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Mayor Rahm Emanuel attends a panel discussion on gun violence at the University of Chicago on Jan. 15, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Speaks At Panel Discussion On Gun Violence

He was shot at a gas station, tried to drive to the hospital, and died. As a murder victim’s family was demanding stronger gun laws in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was pushing for stricter gun control nationwide.

CBS 2–01/15/2013

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (Credit: CBS)

Preckwinkle To Introduce Stricter Gun Regulations

Gun owners in Chicago and suburban Cook County may have new incentives for keeping better track of their weapons.

01/12/2013

Garry McCarthy on the CBS 2 Morning News, Wednesday, Dec. 5. (CBS)

Supt. McCarthy, Jackson Sr. Take Part In Gun Debate

Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy took part in a spirited debate over gun violence this morning on the city’s South Side.

01/12/2013

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Mayor Plans New Firearm Ordinance; Durbin Meets With Top Cops On Gun Control

The mayor said, at the next City Council meeting on Jan. 17, he’ll introduce a new gun control ordinance, though he wouldn’t provide details.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2013

Derrick Blakely visits a gun show in Crystal Lake. (Credit: CBS)

Local Gun Show Camera Shy

CBS 2 visited a gun show at the Crystal Lake Holiday Inn.

12/23/2012

A customer purchases an AK-47 style rifle for about $1200 at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on December 17, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Coalition Of Mayors Calls For Stricter Gun Control Laws

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.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2012

President Barack Obama announces that he is making an administration-wide effort to solve gun violence and has tapped Vice President Joseph Biden to lead the effort in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Obama’s Call For New Gun Control Will Have Plenty Of Backing In Chicago

President Barack Obama on Wednesday pledged to move quickly on tightening gun control laws. He formed a task force to give him recommendations within a month.

CBS 2–12/19/2012

Sandy Hook Elementary School

Opinion: Gun Reform

In the wake of the tragedy in Connecticut, it is clear that this nation needs to reform its gun laws and a number of other needs now.

12/19/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: New Gun Control Debate Is Encouraging

In the great debate about guns, there are some unexpected things happening in the wake of the horrific shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

12/18/2012

The Century 16 movie theatre is seen where a gunman opened fire on movie goers during an early morning screening of the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises" July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. Twelve people were killed and more than 50 others injured. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)

Quigley: It’s Time For Congress To Debate Gun Control

With the Colorodo movie theater shooting massacre still fresh on the minds of the public and elected officials, U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) was urging lawmakers on Tuesday to have a serious discussion about possible new gun control laws.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Seeks Prayers For Bereaved, Gun Control After Colorado Movie Massacre

Gov. Pat Quinn is seeking prayers for the bereaved in the Colorado movie massacre, and gun control legislation, which he hopes might alleviate some of the violence in the U.S.

WBBM Newsradio–07/24/2012

A girl leaves flowers at a memorial near theater where 12 people were killed July 20, 2012 in Aurora. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Theater Shootings: A Politicized American Tragedy

Persons who only make our nation’s bad times worse by spewing ill-timed hate and prejudice ought to keep their microphones turned off.

07/23/2012

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Mayor Seeks To Tweak Gun Ordinance In Wake Of Court Ruling

Updated 06/25/12 – 1:46 p.m. CHICAGO (CBS) – Mayor Rahm Emanuel will seek to revise the city’s gun control ordinance, after a federal judge ruled part of the 2010 law is unconstitutional. The mayor said […]

06/25/2012

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Gun Sales Skyrocketing In Indiana

Gun sales are up in Indiana, to the point where some stores are running short on both ammunition and weapons.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2012

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Gun Restriction Bills Fail In Springfield

A couple of bills to further control the movement of guns in Illinois have failed to pass the state House.

CBS Chicago–04/14/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley

Daley Back In Town, Talks Gun Control

Mayor Richard M. Daley is back in town and on his regular public schedule, for the first time Chicago elected Rahm Emanuel as his replacement.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley

Daley Pushes Again For ‘Common Sense’ Gun Laws

In what could be his last major news conference on the subject, Mayor Richard M. Daley made a strong push for passage of what he’s long called “common sense” gun laws.

WBBM Newsradio–02/14/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley

Daley: Gun Laws Needed After Arizona Rampage

Mayor Richard M. Daley said Monday that the nation needs tougher gun laws to prevent another incident similar to the Arizona shooting rampage.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2011

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