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Assault Weapons Bans

It's the Guns, Stupid!

Michael J. Tansey | Posted 03.23.2013 | Crime
Michael J. Tansey

Although we should applaud the president's and vice president's intention to throw the kitchen sink at gun violence, there is a real danger in a lack of laser focus on sweeping bans of all assault weaponry.

Officer On Holmes Post-Shooting: 'He Just Looked At Me And Smiled, It Was A Smirk'

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2013 | Denver

* Former student charged with killing 12 during Batman film * Prosecutors outline evidence against accused gunman * Poli...

Holmes Hearing Offers Glimpse Into The Horror Of The Aurora Shooting

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2013 | Denver

* Former student charged with killing 12 during Batman film * Prosecutors outline evidence against accused gunman * Offi...

Proposed Assault Weapons Ban Fails, Again, In Illinois

Posted 01.07.2013 | Chicago

Legislation that would have limited military-style assault weapons in Illinois was pulled from consideration Sunday after its sponsors admitted that t...

Gun Sales Surge, But Fewer Excited Gun-Buyers In Colo., Conn.

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 03.09.2013 | Denver

WASHINGTON -- People who lived in the two states that saw the most deadly U.S. mass shootings in 2012 were less enthusiastic about buying new guns at ...

State Assault Weapons Ban Clears Committee Vote

Belleville News-Democrat | Brian Brueggemann | Posted 03.05.2013 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois senators returned to the Capitol on Wednesday with plans to vote on legalizing gay marriage and banning certain types of guns,...

Our Nation Grieves. What Now?

Pearl Korn | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Pearl Korn

On Sunday night, our president addressed the nation from the auditorium of Newtown High School. He was speaking as the so-called "comforter-in-chief," but it was also clear that he was speaking as a father of two young daughters.

The 24-Hour American Massacre: From Newtown to Chicago

Russell Simmons | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics
Russell Simmons

As a father of two beautiful girls, I cannot begin to understand the loss that so many feel in that small Connecticut town. This nation needs healing not just in Newtown, but in every small town, big city and all 50 states that have been affected by senseless gun violence for decades.

Gov. Quinn Proposes Statewide Assault Weapons Ban

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 09.30.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Illinois could ban assault weapons under a plan proposed Tuesday by Gov. Pat Quinn, but any gun control regulation would have to clear...