Governor Rauner Approves Law To Crack Down On Gun TraffickersGov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to dramatically increase the penalties for those caught illegally transporting guns into Illinois.
Rauner To Sign Bill To Punish Trafficking Guns Into IllinoisUnder the new law, a first conviction of trafficking guns will carry a sentence of four to 20 years in prison. A subsequent offense will be punishable by up to 30 years.
Feds Charge 14 In Chicago Area Gun Trafficking CaseOfficials at the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives said the arrests were the culmination of a crime-fighting strategy called the "Chicago Initiative,” involving a combination of federal agents and local police targeting the illegal gun trade.
South Holland Man Gets Nearly 17 Years For Illegal Gun DealsDavid “Big Dave” Lewisbey , 24, of South Holland was sentenced to 200 months in prison Wednesday for illegally trafficking hundreds of guns from Indiana to Chicago.
Defendant Denies Selling Guns To Gangs: Trust Me, I’m A Drug DealerDavid "Big Dave" Lewisbey isn’t facing drug charges, though — he’s accused of making a small fortune by illegally supplying the guns that fuel Chicago’s deadly gang violence.
Durbin Calls For Crackdown On Gun TraffickersAfter a violent weekend in Chicago, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is introducing a new bill that would put gun traffickers in the cross-hairs.
Durbin Confident In Chances For 'Straw Purchasing' Gun Trafficker LawA day after a gun trafficking law named after slain Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton made its way to the Senate floor, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said he believes it has the best chance of becoming law out of all the gun control proposals being considered on Capitol Hill.
Man Accused Of Supplying Illegal Trafficker With Firearms From Gun ShowsFederal prosecutors said David Lewisbey supplied Englewood gun trafficker Levaine Tanksley with most of the 43 guns Tanksley allegedly sold to a federal informant in April.
Indiana Cops Admit To Buying Automatic Guns IllegitimatelyTwo former Lake County, Ind., Sheriff's officers appeared in federal court in Hammond Tuesday, pleading guilty to gun trafficking and tax evasion charges.
Nine Arrested After 18-Month Gang InvestigationPolice and federal agents credit an informant with providing the information that led to the arrest of nine people early Tuesday on charges of illegally buying and supplying guns to members of a west suburban faction of a Chicago-based street gang.