Chicago gun law struck down

By WEEK Producer

Chicago gun law struck down

January 6, 2014 Updated Jan 6, 2014 at 8:56 PM CDT

CHICAGO, Ill -- A federal judge has declared Chicago's ordinance banning the sale of firearms in the city unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang says the city failed to convince him that banning gun sales would reduce gun violence. The ruling comes from a 2010 lawsuit. It alleges the ordinance violates the rights of Chicago residents to keep and bear arms under the 2nd and 14th Amendments.

Chang delayed his ruling from taking effect immediately, to allow the city time to appeal.

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