Chicago Mayor Seeks Delay of Ruling Overturning Ban on Gun Sales

With no irony, refers to striking down of ban as a "straightjacket"


BRONZEVILLE — The mayor will seek a six-month delay in a court order allowing gun shops in the city, and attacked the "straitjacket" legal rulings have repeatedly put on local gun-control laws.

"There's a number of gun laws that have existed on the books in the City of Chicago that we have lost in court," Mayor Rahm Emanuel acknowledged at a news conference Thursday at Chicago Police Department Headquarters.

"While we have to abide by the straitjacket the court put us under," Emanuel said, "I'm going to try to do it in a way that doesn't undermine what we're trying to do in bringing a level of safety and security to the people of the City of Chicago."