chicago gun laws

It barely made headlines earlier this month. A man with an assault rifle fired at a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Blue Line train around noon on a weekday in Chicago's busy downtown.
After a violent holiday weekend during which 11 people were killed and more than 60 others were wounded in shootings, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Monday that the city's gun sentencing laws aren't strict enough to help police stem city violence.
Last month, the Chicago City Council unanimously approved Emanuel's plan for strict gun shop restrictions in the city, requiring
Robinson's alleged victim that day, Kevin Jemison, wouldn't have been on the streets — he would have also been behind bars
"We're glad the Chicago firearm registration is gone," said Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle
If a business is found to be not in line with the proposal, they would lose their liquor license. "Simply put, booze and
Under the "Safe Passage" law, gun violations committed along a "safe route" to school, near a school or near a bus stop will
“Weapons that are designed for the battlefield have no place on the streets of Chicago,” Emanuel said in a press release
There's been surprisingly little media discussion about whether Chicago's strict gun laws, routinely ridiculed by the right-wing, might actually be working. While it's difficult to determine why crime rises and falls, to blame a policy when rates rise and ignore it when they drop doesn't make sense.
In Greater Grand Crossing, a 15-year-old boy was standing outside when a man walked up and shot at him several times in the
Read the entire story at DNAinfo. That's when officers spotted a holstered gun on her side, prosecutors said. She was then
Last week, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart noted that his facility is only eight inmates short of capacity thanks to the Chicago
The Tribune reports only those convicted of unlawful use or possession of a weapon now must register under the current law
Alvarez, who said "Our current gun laws are simply not working," pledged to direct her office to pursue the harshest sentence
(Watch Sen. Dick Durbin's testimony at a Senate gun control hearing.) The law would allow police to enter the home of anyone
"... When people get caught with (illegal) guns in New York, they go to jail," McCarthy said, according to the Tribune. "… As
On Jan. 10, Emanuel announced he was drafting a new "Chicago-only" gun law after the Illinois General Assembly failed to
Despite the mayor's confidence in the shift of public opinion, the lame-duck Illinois Senate still did not enough votes to
Held on $50,000 bond, Johnson appeared in court Wednesday on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful