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posted: 5/28/2014 1:01 AM

Chicago mayor proposes rules for gun stores

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Associated Press

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed an ordinance that would largely limit where gun stores could open in Chicago.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports Monday that the proposed ordinance would use special-use zoning to keep gun shops out of 99.5 percent of Chicago. Stores couldn't be within 500 feet of a school or park.

A federal judge in January ruled that Chicago's ban on gun stores was unconstitutional. The court gave the city until July 14 to approve gun store restrictions.

Emanuel's proposed ordinance also would require store owners to videotape every sale, do quarterly sales audits and let police inspect store records.

Janey Rountree is Emanuel's deputy chief of staff for public safety. Rountree says the ordinance is "designed to prevent gun trafficking and illegal sales."

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