Evanston IL drops handgun ban
"[Alderman] Rainey suggested that the city might want to consider printing the names of all those who have state firearms cards in the local paper.
"Do you want your grandchild going to visit someone who has a gun?" Rainey asked. But no action was taken on that suggestion.
Police Chief Richard Eddington said he would recommend against establishing a local registration program for firearms owners. He said the cost of the program couldn't be justified under the city's tight budget. In addition, Eddington said, the registration program would depend on everybody telling the truth, "which in my professional opinion isn't always true.""
The Chicago Tribune calls the repealed ordinance "one of the more progressive in the country" because it banned even BB guns and paint ball guns, and that Alderman Bernstein complained ""I find the Supreme Court decision repugnant."
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