GANGLAND: Here are the ‘GUN FREE’ Firearm Laws Keeping Chicago ‘SAFE’

Originally published at: GANGLAND: Here are the ‘GUN FREE’ Firearm Laws Keeping Chicago ‘SAFE’ | Sean Hannity

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city’s top law enforcement officials continued to struggle this week to clampdown on the escalating gun crisis sweeping the region; huddling to forge new ways to stem the spiraling violence.

According to the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Chicago has the eighth strictest firearm ownership laws across the entire United States, yet the Windy City still saw a weekend where at least 12 were murdered and over 70 injured in a series of shootings.

Here are the gun restrictions currently in place in Chicago, Illinois:

Licensing: In order to own a firearm, all residents must obtain a Firearm Owners Identification Card at a cost of $10. To obtain the card one must be a US citizen with a valid driver’s license. Residents with a history of mental abuse, domestic battery charges, and other offenses cannot obtain the FOID.

Minimum Age: Residents must be 21-years-old. 18-year-olds can obtain a FOID with their guardian’s written permission.

Concealed Carry: Residents who have never been treated for substance abuse can apply for a concealed carry permit after taking at least 16 hours of firearm training and paying a $150 fee.

Waiting Period: The waiting period for rifles and shotguns is 24 hours and 72 hours for pistols or handguns.

Open Carry: Open carry is prohibited throughout Chicago.

Weapons Ban: The City of Chicago has banned at least 150 different types of firearms including: Semi-automatic handguns, detachable magazines, and other restrictions.

Gun Stores: Gun stores are strictly regulated throughout the city and residents can purchase one firearm every month.

h/t Fox News