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City repeals thumbprint requirement for gun purchases

By Chris Eger

ISRA Executive Director Richard Pearson

ISRA Executive Director Richard Pearson

Following the possibility of litigation from a state gun rights group, the Peoria, Illinois City Council rolled back a city ordinance that would have required potential gun buyers to provide their thumbprint.

The move came after news of a planned lawsuit by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) against the city’s Concealable Deadly Weapons Ordinance. The gun rights group advised that after a “several month give and take effort” between the ISRA’s General Counsel and Peoria’s city attorney, the city moved to repeal the law, including the fingerprint requirement. Under the ordinance, gun purchasers would have had …read more

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