The Denial by the Chicago Police Department of David Lawson’s registration of the subject four SKS Rifles is REVERSED. The subject rifles are not prohibited under the Municipal Code of Chicago, 8-20-170, and therefore, registration certification shall issue accordingly. Pursuant to Section 2-14-102 of the Chicago Municipal Code, this decision is final and subject to review under the Illinois Administrative Review Act.
The chain of events began with David Lawson attempting to register five rifles and a shotgun. Four of the rifles are fixed-magazine SKS rifles. On November 2nd he was mailed a denial for registration.
The denial was based on the premise that the rifles could be modified to accept illegal magazines and did therefor did not meet Municipal Code of Chicago 8-20-170(d).
Congratulations to Mr. Lawson and his supports for this victory for law-abiding firearms owners in Chicago.