"The Mayor's in the middle of a little brouhaha because after leading the campaign to stop guns, especially illegal ones. The Mayor is now overseeing a process of drastically reducing the application fee for a gun permit. And by "drastically reducing" I mean cutting it from $340 to between $25 and $110. " That is a small start in the right direction, better to just eliminate it all together. ""We try to be in compliance with the law," said the Mayor, defending his reasoning. "As you know, we're worried about making sure the Supreme Court agrees with us, and that's why we're trying to change the fees that are charged. But guns in the hands of criminals and guns in the hands of kids are what I'm focusing on." The Chicago ruling is making changes. This one does surprise me. I don't think I would trust the motivation.