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Jody Weis: Chicago Police To Fingerprint Handgun Owners

Huffington Post/AP   First Posted: 07/12/10 07:59 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:00 PM ET

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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis says the department will fingerprint anyone who wants to legally own a handgun in the city.

Weis outlined at a news conference Monday how police will implement the handgun ordinance that just went into effect. He says the cost for a Chicago firearms permit will be a flat fee of $100, and registering guns will cost an additional $15 per gun.

Weis also says the department will soon provide information about where residents can get the ordinance's required training - a four-hour class and one hour of gun range training.

City Council passed the ordinance ten days ago, after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that effectively invalidated Chicago's 28-year-old handgun ban.

Download the Chicago Police Department's guidelines for gun ownership in the city here.

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