For 28 years, the city of Chicago had a ban on all handguns. The Supreme Court says that the Chicago handgun ban is unconstitutional. After the Supreme Court ruling, the city of Chicago passed a new gun control law that restricts who can buy handguns. The law also bans all gun shops in the city of Chicago. The mayor of Chicago says the law is necessary to protect citizens from gun violence.

Some people feel gun control laws help make the streets safer. Others think that people need guns to protect themselves from criminals.

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