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Record #: O2013-5493   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 7/17/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 7/17/2013
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 8-20 by adding new Section 075, modifying Sections 010, 070, 085, 250, 300 and deleting Section 170 concerning assault weapons
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Police, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 8 - Offenses Affecting Public Peace, Morals & Welfare - Ch. 20 Weapons
Attachments: 1. O2013-5493.pdf
ORDINANCE
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. Chapter 8-20 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding a new section 8-20-075, by repealing section 8-20-170, by adding the language underscored and by deleting the language struck through, as follows:

8-20-010 Definitions.
For purposes of this chapter the following terms shall apply:

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)
"Assault weapon" means any of the following, regardless of the caliber of ammunition accepted:

(a) (1) A semiautomatic rifle that has the ability to accept a detachable magazine and has one or more of the following:
(i A) a folding, ef telescoping or detachable stock
(U B) a handgun grip which protrudes conspicuously beneath the action
(m C) a bayonet mount forward grip
(iv D) a fla6h suppressor or a barrel having a threaded barrel muzzle (v E) a grenade, flare or rocket launcher; or (vt F) a barrel shroud.
A semiautomatic rifle that has a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds, except for an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.
A semiautomatic version of an automatic rifle.
Any part, combination of parts, component, device, attachment, or accessory that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machine gun.

(2 5) A semiautomatic shotgun that has one or more of the following: (i A) a folding, ef telescoping or detachable stock (ii B) a handgun grip which protrudes conspicuously beneath the action (itt C) a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than in excess of 5 rounds
(iv D) an ability to accept a detachable magazine a forward grip; or (E) a grenade, flare or rocket launcher.

(3 6) A semiautomatic handgun that has an the ability to accept a detachable magazine and has one or more of the following:
(i A) an ammunition magazine that attaches to ...

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