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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.
CLARIFICATION: This story has been updated to reflect that Emanuel was likely factoring gun stores located just outside the
McCarthy and Mayor Rahm Emanuel again pointed to those shootings this week to push for a change in state law that would require
"I happen to think the court's wrong. I think their interpretation is wrong," Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said of the rulings
Updated story "Simply put, booze and bullets don’t mix," Burke said in a statement on the proposal, CBS Chicago reports. The
Additionally, the City Council voted to impose stiffer penalties for gun crimes committed along school children's “Safe Passage
The second ordinance poised for proposal would stiffen punishments for gun-related offenses in newly designated “student
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.
The boy was shot in his abdomen, hand and face. He was sent to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious condition