Jesse Jackson talks about new gun ordinance

July 3, 2010 2:19:03 PM PDT
One day after the City Council passed a new gun ordinance, the Reverend Jesse Jackson cautiously applauded the measure.

"The gun law says you can have a gun in the house but it must be kept in the house. I would warn you that most of these killings are not shooting robbers, they're shooting each other in acts of passion," Jackson said.

Jackson made his comments at Rainbow-PUSH headquarters.

Friday, the Chicago City Council unanimously passed the new ordinance. Among other regulations, it requires gun buyers to undergo training, purchase a permit, and register no more than one gun per month.

The council took the action after the Supreme Court ruled Chicago's earlier handgun ban was unconstitutional.


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