December 18, 2008
Mayor Richard Daley said today that Chicago will host a “gun conference” next month to look for ways to beef up gun laws and get guns off the streets.
The mayor said he would bring in leaders from across the country and people who have lost loved ones to gun violence. He said the attendees plan to review recent Supreme Court decisions that limited how cities can regulate guns.
“I believe the court’s ruling presents us with an opportunity to continue our efforts,” Daley said.
Daley also announced that Arne Duncan, chosen by President-elect Barack Obama as his U.S. Education Secretary, will not leave Chicago Public Schools until Obama is sworn in Jan. 20. The mayor offered little about finding Duncan’s replacement, but said the search would include people inside and outside the district.