Opinion: Who Cares If Murders Are Up, It's Not Like It's Affecting Your Neighborhood?Violence is up, let's blame the guns... I guess? Anyone else tired of the city's favorite scapegoat?
Chicago's Gun Problem -- There Are Too ManyDespite comparable resources to other big city's, Chicago's violence continues to outpace the likes of New York and Los Angeles -- why?
Illinois Ranks Low In List Comparing Gun Laws, Gun Ownership And Gun Deaths By StateWith Chicago's hyperbolic reputation when it comes to gun violence, data like this can be perplexing. If this data is right though, Illinois ranks rather low when it comes to gun deaths when compared to other states.
McCarthy: Lax Gun Laws To Blame For ViolenceOn the heels of a weekend that saw at least 37 people shot in Chicago – four of them fatally – Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said “lax state and federal gun laws” leave officers "running on a hamster wheel" in efforts to reduce gun violence.
McCarthy: Stricter Penalties For Gun Crimes Would Prevent ShootingsJust this year, Chicago Police have seized 5,856 illegal firearms. Superintendent Garry McCarthy says that goes to show the challenge illegal guns pose to police and communities.
Man Charged In Park Shooting Could Have Been in Prison Superintendent McCarthy has claimed that the assault on the park never would have happened if Illinois had tougher gun laws. If suspect Bryon Champ was in jail, he wouldn't have been involved in the shooting which triggered the revenge attack.
Supt. McCarthy Responds To Criticism Of Chicago Police TacticsChicago’s top cop seems to bristle at former New York Governor Pataki’s suggestion that Chicago’s Police tactics deserve more attention than New York, where a “stop and frisk” procedure’s been struck down, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
McCarthy: Tougher Gun Laws Would Save LivesStanding before some of the more than 4,000 guns seized by Chicago Police this year, Superintendent Garry McCarthy outlined four cases where men picked up for unlawful use of a weapon later became victims.
Waukegan Rejects Assault Weapons BanFacing a state-mandated deadline for communities to adopt firearm regulations prior to the implementation of Illinois’ new concealed-carry law, the council voted to follow overall state statute on firearms and not enact any extra measures.
As Concealed-Carry Deadline Looms, What Is Best Approach?The top cops for Chicago and Cook County are working to get guns off the streets, but a pro NRA group wants to put them back in the hands of people living in Chicago.
Group Wants To Give Out Free Shotguns In ChicagoIf a group at the National Rifle Association convention gets it way, free shotguns will be handed out in Chicago.
McCarthy: Nearly 1,100 Guns Seized So Far This YearPolice Supt. Garry McCarthy has started having gun seizure news conferences on a regular basis; and he says he will continue to until laws change to require that the loss, theft or transfer of a gun is reported.