & Co.
  • Esprin Brothers
  • Ethan Allen
  • Eureka
  • Evans, James E.
  • Evans, W. S.
  • Excelsior
  • Express
  • Favorite
  • Firearms Import Export (F.I.E.)
  • Fish, Daniel
  • Folsom Bros. & Co.
  • Forehand & Wadsworth — all spur and sheathed trigger models
  • Forehand Arms Co. — all spur and sheathed trigger models
  • Frank Copeland
  • Frank Wesson Arms
  • Freedom Arms — all sheathed trigger models
  • Frontier
  • Fryberg, Andrew
  • G.R.A.D. — all knife guns or guns with knife attachments
  • Garate Brothers
  • Garbi, Moretti, Y, CIA, (GMC)
  • Garrison
  • Gem
  • Genez, August G.
  • German Resel — all knife guns or guns with knife attachments
  • Governor
  • Great Western Gun Works
  • Gross Arms Co.
  • Guardian
  • Half-Breed
  • Hard Pan
  • Harrington & Richardson (H&R) — all spur, stud, and sheathed trigger models
  • Harrington and Richardson — all knife guns or guns with knife attachments
  • Hartford Arms Co.
  • Hartley and Graham — Squeezer and Protector models
  • Haskell Mfg., Inc.
  • Henrion, Dassy, & Heuschen, (HDH)
  • Hi-Point Firearms
  • HJS Arms, Inc.
  • Hood Firearms Co.
  • Hopkins & Allen — all sheathed trigger models
  • Horseman's — all knife guns or guns with knife attachments
  • Hungarian — Mini Max – 9 model
  • Hyde & Shattuck
  • Iberia Firearms, Inc.
  • Imperial Arms
  • International
  • Irving, William
  • Iver Johnson — all sheathed trigger and ‘knuckle’ attachment models
  • J. Ductworth — Protector model
  • J. P. Sauer and Sons of Suhl — Bar Pistol model
  • J. Stevens — all sheathed trigger models
  • J.H. Johnson
  • James Reid Revolvers — Friend, My Friend, Model #2 Knuckle-Duster, New Model Knuckle-Duster, and New Model
  • My Friend models
  • James Rodgers — all knife guns or guns with knife attachments
  • James Turbiaux — Le Protector model
  • Jennings, Inc.
  • Jewel
  • Jimenez Arms, Inc.
  • John Vittie — all pen gun models
  • Johnson Bye & Co.
  • Jose Aldazabal & Sons
  • Joseph Rodgers & Sons — all knife guns or guns with knife attachments
  • Jules Bertrand
  • Keno
  • Kittemaug
  • L. Dolne Invur — Apache Knuckleduster model
  • L.E. Polhemus Manufacturing Company — all knife guns or guns with knife attachments and all pen gun models
  • Le Francais — Gaulois model
  • Leader
  • Lee Arms Co.
  • Liberty
  • Lion
  • Little All Right Firearms Co.
  • Little Giant
  • Little John
  • Little Joker
  • Lombard, H.C. & Co.
  • Lorcin Engineering Co., Inc.
  • Louis Chobert
  • Louis Dolne — APACHE model
  • Lowell Arms Co.
  • Maltby-Curtis — all spur trigger models
  • Maltby-Henly
  • Manufrance — Gaulois and Mitrailleuse models
  • Marlin
  • Marquis of Lorne
  • Merrimack Arms
  • Merveilleux — Repeating Pistol model
  • Merwin & Bray
  • Minneapolis Firearms Company — Protector model
  • Mohegan
  • Monarch
  • Monitor
  • Moore’s Patent Firearms Company — all derringers
  • Morai
  • Morgan & Clapp
  • Mountain Eagle
  • Napoleon
  • National
  • National Arms Co.
