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Old January 21, 2012, 04:01 PM   #102
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Benson v. Chicago

On January 19, in the case of Benson v. City of Chicago Judge Edmond Chang ruled that plaintiffs be allowed to move ahead with a challenge to that city’s laws that ban anyone from possessing or carrying a handgun except in his or her home, and that ban possession or carriage of a long gun anywhere outside his or her home or place of business.

Other issues contested in the case include the city’s ban on nearly all firearm transfers and on the operation of gun stores, as well as its law that allows each Chicago license holder to keep only one “assembled and operable” firearm within the home.

In the ruling, Judge Chang pointed out that Chicago’s ordinance actually was more strict than state law: Illinois does allow people to possess and carry guns in their places of business, or in another person’s home.
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