Chicago museums are prohibited from lawfully displaying firearms of historic value

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May 8, 2013

Well, yeah, lift it, as Ald. Burke suggests. But, wow, that there is such a law in the first place and that it will likely remain in effect is simply pathetic.

CHICAGO — Ald. Edward Burke (14th) introduced an ordinance at Wednesday’s City Council meeting that would allow city museums to display unloaded firearms for historical purposes.

Currently, city museums are prohibited from lawfully displaying firearms of historic value, according to the ordinance.

In a news release, Burke said he learned that museums such as the Pritzker Military Library on Michigan Avenue cannot display a Walther PP firearm donated by a United States Army officer who served in World War II.

via Ban on Displaying Guns at City Museums Should be Lifted, Ald. Burke Says



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