Mayor Bloomberg and the city chose to sit out the case and did not file a brief with the court supporting President Obama’s hometown of Chicago.
“We don’t expect it to impact on New York laws,” a Bloomberg spokeswoman said of the case, McDonald vs. Chicago. But both gun rights and gun control groups predict a rash of suits aimed at loosening the city’s rules on gun permits.
The case involves 76-year-old Chicago resident Otis McDonald, who claimed the city’s 1982 ban on handguns left him prey to street gangs. Read more