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Chicago mayor wants gun sales videotaped

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It's meant to reduce straw purchases, where a gun ends up with someone other than the legal buyer. (Source: WLS/CNN) It's meant to reduce straw purchases, where a gun ends up with someone other than the legal buyer. (Source: WLS/CNN)

CHICAGO (WLS/CNN) – Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to crack down on the sale of guns.

He said he plans to introduce a new gun-control ordinance in the city council Wednesday.

Few details have been released, but one of the major proposals would require gun sales to be videotaped and made part of legal record.

It's meant to reduce straw purchases, where a gun ends up with someone other than the legal buyer.

Critics say such measures are sure to draw costly legal battles, but Emanuel said the city plans on doing it the right

"We're going to do it in a smart, tough and enforceable way to prevent illegal guns in the city of Chicago," he said

The new proposals come nearly four years after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Chicago's handgun ban and ordered the city to allow them to be sold in stores.

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