CHICAGO
01/18/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Chicago Handgun Ban Survives First Challenge

Chicago won round one in its defense of the city's handgun ban, but Mayor Richard Daley said today he's looking at less sweeping gun control measures in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision against such laws this year.

The nation's high court struck down a Washington, D.C. handgun ban similar to Chicago's law. The National Rifle Association then moved to challenge Chicago's ban.

On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Milton Shadur rejected the gun rights group's effort to extend the D.C. ruling to Chicago and Oak Park.

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