"I find the Supreme Court decision repugnant. [But] this city was facing hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal expenses," Evanston Alderman Steve Bernstein said. "We'll be better off getting [the ordinance] off the books. We want to put as many restrictions on as we think will pass the Supreme Court muster. We don't want people to have handguns in Evanston, but right now the law is against us. This was pragmatic. We're being sued. It'd be nice to fight for principle but we don't have the money to fight."