In a 2000 interview, Obama said, "It's undeniable that the pervasiveness of guns in this country contributes to violence...and if we can eliminate those guns...it eliminates the most egregious results." Read »
You can't get high or carry a gun around here. Read »
Buying a gun in Cook County officially became more expensive this week. A new $25 tax on every gun purchased in the county took effect Monday as part of County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's plan to pay for... Read »
Gun rights advocates say that hammers kill more people than assault rifles. Then they insist they need assault rifles to protect themselves. From carpenters? Read »
Chicago officials want to make it tougher on thugs packing weapons.
But legislation to increase prison time for illegal gun possession flies in the face of high-profile and competing policy issues. Read »
Let's just say no thanks to folks from Metamora, Marion and Mount Vernon who think flooding Chicago with guns will make the city safer. Read »
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he supports an alderman's proposal to expand the city's gun offender registry. Read »
In Congress' first gun votes since the Newtown, Conn., nightmare, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to toughen federal penalties against illegal firearms purchases, even as senators signaled that... Read »
At the Abraham Lincoln statue on the state capital lawn, gun owners chant "conceal carry now." Read »
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