Gov. 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.
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.
As 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.
Police arresting a West Side man for threatening his girlfriend with a gun Saturday night discovered assault weapons and drugs at his home.
Police 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.
An 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.
An Illinois Senate committee, in a party-line vote, has approved restrictions on semiautomatic assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.
The 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.
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.
Spurred 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.
In 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.
Calling it a “very important public safety measure for our state,” Gov. Pat Quinn is proposing a ban on assault weapons in Illinois.
The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that a challenge to the Cook County assault weapons ban may proceed, reversing a lower court decision.