City Council committee to vote on ‘Gun Free Zones’ ordinance

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An ordinance to create “Gun Free Zones” at bars and restaurants in Chicago will go before a City Council committee today.

Aldermen Brendan Reilly, 42nd Ward, and Ed Burke, 14th Ward, have proposed the ordinance to ban all concealed weapons from places where alcohol is sold.
The law would require businesses that sell alcohol to post signs banning all guns at their entrances.

The ordinance exempts current or retired law enforcement officers as well as the owner or tenant of the property.

Businesses that sell packaged liquor, but do not serve alcohol,  are also exempt from the proposed law.

The Council’s finance committee is expected to vote on the ordinance today before it goes to the full council.


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