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 »
During a debate on guns, Rep. Jim Sacia makes an ugly analogy about Chicago's alleged overbreeding problem. Turns out rural Illinois has a higher birth rate than we do. Read »
Both sides of gun issue arguing whether civilians need military-style assault rifles. Read »
Richard Daley, the mayor of Chicago when the city banned handguns more than two decades ago, says the nation "must seize this rare moment of shared outrage" and move forward with stronger gun regulations at the... Read »
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