Just a day after seeing it for the first time, aldermen on Wednesday signed off on the Emanuel administration’s ordinance scrapping the city’s ban on gun ranges. Such swiftness is nothing new—last year the council passed the Daley administration’s new gun ownership law just a day after it was introduced and well before most aldermen […]
Chicago has the most restrictive gun law in the country—but what is it actually accomplishing? The law is rarely enforced because police and prosecutors find state and federal laws more useful. And as I write in a story for this week’s paper, it’s rarely complied with either. Even the police department has yet to follow […]
Jody Weis wasn’t the only ex-city official that new police chief Garry McCarthy attempted to distance himself from on Monday. He also signaled a distaste for the gun control policies of former Mayor Richard M. Daley. “My goal is to bring the gun debate back to the center,” McCarthy told aldermen. “I think that we […]
The city’s new gun regulations go into effect, but area law enforcement officials won’t say whether they ever used the one it’s replacing.
Plans are afoot for the Chicago City Council to pass a new gun-control ordinance, even though aldermen haven’t even seen it yet.
Chicago city officials say they don’t have a new gun ordinance ready yet, but corporation counsel Mara Georges says she hopes it will include a one-gun-per-person limit and a ban on gun shops within the city limits.
Mayor Daley promises that more gun regulations are on the way for Chicago—but he won’t say what they are, and he can’t say when anyone’s been charged with violating the city’s current gun ban.
The City Council makes plans for more gun regulations, but not everyone’s on board with Mayor Daley’s gun rhetoric.
The Supreme Court strikes down Chicago’s handgun ban, but that won’t end the political battle over access to guns in Chicago.
Several weeks ago leaders of Illinois Carry got a permit to hold a meeting on gun ownership rights at a south side park. Yesterday park officials announced it’s not going to happen.
In April state legislators John Fritchey and LaShawn Ford called for the national guard to help Chicago police fight violence. Now they’re going even further, saying some Chicagoans get better policing than others and arguing in favor of decriminalizing pot.
A hearing was held in the City Council Friday “to discuss violence and fire arm registration regulation.” Instead a PR campaign for the city’s gun ban broke out.
Police superintendent Jody Weis isn’t any better than Mayor Daley at explaining how Chicago’s gun ban is effective.
Mayor Daley still isn’t talking straight about guns and crime.
Takes from all over on Mick Dumke’s butt.