Local Gun Control Advocates Praise President Obama's Executive Orders, But Oppenents Say They Won't Stop Criminals Local gun control advocates are applauding President Barack Obama’s executive orders to expand background checks for firearm sales at gun shows and other measures, but opponents say it won't stop criminals from getting guns.
Obama Unveils Presidential Plan To Cut Gun ViolencePresident Barack Obama unveiled an array of measures on Tuesday tightening control and enforcement of firearms in the U.S., using his presidential powers in the absence of legal changes he implored Congress to pass.
Emanuel Says Gun Buyback Program Prepared For Scammers Mayor Rahm Emanuel says officials are ready for activists who want to thwart the city's gun buyback program, reports WBBM's Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Justices Mull Appeal Of Chicago Suburb's Assault Weapons BanThe Supreme Court has so far resisted elaborating on two landmark decisions that established a nationwide right to defend one's home with a gun.
McCarthy Says Too Many Arrested For Illegal Gun Possession Are "Immediately Back Out On The Street”Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says he thinks police are "doing a pretty good job" getting guns off the streets, but he says prosecutors and judges have to be held accountable when so many people arrested are ending up back on the street.
State Rep. Calls For Liability Insurance Requirement For Gun OwnersThe church slaughter committed by a young man with a gun in Charleston is the reason behind a plan for a new type of gun legislation here in Illinois, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
Pro, Anti-Gun Advocates Rally Outside Riverdale Gun ShopThere was a protest and a counter-protest today outside a Riverdale gun shop that’s been the focus of anti-gun violence protesters for years.
Gun Advocates Call For Lifting Ban On Silencers In Illinoisun enthusiasts are hoping law makers will pull the trigger and lift the ban on silencers. Our neighbors to the east and west allow silencers. In this Original Report, Dorothy Tucker went to Northwest Indiana to find out why.
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.
Durbin, Oberweis Clash Over Gun Control, Taxes In Meeting WIth Tribune Editorial Board Democratic U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and his Republican challenger Jim Oberweis verbally tangled over subjects ranging from gun violence and immigration to ethics in a meeting before the Tribune Editorial Board.
Pro, Anti-Gun Protestors Rally Outside Suburban Gun ShopAbout 200 protestors and counter-protestors were outside Chuck’s Guns in south suburban Riverdale Saturday morning.
Former White House Press Secretary, Gun Control Advocate Jim Brady Dies James Brady, the affable, witty press secretary who survived a devastating head wound in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan and undertook a personal crusade for gun control, died Monday. He was 73.