All the existing gun control policies are so effective in Chicago, so why not implement more?
Via the Chicago Tribune:
Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants banks doing business with the city to set gun-control sales restrictions on their business customers.
It’s a potentially far-reaching measure that could raise the media-conscious mayor’s national profile on a much-covered issue.
Emanuel and influential 14th Ward Ald. Edward Burke, who also knows a thing or two about getting headlines on hot-button topics, have introduced the “Safe Guns Policy” ordinance. The measure would require banks and financial institutions that work with the city to only take on arms-selling customers if they set certain restrictions.
That includes selling guns or bullets only to people 21 or older; requiring background checks on all gun sales; banning the sale of bump stocks that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire bullets at nearly the speed of machine guns; and not selling high-capacity magazines.
Those same restrictions were established in late February by Citigroup, which is among dozens of financial institutions that do business with City Hall. Emanuel’s proposed ordinance would allow the city to only establish new business relationships — or renew or extend old ones — with institutions that file affidavits saying they maintain the same policy.
“The private sector has a role to play in supporting public safety,” Emanuel said in a news release. “Chicago should give our business to companies who share our values and want to be part of the solution to gun violence, not profit from it.”
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