  • Nero
  • New York Pistol Co.
  • Nonpareil
  • North American Arms, (NAA) Mini-Series — all spur trigger models
  • Norwich Arms Co.
  • Norwich Falls Pistol Co.
  • Norwich Pistol Co.
  • Old Hickory
  • Osgood Gun Works
  • Paragon
  • Parole
  • Patriot
  • Peavey — all knife guns or guns with knife attachments
  • Penetrator
  • Phoenix Arms
  • Pickert — all folding trigger models
  • Pinafore
  • Pioneer
  • Pittson Arms Co.
  • Pointer
  • Praga — all folding trigger models
  • Prarie King
  • Premier
  • Prescott — all sheathed trigger models
  • Princess
  • Protector
  • Queen
  • R. J. Braveman Corporation — all pen gun models
  • Ranger
  • Raven Arms
  • Reck
  • Regnum — Repeating Pistol model
  • Reid — all sheathed trigger models
  • Remington — all sheathed trigger models
  • Retolaza — all revolvers
  • Retriever
  • Rigby — Knuckleduster and Stricker models
  • Rob Roy
  • Robin Hood
  • Rocky Mountain Arms Corp — all Mini-Revolver spur trigger models
  • Rodier, Louis C.
  • Rohm/RG Industries
  • Rollin White — all spur trigger models
  • Rome Revolver & Novelty Works
  • Rouchouse — French Squeezer model
  • Royal
  • Royal Small Arms Factory
  • Rupertus
  • Ryan Mfg. Co.
  • S.P. Cottrell and Son — all flashlight gun models
  • Sailors — all knife guns or guns with knife attachments
  • Scott Arms Co.
  • Scout
  • Senator
  • Shatuck — UNIQUE model
  • Sig Sauer — Mosquito only
  • Smith & Wesson — all spur trigger models
  • Smith, Otis
  • Smoker
  • Sneider, Charles E.
  • Southerner
  • Spy
  • Stafford, T. J.
  • Stallard Arms
  • Standard Arms
  • Standard Tool Co.
  • Stans Gunsmithing — all pen gun models
  • Stinger Manufacturer Corporation — all pen gun models
  • Sundance Industries
  • Swamp Angel
  • Taylor, L. B.
  • Terrier
  • Terror
  • Terry, J. C.
  • Thomas J. Ryan
  • Tiger
  • Tower's Police Safety
  • Tramp's Terror
  • True Blue
  • Turner & Ross
  • Two Unwin & Rodgers — all knife guns or guns with knife attachments
  • Tycoon
  • U.M.C. Arms Co.
  • U.S. Arms Co.
  • Uhlinger, W.L.& Co.
  • Uhlinger, William P.
  • Union
  • Union Jack
  • Union Revolver
  • Unique
  • United States Small Arms Company — all knife guns or guns with knife attachments
  • Unwin & Rodgers of Sheffield — all knife guns or guns with knife attachments
  • Veiled Prophets
  • Veteran
  • Veto
  • Victor
  • Victoria
  • Waffen-Glaser — all pen gun models
  • Walther — P22 only
  • Webber Pistol — Squeezer model
  • Wesson & Harrington
  • Wesson Frank — Large Frame Superposed pistol
  • Wesson, Frank
  • Western Arms Co.
  • White Jacket
  • White Star
  • Whitney Arms Co.
  • Wide Awake
  • Wilhelm Decker
  • William and John Rigby — Striking Weapon Pistol model
  • William Irving
  • William W. Marston — all knife guns or guns with knife attachments
  • Winfield Arms Co. — all spur trigger models
  • XL
  • Xpert
  • You Bet
  • 100 thoughts on “Chicago Police Department Roster of “Unsafe Handguns”

