Posts Tagged chicago

Gun Controller Mayor Blames Indiana For Guns In Chicago

From Bearing Arms:

“The fact that you can cross the border, go into Indiana and purchase military-grade weapons at any number with no background check is a terrible thing, not only for a city but look at the devastation that gun violence is wreaking every single day in our community.”

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Chicago Dem Calls For More Gun Permits

From The Truth About Guns:

LaShawn Ford has served as an Illinois State Representative since 2007.  Like his fellow Chicago Democrat General Assembly members, he has been a fairly consistent vote against gun rights since, well, forever.
But he recently appeared on radio station WLS-AM encouraging residents to arm themselves and get their carry licenses.

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Anti-gunner: Make Gun Owners Pay To Exercise Gun Rights

From Newsday:

The ISRA is livid that everyone who applies for a new FOID card or renews one would have to be fingerprinted. The cost of this would be “astronomical, up to $250.” In addition, the ISRA says, applicants would have to pay for their own background check, costing another $100 or more.
But who says that the people who choose to own firearms shouldn’t have to go into their pocketbooks every now and then? Gun owners have no problem shelling out $600 for the latest Smith & Wesson. But if you ask them to pay $10 — the current cost of a FOID card — they go ballistic. They are perfectly satisfied allowing taxpayers who would never own a gun to supplement the administrative costs for their freedom.

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Chicago Gun Club

From Guns.com:

“The goal of the 761st is we want to change the perception of the black gun owner within the black community,” Amoah said and explained the club serves as a meeting place for African Americans to share knowledge about firearms, firearms law, and issues relevant to the community.

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Chicago Judge Acquitted On Firearms Charge

From Guns.com:

A Cook County judge facing a misdemeanor weapons charge was found not guilty after officials couldn’t prove the gun in question actually existed.

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Chicago Man Protects Neighbor’s Home

From CBS Chicago:

A 71-year-old man shot an intruder who was trying to break into his neighbor’s Pill Hill neighborhood home Thursday morning.

Police said a 29-year-old man was trying to break into a house near 87th and Euclid around 10:45 a.m.

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Chicago Man Defends Himself Against Robbers

From Chicago-Sun Times:

The owner of a business shot two men Tuesday night during an attempted armed robbery in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.

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Immigrant Tells Other Immigrants In Chicago To Get Armed

From Al Jazeera:

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Court Strikes Down Gun Range Regulations

From Reason.com:

On Wednesday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit handed Second Amendment advocates a major victory when it struck down multiple gun range regulations imposed by the city of Chicago as unconstitutional infringements on the right to keep and bear arms. The majority opinion in the case, Ezell v. Chicago, was written by Judge Diane Sykes, whose name appears on Donald Trump’s short-list of possible Supreme Court nominees.

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Chicago Mass Murder Stabbing Ignored

From Conservative Tribune:

Five adults and one child were discovered dead inside a Gage Park home on Thursday, all stabbed to death with a knife, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Sadly, this gruesome mass stabbing murder received virtually no national media coverage for one simple reason –the murders were perpetrated with a knife, not a gun.

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SCOTUS Refuses To Hear Chicago Gun Ban Case

From Bloomberg:

A Highland Park resident and the Illinois State Rifle Association challenged the city’s 2013 law. They argued in their appeal that lower courts are engaging in “massive resistance” to the 2008 Supreme Court ruling that said the Constitution protects individual gun rights.

“In the seven years since that opinion was handed down, the lower courts have assiduously worked to sap it of any real meaning,” the appeal argued. “They have upheld severe restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms that would be unthinkable in the context of any other constitutional right.”

 

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Supreme Court May Hear Gun Ban Case

From MSNBC:

If the court agrees to hear the case, it would cast a shadow over similar bans in seven states. But declining to take it up would boost efforts to impose such bans elsewhere, at a time of renewed interest in gun regulation after recent mass shootings.

Gun rights advocates are challenging a 2013 law passed in Highland Park, Illinois, that bans the sale, purchase, or possession of semi-automatic weapons that can hold more than 10 rounds in a single ammunition clip or magazine. In passing the law, city officials cited the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.

 

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“Assault Weapons” Can Be Banned If It Makes People Feel Better

From 7th Circuit Court of Appeals:

…the majority found that “[i]f a ban on semi‐automatic guns and large‐capacity magazines reduces the perceived risk from a mass shooting, and makes the public feel safer as a result, that’s a substantial benefit.”

The judges didn’t judge the case from a legal perspective but from how the public feels about it. They are no longer judges if they simply bow to the whim of the public.

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14 Murders in Chicago Over July 4th Weekend

From Townhall.com:

Gun control in Chicago worked really well over the Independence Day holiday weekend as 82 people were shot and 14 were killed in multiple deadly gang rampages.

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Lowest Murder Rate in Chicago Since 1953

Is it just a coincidence that it comes during the first 3 months of Illinois’s concealed carry law?

From ABC in Chicago:

Chicago’s first-quarter murder total this year hit its lowest number since 1958, police say.

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