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Firearm ordinance now in place in Chicago

Saturday, March 23, 2013
Undated file photo of a handgun.

Undated file photo of a handgun. (KABC Photo)

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The new Chicago firearm ordinance goes into effect Saturday.

Now, harsher penalties are in place for people who do not report the loss, theft, destruction or transfer of a gun within 48 hours.

The maximum penalty is a $5,000 fine, plus six months in jail.

 

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