    1. Wow, glad I’m not there. Most of my guns would be illegal. Marlin??? MARLIN??? My little 22 rifle is illegal?? These people are really sick.

    2. What is important here, is the ‘criteria’ that are used for creating this list. And I quote, from Chicago’s municipal code,
      “Unsafe handgun” means any handgun that is listed on the superintendent’s roster of unsafe handguns because, in the determination of the superintendent, the handgun is unsafe due to its size, ability to be concealed, detectability, quality of manufacturing, quality of materials, ballistic accuracy, weight, reliability, caliber, or other factors which makes the design or operation of the handgun otherwise inappropriate for lawful use.
      That’s right, “unsafe” just doesn’t mean poorly manufactured, it includes ‘inaccurate’ (anything with a short barrel), ‘caliber’ (notice all the .22’s on the list), ‘concealabity’ (notice all the small guns) ‘detectability’ (same thing), or any other reason they don’t think it can be used lawfully. Which could be anything. Just like the rest of Chicago laws, if you might be able to do something bad with it, you’re not allowed to own it.

    3. Hard to know where to begin with this. First off, I purchased a Walther P22 to educate and train my daughter gun safety and shooting accuracy. I chose this weapon due to its reliability, accuracy, simplicity and its easy handeling. I chose this weapon because it is well made and has many options for ensuring safety when in use. Hell, it's legal in California, What more do you want.

      Mostly I told my daughter that with practice comes muscle memory, accuracy, confidence. Proper training will aid in awareness of her surroundings. Training will aid in usuing the proper judgment to know when to be at the ready and not hesitate to take protective action when necessary. My daughter has demonstrated accurate shooting skills with this weapon and enjoys shooting it a great deal. She will keep on with the training and I will continue to take classes from different instructorsy

      I also told her that if she doesnt want to practise, wants to keep an unload weapon locked in a box or if she doesn't want to take on the responsibility of gun ownership I will also buy her a baseball and a bat. I Told her that She can throw a baseball more accurately then you can with an empty gun. You can finish up your work with the bat.

      So the questions for the folks in Chicago is what is the defininition of an un safe firearm and what testing protocol was used to make this determination.

    4. All guns are unsafe……when used unsafely. Same with showers or cotton balls. If a knucklehead uses his/her gun unsafely then a case can be made against them. Has any firearm actually ever been charged with an unsafe act?

      Yeah, some are absolute POS. So was the Ford Grenada and AMC Matador. The market took care of those, as it will the crappy guns.

      But what I'm really wondering is…..has this list caused any decrease in violent crime in Chicago?

    5. I grew up in S. Central WI, and we're used to the Chicago cops' corruption and political games. That still didn't stop me from running wholesale illegal drugs outta there in '69 and the early '70's. What ticked me off was having to pay the local beat cop (bag man) his share of change for NOT doing his job. For this, we were literally escorted out of the city after we made our buys, and never had a problem in Illinois.

      So, when you want to know how the people in ILL put up with it, they're all USED TO IT. And everybody knows some ward-heeler (whoops, I meant "community organizer") who'll spring you just for promising to vote for THE MACHINE.

      I no longer use or traffic in drugs, having seen the light, but that only makes me more eager to stay out of Chicago and its' pestilential state.

    6. Well now this got me started. I have always thought I was an expert gun owner. After viewing the list of unsafe guns I must admit I have never heard of most of them.

      Now about Ill. It is the ONLY state where there is no provision for citizens to carry a concealed firearm.

      It is interesting that Senator Barack Obama comes from Ill. In regard to what Obama will do to get elected look and see how he was able to beat Jack Ryan for his Senate seat.Ryan was married to actress Jeri Ryan

      ( AKA 7 of Nine in ST Voyager) They went through a nasty divorce, that was sealed by the court. OBAMA had the records opened causing Ryan to lose the election.

      What do you think that liar in the White House will do to be reelected? What will he do to get rid of our firearms?

      I really hope on November 6 he is voted out of office in disgrace.

    7. They put Marlin.That means all firearms by Marlin.They put the Sig-Sauer Mosquito.It has the same features as a P226.Its just slightly smaller and fires .22 lr.I own the reverse two tone,and its just finicky about the ammo you feed it.Feed it CCI Mini-Mags and it will fire perfect all day.Hi-Point Firearms.These people are not of sound mind and body.My Mosquito gives you the bird Chicago Super Duper Intendant.

    8. When I saw Marlin,Hi-Point Firearms,and the Sig-Sauer Mosquito.I knew that the City of Chicago had made a mistake and the list was wrong.I'm happy I don't live there though the people I have met from Chicago have been really cool.Its not their fault Chicago has some messed up gun laws.

    9. I find this list hilarious. 95+% of listed guns Have not been made in 85-100 years or more, and most of those were only suitable as paperweights or fishing sinkers when new. I'm surprised they even came up with some of these names. Must have used a Bannermans book as a reference.

    10. I have a Hi Point JCP 40 handgun. I love it. The city of Chicago can kiss my ass. They cant even properly take care of their road system. My Hi Point gives the City of Chicago two middle fingers up. 🙂



    12. What’s telling about Chicago, and for that matter the whole state of Illinois is that they DO understand the true meaning of the 2nd Amendment; i.e.

