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Posts Tagged ‘chicago’

Chicago, We’ve Got a (Crime) Problem

Everyone talks tough when it comes to Chicago’s illegal use of guns in violent crime. Except, that is, for the courts. This city, with one of the worst crime problems involving guns and strictest gun laws, is again missing the mark.

Chicago’s Mayor Knows How to Play Hard Ball

The Chicago City Council with great reluctance in the last full week of June ended its long-standing prohibition and approved an ordinance intended to satisfy a federal court order to allow firearms retailers to open within the city limits. Mayor Rahm Emmanuel made certain that the regulations were written to be extensive, rigid and difficult […]

Gun Laws in Some U.S. Cities More Similar to Highly-Restrictive Mexico than to the Rest of America

The Second Amendment, as affirmed by the Heller and McDonald cases, protects the right of American citizens to possess guns regardless of geographic boundaries within the U.S., yet cities like Washington, D.C. and Chicago make gun ownership very difficult. Seeing how these cities have violent crime rates higher than other U.S. cities, you would think they would make it […]

Chicago, Detroit and Flint Campaign Targets Illegal Gun Purchases

As part of its multi-year, ongoing national effort to help prevent illegal “straw” purchases of firearms, the National Shooting Sports Foundation is reminding the public in and around the cities of Chicago, as well as Detroit and Flint, Mich., that stiff penalties are in place for individuals convicted of such purchases. Billboard advertisements for the […]

Of a Judge’s Ruling, Police Chief’s Words and Professor’s Research: Developments of Note in the First Days of 2014

In the first full week of 2014 we are seeing some very interesting developments involving the Second Amendment rights of American citizens and the firearms industry that strives to serve them. First, from Chicago on Monday came the ruling from Judge Edmond E. Chang of the U.S. District Court for the Northeastern District of Illinois […]

Federal Court Decision Affirms Both Citizens’ Right to Buy Firearms and Lawful Commerce

In striking down the City of Chicago’s 2010 ordinance banning the sales of firearms within city limits, U.S. District Court Judge Edmond E. Chang in his ruling released Monday provided important recognition that the right of Americans to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment also necessitates that they have the right to acquire […]

White House Puts Politics Over Safety

President Obama delivered his gun control stump speech in his hometown of Chicago last Friday. He did not acknowledge that he was pressing for new restrictions in the town that makes owning a gun harder than anywhere else in the country, but is still wracked with astronomical levels of violence and killing. “We may not […]

Rahm Emanuel Pirouettes 180 Degrees on Guns

One of the little known facts about Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is that he spent his high school years training as a ballet dancer, even receiving a scholarship offer from the Joffrey ballet. Don’t take our word for it, you can see for yourself, including a picture, right here. His ballet training would come into […]

Anti-Gun Illinois State Senator Gets Caught with Pistol at O’Hare

An Illinois state senator representing the south side of Chicago who recently announced he would seek the Congressional seat vacated by former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was arrested at O’Hare airport Wednesday when TSA personnel found an unloaded .25-caliber pistol and a loaded magazine inside the garment bag he was taking through the security […]

Cook County Board President Wants to Tax Guns, Ammo

From the gun control capital of the heartland comes yet another attention-diverting effort intended to appear as if it would deal with the costs of Chicago’s rampant, gang-related violence while helping fill dwindling government coffers. What would it really do? The answer is all too familiar — penalize law-abiding citizens who own firearms. Cook County […]

First Shots to Kick Off Big City Tour

The National Shooting Sports Foundation and eight shooting facilities in greater Chicago and Madison, Wis., are sponsoring First Shots seminars Saturday, Nov. 5, to introduce residents to safe and responsible handgun ownership. With Chicago residents now able to exercise their Second Amendment rights following the Supreme Court’s McDonald decision and with Wisconsin becoming the 49th […]