Emanuel to allow gun ranges in Chicago

July 2, 2011 5:09:00 PM PDT
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will introduce an ordinance next week to allow gun ranges to operate in Chicago.

7524163Gun ranges are currently banned, which means residents must travel to a suburban gun range to complete a mandated firearms training course to obtain a gun permit in the city.

A federal lawsuit was filed against the city saying the ban created a burden for those seeking a Chicago gun permit. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the city's 28-year-old handgun ban last year.

The city responded with a gun licensing process that banned ranges in the city.