facebook
twitter
search
search

Chicago mayor calls for gun control

Jan. 11, 2013 at 3:15 PM

CHICAGO, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he is drafting a citywide gun control ordinance to pressure the Illinois General Assembly to take some action.

Emanuel has not yet given details of his proposal, but said it was prompted by his frustration with the General Assembly's failure to act, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

"Waiting is not a strong suit of mine ... I can do certain things in the city. We're gonna take those steps and push to do that ... You'll see [the details] in the coming days," Emanuel promised Thursday.

"I know there's a majority in the state and there's an overwhelming majority in the city for a ban on assault weapons, [high-capacity] clips and comprehensive background checks on all sales, wherever the location may be. And there's also a majority in the Legislature. While they didn't get it done in the [lame-duck] session, their work must begin immediately in this new Legislature for it," he said.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Topics: Rahm Emanuel
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Russia investigates legality of 1991 recognition of Baltic independence
Islamic State re-captures part of key Kurdish-held border town in Syria
Demand for mobile phones in North Korea means two per household
China's Great Wall is quickly disappearing, report says
Volcanic eruption alerts authorities in Japan