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Defending Chicago's Gun Ban

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Defending Chicago's Gun Ban

The Chicago city council is expected to throw its support this morning behind Mayor Richard Daley and his fight to keep the city's ban on handguns. Last month the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Washington D.C.'s ban unconstitutional. That ordinance was very similar to Chicago's, but the city plans to argue the ruling only applies to federal jurisdictions like D.C., not to cities and states. Even as Chicago digs in its heels, neighboring suburbs are already changing or repealing their own bans. Chicago Public Radio's criminal justice reporter Robert Wildeboer joins us now to tell us how Chicago plans to make its argument.

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