      Illinois has a law that bans its residents from freely associating with one another as part of a citizen militia. Illinois would presume to proscribe who their residents may associate with, if they commit the thought-crime of associating for the purpose of organizing against tyranny. Mind you, I’m not talking about a criminal conspiracy to overthrow Illinois government – there are already laws on the books against that. Here’s an example of a statute that proscribes the right to freedom of association and the right to peaceably assemble, for the purpose of preventing the exchange of ideas, the sharing of information and the acquisition of skills. Illinois bans militias because the militia movement in America represents the PURPOSE of the 2nd Amendment (not duck hunting): to resist tyranny in government by force of arms when all peaceful means of doing so have been exhausted.

      That would scare any statist power addict. Hitler banned guns, and so did Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao, and so on, because of the threat to their hegemony that guns represent.

      The adage still holds true that gun control isn’t about guns, it’s about control; and in the case of Chicago they want helpless subjects that will plead with the government to ‘save them’… in other words, make them dependent on government for their safety because dependence on government means bigger, more intrusive and all-powerful government.

      I don’t travel through Illinois for ANYTHING… If I needed to go to Milwaukee, I’d sooner travel up through Lower Peninsula Michigan and down from the Upper Peninsula to get there than shortcut by coming north through Chicago. In many respects, Illinois (like California or New York City) is so dissimilar to the kind of free state that our Founding Fathers intended every state to be, that I have an extremely hard time thinking of Illinois as being a part of my America.

      Of course, I live in a state where open carry has been possible for years. A state where ‘castle’ laws are accepted throughout our land without controversy or opposition, save for a couple of Democrat-controlled jurisdictions. The Democrats here have no cogent argument for their position, they just hate guns, and probably for the same reasons that Democrats at the federal level hate guns (it bars them from imposing their brand of absolute tyranny). But moreover, Indiana has just recently enshrined in law our right to resist by force of arms any criminal assault ‘under color of law’. As a result, police here do not abuse their power to conduct searches through no-knock warrantless raids.

      As relative freedom goes, Indiana has it – and Illinois doesn’t. It explains why so many Illinoisans are moving to Indiana; where you can own any gun you want, carry it most anywhere you please, and you can do so without having to register yourself as a gun owner.

      That’s right: Illinois is a land where even gun registration (which is a prerequisite for disarmament) isn’t enough. There, they cut directly to the chase and require the registration of the gun owners themselves!! No wasting time trying to compile lists of addresses to raid, from hundreds of thousands of purchase records. There, the state may not know which criminals are illegally armed, but they certainly know exactly who all the law-abiding gun owners are!

      Chicago tries to be a “New-York-On-The-Lake”, even to the recent hosting of globalist conferences and NATO summits. Because of this, Chicago was essentially subjected to martial law and all freedoms were greatly curtailed during the NATO summit. The city even warned its residents that a lockdown may be instituted without warning, and certain neighborhoods were told that they may be mass-relocated to a relocation camp in the event of an emergency.

      During the NATO summit, it was confirmed through alternative media (but not the lamestream MSM) that English-speaking Russian troops were partnered with local police throughout the areas of the city surrounding the NATO summit meeting sites. Russian troops on US soil carrying out patrol duties. It rather smacks of the 1987 movie ‘Amerika’, right down to the location: Chicago was the capital of the midwest ‘administrative region’.

      Again, I’ll say “ALL guns are dangerous” – to those who fear having guns turned against them for their despotism.

      America is turning into a police state, so you’d better get your guns ready and buy all the ammo you can. For more info, visit and

    13. Daisy, yep they've been banned since way back in the 50's (morons), long before actual Firearms. But all Marlin's are 'dangerous ?!? All Hi-Points? .. why .. because the kooks at Columbine used one. But U.S. Arms Co? That is insane. U.S. Arms make some of the finest Single Action 'Cowboy Action Shooting' guns around and some go for $1,200! Also, I can't find it now but one company listed makes Custom Hunting Riles (Bolt Action) that sell for about 5,000! What is so 'dangerous' about those? Nothing! Unless you're an Elk, Moose or Grizzly Bear. [Sure glad we fled that insane city in '75 – with my Colt Det Spl .38 snubby. Which I (cough) promise (cough) that I won't carry like I did in the olden days if I have to go back there for any reason. Honest, Mayor Rahm. 'Honest' ;-)]

