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Although, the Supreme Court's recent ruling made the Chicago's ban on handguns unenforceable, the Chicago city council quickly enacted a whole new set of gun-control measures.
Part of the rush is to get restrictions in place before a lower court can enter a final order to formally strike down the city's gun ban, the Chicago Tribune reports.
As previously discussed, Chicago's long-standing handgun ban was under review by the U.S. Supreme Court, which invalidated the ban under the Second Amendment in the McDonald v. Chicago case.
The new ordinance would require owners to register guns and receive safety training.
It will take effect in 10 days.
The ordinance also:
Chicago's new ordinance is similar to laws passed in Washington D.C. after the high court struck down its ban two years ago, which requires gun owners to go through a step-by-step process including five hours of safety training and undergo criminal background checks every six years.