The Evanston City Council has scheduled a special closed-door meeting Monday evening at which the aldermen are expected to discuss a response to the lawsuit filed by the National Rifle Association last week challenging the city’s ordinance banning the possession of handguns.

The NRA filed the suit in federal district court shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a handgun ban in the District of Columbia on a 5-4 vote, saying it violated the right to bear arms set forth in the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The NRA also filed suits against Chicago, Morton Grove and Oak Park — other Illinois communities that, like Evanston, ban possession of handguns.

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Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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