    14. It's good to learn my Taurus Public Defender with 410 00 Buckshot & 45 Colt ammo mix is safe:-)

    15. Interesting. They could have saved some money…oh I forgot, that doesn't interest them, by posting which guns are legal. Although I rarely believe in conspiracies, everyone should do a search (Google or search engine of your choice) on FEMA camps. I will warn you that looking at some of the results will make it difficult to sleep at night. Seems as though "they" will be well prepared for any civilian insurrection when the people get tired of being stepped on. I truly endorse folks doing some research on this as we have all seen how FEMA operates following Katrina. Have a great weekend guys, keep the powder dry!


    16. Funny Chicago story, or at least I can get a laugh out of it now. Some years back I "fit the description" of a guy who had just committed a hit and run–the guy literally ran, leaving his car. I'm the right height, right shirt color, wrong name though cops couldn't know that. So I get grabbed right after walking into a Walgreens on a mission from The Wife.
      Two young cops, good guys, they figure out right away that I'm not acting the part but one of them spots something out of place: Oho! My old Charter Arms Bulldog! Cuffed, taken in, after preliminary cop paperwork I'm ushered into high ranking cop office. I was getting along with the patrol cops and a plain clothes guy so the senior cop wants to know if I'm related to someone (it's a chicago thing). I'm rattling off every name I know hoping that eight years of parochial school might finally pay off. They don't make rank without having a nose for bull so he asks if I could get out right then who'd come and pick me up. In other words, do I know anyone who might turn out to be inconvenient for him later?
      When I tell him The Wife he knows he's got me, gives me twenty seconds on how much trouble I'm in, then the questions: how much did you have on you when they brought you in? How much can your wife bring now, not a half hour from now, now? I tell him $130 something from me, don't know about the wife, probably a couple hundred around the house. He says it's not enough, ten seconds more of how much trouble I'm in. Now we're in a negotiation, we even start bargaining over getting my revolver back the next day for more cash. Hes really tempted, i can tell, but it would be stupid to make appointments.
      The Wife freaks out on the phone, I tell her to bring everything she can hoping my gold plated cop will believe me and she won't.
      But she did, hit up everyone she can in twenty minutes, all neighbors, and comes in with over $1400 . Oops. He woulda been happy with $400. Since The Bulldog was obviously not recorded, I wonder if anyone in the neighborhood of N Halsted might have one for sale–it's not on the list, after all.

    17. if its an unexpensive gun its deemed un safe typical liberal thinking also lol they have marlin and hi point on here find me one of those that arent safe lol this list is for the idiots that register their firearms …… no one on chicago has been registering them since this passsed

    18. I've reprinted the "preamble" to the Chicago Municipal Firearms Ordinance below. Make sure you've taken your blood pressure medicine before you read it. Get the whole thing here:

      WHEREAS, A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that in the United States there were 30,896 deaths from firearms in 2006, making firearms one of the top ten causes of death in the country; and

      WHEREAS, Annually, more than 100,000 people ,in our nation are shot or killed with a firearm, with more than 3,000 of these victims being children or teenagers; and

      WHEREAS, The United States is one of the few remaining developed nations that places only a minimal restrictions on the sale or possession of firearms; and

      WHEREAS, Firearm-related injuries and deaths are the cause of significant social and economic costs to the City and our communities and have a severe impact on our criminal justice and health care systems; and

      WHEREAS, In 2009, in the City there were 1,815 aggravated batteries with a firearm, of which 83 were shootings inside a residence, and there were 379 murders with a firearm, of which 34 were murders Involving a firearm inside a home; and

      WHEREAS, Between the beginning of this year and June, 15, 2010, there were 742 aggravated batteries with a firearm, of which 36 took place inside a residence, and 152 murders with a firearm, of which 19 were inside a residence; and

      WHEREAS, Given the dangerous and deadly nature of handguns, in 1982 the City of Chicago enacted a ban on registering handguns as a method to protect public safety and the health and welfare of its residents; and

      WHEREAS, In 2008, the Supreme Court of the United States decided the case of District of Columbia v. Heller, which held that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in the militia; and

      WHEREAS, After the Heller decision, the City's handgun re~,istration ban was challenged in the case of McDonald v the City of Chicago; and

