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City Council Approves Gun Ban for Chicago Restaurants

The Chicago City Council has approved a proposal that would ban weapons from all businesses — restaurants and bars — that serve alcohol. Council Alderman Ed Burke argues that allowing firearms in places that sell alcohol is akin to encouraging drunk driving: "Bullets and booze do not mix." (Concealed carry will still be legal in retail establishments like liquor stores and supermarkets.) Restaurants that violate the law would have their liquor licenses revoked.

An NRA lobbyist at the council meeting promises a legal fight should the motion move forward, arguing that the measure puts everyday citizens "at the whim of the flash mobs that are appearing in downtown Chicago." NBC News in Chicago has video:

Video: Chicago City Council Approves Ban on Guns in Restaurants

· Chicago City Council Approves Ban on Guns in Restaurants [NBC]
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