Homewood's gun rules became a little more lax Tuesday night as the village board voted to amend a recent, controversial assault weapons ban.
The decision was influenced by village attorney Chris Cummings, who said the state law makes it difficult to determine whether non-home rule communities like Homewood have the right to enact such an ordinance, according to the Sun-Times Media.
“I went back and strictly tailored this so we are well within the bounds of what we can do as a non-home rule municipality,” Cummings said at Tuesday night's village meeting.
Under the new ordinance, residents will be able to keep rifles and semi-automatic pistols with a fixed magazine of 15 rounds or more. Assault weapons will still be banned in public places, however.
Homewood was the only non-home rule municipality to pass the ordinance.
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