"We're going to have good days, we're going to have bad days," McCarthy said. "The first four months of this year, we're in a position we haven't been in since the mid-'60s as far as the murder rate goes." Read »
Sen. Mark Kirk's vote on the background check bill validates my vote for Senator Kirk. Read »
David Axelrod took to Twitter Wednesday to warn that votes against gun-control legislation could politically hurt Republicans in the long run. Read »
Most Illinoisans favor more gun control, but the NRA's chief lobbyist says "you can't put constitutional rights up for referendum." Read »
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 »
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