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The Peoria City Council has repealed part of a city ordinance that would have required anyone buying a weapon to provide their thumbprint.

The action vacating parts of the deadly weapons ordinance came Tuesday night without discussion. The Illinois State Rifle Association said it had a lawsuit prepared with itself and Peoria residents as plaintiffs. Rifle association general counsel Victor Quilici says the group was "poised to file suit immediately if the ordinance had not been repealed."

Under the city's deadly weapons ordinance, gun purchasers would have had to submit a right thumbprint and a signature. The certificate that included the thumbprint was to be turned over to the police department within 24 hours.

The repeal of the ordinance took effect immediately.

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