      WHEREAS, On June 28,2010, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in the McDonald case and ruled that the Second Amendment's right to possess a handgun for self-defense in the home also applied to the states; and

      WHEREAS, Although the State of Illinois has already enacted several laws to regulate the sale and possession of firearms, these laws are not sufficient to protect the City from the unique and heightened risk of firearm violence, especially handgun violence, endemic in densely populated urban areas, and

      WHEREAS, In order to provide for the ongoing protection of the public welfare and safety, it is essential for the City Council of the City of Chicago to promptly pass an ordinance that provides for reasonable regulation of firearms in compliance with the rulings of the United States Supreme Court, but still is effective in protecting the public from the potentially deadly consequences of gun violence in our City; and

    19. Dear Sir or Madame

      I will never live in Chicago. This " Unsafe Handguns" list, Show that you can not cure stupid.

    20. I collect old guns and they must have raided a museum to get these guns to test. Some of the ones listed are quite expensive, if you can even find them. I wonder if they would sell any of them to me?

    21. I have been pitching this idea to gun owners, wish the NRA would sign up to this idea. Pressure the gun industry to suspend all sales and service to government agencies in anti gun ownership cities like Chicago. No ammo, no repairs, no part and no sales of guns to the city of Chicago. Wonder what Commissar Rahm Emanuel would do ?

    22. It looks to be any gun under $500.00 is restricted or considered unsafe. They want it hard for good people to afford firearms but bad people will use the unsafe guns against good people because good people can't afford guns. What a load of crap, some day people of Chicago should rise up and tell the real crooks (city leaders) that you're not going to put up with there shit anymore!

    23. Did anyone notice they banned the 'America'? I think I know why. Liberal and progressive politicians hate that word and everything it stands for, while pretending to love it.

    24. I did not see my current favorite weapons on the list, but no matter. I drove through Chicago last fall with my trunk full of guns and ammo, on my way to a new job on the East Coast. I had no idea I was possibly breaking their unconstitutional law. Probably a good thing I did not get stopped for anything on my way through. From now on, I will avoid that city like the plague, whether I'm carrying or not. I recommend all others do likewise, as a matter of personal safety.

    25. Chicago is just another commie city i drive way around when im going somewhere and they are in line with where im going>>i have had several guns on this list with no problems>>>What makes these people think they know so much>>>they cant even control their own city>>>

    26. That is a crazy list, I have owned several guns from a few of the manufactors on the list, those guns were totally safe. Banning a sig is extremely nuts: I was a police officer for over 15 yrs: I did not feel that a fire arm from sig sauger , h&r (Harrington & Richardson) Iver Johnson to be too dangerous. All guns are as dangerous as the owner is.

    27. —Tramps Terror! Yellow Jacket!, Dreadnaught! These are all late nineteenth century "Suicide Specials". The vast majority of manufacturers on this list have been out of business for more than a century. Most of these were low priced, low quality, mass produced junk. Others, like Harrington and Richardson were quite well made and very popular. Even the junky ones are now being collected, and offer an insight to the manufacturing and social history of America.

      —Whoever compiled this list wanted to make it as long and exhaustive as possible, so they dredged up a list of antique weapons made by mostly defunct companies. Some of these old timers may actually show up at crime scenes from time to time, and that is a tribute to actually how well made some of them were. It certainly wouldn't do for Chicago to release a list with just a couple of dozen manufacturers on it now would it?

    28. whoever wrote this is a fag. i just got back from a shooting tourney. there are some good guns on this list. chicago was the only word i needed to see.

    29. Having lived in N.J. for 50 years and dealt with their insane pistol purchase permits, it will occur faster than you think Roger. Moved to Minnesota last May after state police told local p.d. to find reason to deny pistol purchase permits for my wife and I. Move out and turn off the lights and bring the flag.

    30. I live in New Jersey which is stricter that the average state, but what the Flock? These guys must of had a party in the police evidence room and put all the drugs up their noses when they made this law up. Smith & Wesson makes high quality guns, except for the spur trigger model guns? Come on these people don't have brains, they are insane.

      If I were a name on the list I'd contact as many of the others as I could and bring a class action suit against the city to either provide evidence of why they are unsafe, or repeal the law. The right to bear arms includes which weapon you prefer.

