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Chicago mayor criticizes concealed weapons ruling

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 4:00 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 4:09 p.m. CDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is criticizing a federal appeals court ruling that tosses Illinois' ban on concealed weapons.

Emanuel says the judges don't have any sense of the dangers that gangs and guns pose to people outside their courtrooms. Emanuel ridiculed judges during a Wednesday news conference. The mayor told reporters he wouldn't offer advice to Attorney General Lisa Madigan, as she weighs whether to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

But the mayor says that his legal staff and the police department are at Madigan's disposal.

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