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Chicago City Council passes strict gun store law

The Chicago City Council has approved an ordinance that dramatically limits where gun stores can operate and requires them to videotape every purchase to prevent one person from buying a gun for another.

Aldermen voted 48-0 on Wednesday for the law that would prohibit gun shops in most of Chicago.

Richard Pearson of the Illinois State Rifle Association says the ordinance is so restrictive it amounts to a ban, and will likely be challenged in court. He says owners couldn't possibly make a living selling guns in Chicago.

Chicago has been at the center of a national gun control debate -- even before its decades-old handgun ban was invalidated by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2010. The ordinance follows a judge's ruling that Chicago's ban on gun stores was unconstitutional.