Assault Weapons

Families Of Assault Weapons Victims Endorse Gov. QuinnThe families of violence victims lost to people shooting assault weapons joined the Brady Campaign and the Gun Violence Prevention Pac today, endorsing Governor Pat Quinn for re-election.
Quinn, Rauner Spar Over Crime-Fighting PoliciesGov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner traded barbs Thursday on the issue of violent crime, as the governor sought to make Rauner’s support for ownership of assault weapons a major campaign issue.
Alderman, NRA Activist Spar Over Measure To Ban Assault Weapons Chicago Aldermen have given preliminary approval to proposals for a City assault weapons ban and other measures expected to win approval at tomorrow’s special City Council meetings, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Homewood, Hazel Crest Eye Ban On Assault WeaponsAs state lawmakers decide Tuesday whether to override Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto of the concealed-carry law, two Southland towns are set to vote Tuesday night on ordinances that would prohibit assault weapons within their borders, the Southtown Star reports.
Cops Find Guns, Drugs While Arresting Man For Threatening GirlfriendPolice arresting a West Side man for threatening his girlfriend with a gun Saturday night discovered assault weapons and drugs at his home.
Emanuel, McCarthy Continue Push For Tougher Gun LawsPolice Supt. Garry McCarthy continued the city’s full court press on gun violence, showing off a table full of confiscated guns, and trotting out statistics comparing Chicago to New York.
Move To Ban Assault Weapons Stalls In State SenateAn Illinois Senate vote to ban semi-automatic assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips has been delayed, because supporters have yet to line up enough votes to pass the two measures.
Ill. Senate Committee OKs Bans On Assault Weapons, High-Capacity ClipsAn Illinois Senate committee, in a party-line vote, has approved restrictions on semiautomatic assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.
Local Groups Call For Assault Rifle BanThe Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, the Chicago Clergy Coalition and gun violence victims have collected 30,000 petitions from Illinois citizens calling on the state and lawmakers to pass an assault weapons ban.
Emanuel Blasts NRA School Safety Plan As 'Outrageous And Unsettling'Mayor Rahm Emanuel blasted the NRA’s suggestion that school shootings can be prevented by placing an armed security officer at every school building across the United States.
Coalition Of Mayors Calls For Stricter Gun Control LawsSpurred by the Newtown school shooting massacre, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was leading a coalition of Chicago area mayors in a renewed drive for stronger gun control laws.
Mayor Calls For Assault Weapons Ban, McCarthy Suggests Review Of School Security PlansIn the wake of the school shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn., Mayor Rahm Emanuel made his strongest call yet for an assault weapons ban on Monday, while police Supt. Garry McCarthy also suggested having top police brass help review security measures in place at the city’s public schools.