Breaking: Chicago Police Release Criteria for “Unsafe” Handguns

At TTAG’s request, the Chicago Police Department has released the selection criteria for unsafe handguns: the firearms banned under the Windy City’s new handgun [non] registration scheme. According to the Police News Affairs division, Daley’s mob defines an unsafe handgun as any handgun . . .

A. having a barrel, slide, frame, or receiver die-cast of zinc alloy or any non-homogenous metal.

B. that does not have a full trigger guard.

C. that is not equipped by the manufacturer with a sighting system.

D. recalled by the manufacturer to be destroyed, replaced, or to have fifty percent or more of its components replaced

A handgun has to have a sighting system to be legal in Chicago? So why hasn’t Jodie’s crew blacklisted the Smith & Wesson 642 or Ruger LCP? Bottom line: no belly guns for you boyo.

comments

  1. avatar Wes says:

    I'm surprised they didn't just say any gun that uses bullets is unsafe and thus banned. Would at least have saved a tree that way.

  2. avatar Bob H says:

    Wouldn't that leave out any aluminum, or titanium alloy handgun? For example Springfield Armory EMP you just reviewed, it has an alloy frame.

  3. avatar Bob H says:

    Additionally isn't stainless steel a "non-homogenous metal"?

    1. avatar ihatetrees says:

      Actually, steel isn’t even a homogeneous metal.

      Unless the ‘legal’ definition of “homogeneous metal” differs from the technical definition.

  4. avatar Rich says:

    I'm not quite sure how not having a barrel, slide, frame, or receiver die-cast of zinc alloy or any non-homogenous metal can be unsafe. May the Police c an interject their thinking here.

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