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Federal judge strikes down part of Chicago’s gun law

June 19, 2012|By Dahleen Glanton and Liam Ford | Tribune reporters

Chicago’s firearm ordinance took another blow Tuesday when a federal judge ruled that the section banning permits for people convicted of unlawful use of a weapon is vague and unconstitutional.

The city must now decide whether to appeal the ruling or rewrite the part of its gun ordinance that bars individuals convicted of even misdemeanor offenses from possessing a firearm in their home for self-defense.

Federal judge strikes down part of Chicago’s gun law