Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced plans to propose a gun control ordinance to the city council. The move comes after the state's concealed carry ban was struck down by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals last month. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is seeking a rehearing on the case.
Emanuel did not provide details on what his proposal will consist of, but says he will not wait for state legislators to move forward on gun control. Illinois lawmakers have a deadline of 180 days from the day the ban was struck down to rewrite the law, as outlined by the court's December ruling.
"Waiting is not a strong suit of mine," Emanuel told reporters yesterday, according to the Chicago Tribune. "First of all, I believe there's, I know there's a majority in the state, an overwhelming majority in the city for a ban on assault weapons, clips, and comprehensive background checks on all sales, wherever they take place, wherever the location may be. And there's also a majority in the legislature."
Emanuel is expected to propose the gun control ordinance to the city council next week.