Alderman, NRA Activist Spar Over Measure To Ban Assault Weapons 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.
Mayor Seeks Big Fines For Gun Offenses Near SchoolsMayor Rahm Emanuel hopes to keep gunslingers away from public schools, buses and Safe Passage Program routes by creating a city ordinance with stiff fines for weapon offenses.
Illinois Swamped By Surge In Firearm Owner ApplicationsIllinois State Police say they're trying to deal with a huge backlog of applications for Firearms Owner Identification cards.
Ill. Senate Committee OKs Bans On Assault Weapons, High-Capacity ClipsAn Illinois Senate committee, in a party-line vote, has approved restrictions on semiautomatic assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.
Court Ruling On Concealed Carry Ban Sets Stage For FightBackers of Illinois' ban on concealed weapons vowed Wednesday to fight for continued controls on gun possession, a day after a federal appeals court struck down the nation's last such prohibition as unconstitutional and ordered the state to craft a law allowing it.
NRA: Keep Person-To-Person Gun Sales PrivateThe National Rifle Association wants to keep private gun sales private, and has come out against a measure to require federally-licensed gun dealerships to administer private transactions.
Gun Rights Proponents: Chicagoans Want Concealed CarryProponents of efforts to enact concealed carry laws in Illinois have released the results of a survey they say proves the issue isn’t as geographically divided as it seems.