09/09/2013 05:23 pm ET

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


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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