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Chicago's ban on gun sales and transfers ruled unconstitutional by federal judge
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 1:03 AM EST
A federal judge has potentially opened a new market in Chicago to gun dealers.
Chang noted Chicago's ban not only covers federally licensed dealers, but also gifts among family members, in the name of reducing gun violence.
Chang said a fundamental duty of government is to protect its citizens but it's also obligated to protect fundamental rights named in the Constitution, including the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense.
Chang said he would temporarily stay his ruling, meaning the ordinances stand while Chicago decides whether to appeal.