Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he's working on a gun control ordinance for the city of Chicago after an assault weapons ban stalled in the Illinois General Assembly.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Emanuel said Thursday that waiting is not his "strong suit." The mayor says he hopes Chicago's efforts will push Springfield lawmakers to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips. Emanuel wouldn't offer specifics but said details would be available in "coming days."
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Emanuel says he's frustrated that the General Assembly failure to deal with assault weapons during the lame-duck session that ended Tuesday. The mayor says the new state legislature that was sworn in on Wednesday must begin work "immediately" on the issue.