CHICAGO - Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing an ordinance that would significantly limit where legal gun stores could open in Chicago and puts extraordinary requirements on store owners, including requiring them to video record all sales.
The proposed ordinance would keep gun shops out of 99.5 percent of Chicago. Stores couldn't be within 500 feet of a school or park, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. The store also could not sell more than one handgun per month to a buyer.
Emanuel's proposed ordinance also would require store owners to video record every sale, do quarterly sales audits and let police inspect store records. The stores also must have a police-approved security plan before they could open. The plan would have to include exterior lighting, surveillance cameras, alarm systems and gun and ammunition storage.
In addition, all store employees would have to be fingerprinted and undergo background checks and training, and stores could not reopen at the same location for three years if the city revoked its business license for any violation.
A federal judge in January ruled that Chicago's ban on gun stores was unconstitutional. The court gave the city until July 14 to approve gun store restrictions but not a ban.