Chicago's longtime ban on handguns looked poised to be shot down after this week's ruling by the US Supreme Court. A new gun law proposed Thursday allows handgun ownership but requires multiple steps to obtain permits.
A Supreme Court decision Monday threw doubt on a Chicago handgun ban. The ruling could lead to a spate of legal challenges against gun-control laws nationwide.
The Supreme Court will decide soon if Chicago's controversial handgun ban is unconstitutional. Both sides say such a decision would spur a slew of challenges to gun control laws elsewhere.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a landmark gun rights case that could apply the Second Amendment's right to bear arms to both cities and states.
The Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday on a landmark gun-control case, McDonald v. Chicago, on whether cities and states have the right to ban handguns.
The case challenging a handgun ban in Chicago will decide whether the individual right to bear arms upheld by the Supreme Court in a D.C. case last year applies to all states and cities, too.
At a court session Tuesday, majority judges seemed to support an individual's right to bear arms.
Hearings on the constitutionality of a D.C. gun ban begin Tuesday. The Supreme Court is looking at the Second Amendment for the first time since 1939.