Wartime Firearm Exhibits Banned in Chicago

exhibitAlthough Chicago comes in dead last when jurisdictions are ranked for enforcement of federal gun laws, there’s one thing that leaders in the city are enforcing–a ban on unloaded, historic firearms in Chicago museums.

While gangs and other criminals have proven it’s no problem to get guns in Chicago, families of World War II veterans who’ve donated their wartime firearms to military museums can’t even see their weapons on display.

A section of the city code forbids museums from “displaying firearms of historic value,” even though the firearms would be unloaded and behind glass or deep within a…


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