The Illinois State Rifle Association is very happy with a federal judge's decision to toss part of Chicago's gun law. ISRA Executive Director Richard Pearson says yesterday's decision was correct because the gun ban was too broad. The judge ruled it was unconstitutional for the city to keep someone who was convicted of a misdemeanor from owning a gun.
The judge also ruled Chicago's law doesn't have a clear definition of "unlawful use of a weapon." The law was approved days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2010 the city's almost three decade old ban on handguns was unconstitutional.