Chicago Police Superintendent: City Gun Laws Aren't StrictOn Monday, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy told reporters Chicago's gun laws are not "strict" and asked them to quit characterizing them as such.
McCarthy said, "One of the things that I would like to again try to clear up, and I ask you to please stop adopting the rhetoric of gun advocates, [is that] Chicago does not have strict gun laws."
He did not mention Chicago's ban on "assault weapons" or "high capacity" magazines. Nor did he mention the fact that you couldn't even own a handgun in Chicago until the Supreme Court threw out the city's ban on handguns in 2010 (McDonald v. Chicago).
McCarthy wasn't done; he also said, "The state of Illinois does not have strict gun laws."