Didn’t take long

It’s almost like it was predictable or something:

Daley didn’t specify what measures he intends to push, but he said he planned to move quickly to get them in front of the City Council, saying that it is possible a special session will be called to address the issue.

He said he’s considering creating a registry of the names and addresses of everyone in the city who legally owns a handgun, which would be made available to police officers, firefighters and other “first responders” before they arrive at the scene of emergencies.

The mayor also said Chicago might follow the District of Columbia’s lead in requiring prospective gun owners to take training courses that include several hours of classroom learning about gun safety and passing a 20-question test.

Daley has suggested that owners may be required to buy insurance for those guns.


Wow. Registration (most likely, costing money), training (no doubt, not provided for free) and mandatory insurance (costing money by definition), all in one response. Anyone believes any of these will make Chicago safer, rather than simply make handgun ownership expensive to the point of prohibitive to people whose income level forces them to live in high crime neighborhoods?

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