      Beware… if it happened there it could be coming to your town…

    31. Read the list. They are trying to get around the antique 'no permits required' laws. They got most but not all antiques.

      No one should list the ones they missed (I own many on the list and many they left off and I'm not going to help them expand their list by telling what they missed. They will figure it out soon enough once fools bring those variants in for 'registration').

      This will fail if challenged by the NRA lawyers in court as it is a clear attempt to render Federal law impotent.

    32. Why did everybody fail to notice that these are mostly hand gun manufacturers? Also, yea they are trying to keep the affordable ones banned. I am glad I don't live in the city. I pack heat everywhere I go except court or the bank and these idiots won't tell me any different. Bad guys beware: I shoot first then ask questions!

    33. Saiga isn't on the list either. So my pistol gripped tactical railed withred dot, laser and drum mag is ok?

      Oh, I forgot, the Latin Kings and the Gangster Disciples got it declared "Safe."

      No, this is worse than the People's Rpublic of California!

      Californi'as gun laws are conradictory, goofy and very stupid in a more consistant way than this!

    34. Typical elitist libs. If you can't keep arms away from everyone, you better keep them away from the common man. The majority of the arms on the list are reliable and AFFORDABLE. That is what scares the corrupt politicians.

    35. Hey Chicago political machine,

      Let me put it in the most precise terms as possible as no one has written this yet……..F*** YOU!!!!
      RJ Smith

    36. Seems more like a case of economic racisim in the making. Most of these guns due to the initial cost, are more apt to be owned by the less fortunate in our society. Does the color of a person need to be the determining factor in firearm ownership?

      I'm happy I live in the south, we outgrew these problems a long time ago. This decision allows only those of the "Selected Class" the opportunity to partake in the American experience, the rest of you shall remain as subjects, not freemen as the Constitution prescribes.

    37. WOW, if I felt like it (and had my brain removed), I could move to Chicago. My Taurus PT-145 isn't listed.

    38. Being from Wisconsin that doesnt surprise me coming from a bunch of flatlanders. A few years ago in Milw. the city tried to ban transportation of firearms through Milw. county (legally cased or not, on the interstate also). The people stood up to them and the Feds. said no way. What happened to the people of illinios????? TO THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPT……………………………………………………………………………………………REALLY????? You tested all of these? Or did you confiscate them from criminals who obtained them illegally? Is that how you got the list? REALLY?? The only unsafe guns are ones that malfunction (fix it) or in the hands of "idiots" (hard to fix that) Put blame where blame is due.

    39. we being from old new england having started the american revolution

      will never give up a firearm peacefully only after all barells and ammo are gone and after we throw the wasted carcas of the gun at the agressors will we surender our unalienable right to own a high point or ruger or smith and wesson thank u chicago stay vigilant cause we nknow that we cant fix stupid or mayor daley 1 2 3 4 or how ever many u be …..

    40. Thank god for the Louisiana Castle Doctrine. I am allowed to own any damn thing I want up to a fully automatic weapon and explosives (bombs etc). I wish everybody would model the gun laws in Mississippi, Louisiana and Georgia. If everybody carried there would be no gun crime. If you think I'm wrong just look at New Orleans a few years ago when Louisiana made your car an extension of your home and car jackings went down in New Orleans substantially.

    41. I stumbled across this site via a link from Hi-Point's website. Sorry to bring an old thread to the surface, but I feel compelled to comment.

      MOST (not all) of the firearms on this list are inexpensive, and are more easily affordable to those with low incomes.

      Chicago seeks to keep firearms out of the hands of the poor and the working class because that group of people is the most dangerous to the gov't and the powerful elite. The politicians, the elite, the Banksters, etc. are the same people who have been slowly but diligently working to destroy the middle class.

      THAT is the reason these weapons are on the list; Chicago is afraid of an armed uprising by people who would otherwise not be able to afford a firearm.

    42. OK.. This seals it for me.. I am about to embark on my new career.. I figure home invasions will be much safer for me in Chicago now as opposed to down here in The Heart of Dixie. Maybe I should send a nice Thank You basket to City Hall for making my new job that much easier for me… God bless you Mayor Daley and the Chicago Police Department, I look forward to doing business in my soon to be new home town…

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