CHICAGO, July 12 (UPI) -- Chicago residents could keep handguns in their homes for the first time in 28 years Monday, but faced restrictions in a new law.
Chicago's handgun ban was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in late June. The high court 5-4 majority said the Second Amendment gives individuals the right to keep and bear arms, despite state and local laws.
The new ordinance allows handguns in homes, but bans them on porches, yards, garages and outbuildings; allows only one ready-to-fire weapon at a time; allows only one handgun purchase per month; requires handgun owners to go through a training course
Already, two lawsuits have been filed by people who want to carry firearms outside their homes and a businessman who wants to open up a gun shop, WLS-TV, Chicago, reported.
The City Council passed the new handgun restrictions on a 45-0 vote, the report said.