Winnetka repeals handgun ban

November 19, 2008 3:03:56 PM PST
A north suburb's 20-year-old ban on handguns has been repealed. The Winnetka Village Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to end its ban on gun possession.

The action comes after a Supreme Court decision that calls handgun bans a violation of the 2nd Amendment.

The Winnetka council will still regulate firearm use.

The ban was established after Laurie Dann shot and killed a child and wounded five others at the Hubbard Woods Elementary School in 1988.