Via Politico:

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Saturday called on his fellow mayors to follow the Windy City’s example and direct their cities’ pension funds to begin divesting from the assault weapons industry.

“Clearly, when it comes to assault weapons measures, if we can do it as it relates to Iran, and their policy, if we can do it as it relates to apartheid, clearly we can do it as it relates to this issue,” Emanuel said, speaking during a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington.

Earlier this week, Emanuel said he would direct Chicago city pension funds to investigate their investments and to divest from the assault weapons industry.

“It’s going good in Chicago and other cities are joining us,” Emanuel told POLITICO of the divestment initiative.