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NRA Cheers City Gun Ordinance Rewrites, Stiffer Penalties Near CTA Stops

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In this Feb. 2013 photo, Todd Vandermyde with the NRA shows off a gun butt stock during a House Committee hearing on assault weapons at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield Ill. The Senate has a Concealed Carry bill that maybe a compromise between Chicago lawmakers fighting street violence and downstate moderates who want easier access to guns. The legislation would require applicants statewide to be of ?good moral character? and have ?proper reason? to obtain a permit to carry a concealed | AP

CITY HALL — A City Council committee OK'd new gun-control ordinances Monday, to the cheers of a National Rifle Association lobbyist who called it "a great day for gun owners in the City of Chicago."

The measures passed the Public Safety Committee and headed for approval by the full City Council on Wednesday.

One amendment would bring city laws into agreement with the state's new concealed-carry law. NRA lobbyist Todd Vandermyde said it basically "gutted" the remnants of the handgun ban passed by the Daley administration and overturned in the courts.

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