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Chicago Gun Ban Ruled Unconstitutional By Federal Judge

Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

A federal judge has ruled that Chicago's ban on the sale of handguns is unconstitutional, Bloomberg reported Monday. U.S. District Court Judge Edmo...

Rahm Aims To Tighten Gun Restrictions Anew After Court Setback

Posted 06.25.2012 | Chicago

Days after U.S. District Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan ruled that a section of Chicago's gun ordinance unjustly denied residents with prior misdemeanors ...

Responding To Lawsuit, Chicago Could Allow Gun Ranges

Posted 09.04.2011 | Chicago

Just over a year ago, handguns were outlawed within the Chicago city limits. Now, under a proposal from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the city could soon be hom...

Was Heller a Hollow Victory For the Gun Lobby?

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

The Supreme Court's ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller has largely resulted in a reaffirmation of the constitutionality of laws to restrict access to firearms. For the "gun rights" forces, it has been three long years of frustration.

Chicago Not Up To Speed On New Gun Law

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley railed against the U.S. Supreme Court last summer because he feared the court would find Chicago's handgun ban unconstitut...

Mayor Daley: America Is A 'Killing Machine' Because Of Gun Access

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley has been a very vocal supporter of strict gun control over the years. Handguns were outright banned in Chicago from 198...

Who Really Benefits From Chicago's New Gun Ordinance? Mayor Daley

Chicago Reader | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Monday, June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Chicago's 28-year-old handgun ban unconstitutional. Over the next four days, Mayor Daley muscled the ...

Conservative Blogger Found GUILTY: Posted Death Threats To Judges Over Gun Ban

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Conservative shock jock and blogger Hal Turner was convicted Friday for making death threats against federal appeals court judges in Illinois. A Ne...

Chicago's New Gun Ordinance Takes Effect Today

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Starting today, Chicagoans can legally keep handguns in their homes. Following a Supreme Court decision that rendered the city's handgun ban illegal...

Chicago Violence Shows No Sign Of Slowing Down In July: More Than 220 Murders Since January

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Wednesday, Chicago police officer Thor Soderberg was killed with his own weapon on the South Side. Soderberg, 43, was a police academy instructor...

In Chicago, Some Worried, Others Excited About Gun Ban Reversal

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Supreme Court's Monday ruling invalidated Chicago's 28-year-old ban on handguns for all practical purposes, and while people like South Side grand...

Legislature Backs Daley's Effort To Crack Down On Gun Violence

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley's gun control proposals are frequently shot down by the General Assembly, but he won a rare victory Wednesday. The Illinois Senate unan...

At Least 29 Shot, 3 Dead In Chicago Weekend Shootings, Gun Ban On Its Way Out

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Monday, the Supreme Court upheld a challenge to Chicago's 28-year-old handgun ban, which ultimately signals the end of the ban on handguns in Chica...

At Least 27 People Shot Over Memorial Day Weekend In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

At least 27 people were shot, two fatally, over the long weekend in Chicago, and police are blaming gang violence for more than half of the incidents....

WATCH: Daley Regrets 'Up Your Butt' Gun Remark

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley's strange and colorful response to a reporter's question about Chicago's handgun ban on Thursday drew national attention. Probably because...

Mayor Daley Jokingly Threatens To Shoot Reporter To Prove Effectiveness Of City's Gun Ban

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Richard M. Daley, the longtime Chicago mayor, held a press conference Thursday in which he discussed, among other things, the fate of the city's contr...

Mayor Daley Rips Supreme Court Over Gun Ban Stance

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With many people predicting that the Supreme Court will overturn Chicago's ban on handguns following arguments heard Tuesday, Mayor Daley expressed ou...

Chicago Handgun Ban: Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In McDonald v. Chicago Today

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

**HuffPost Chicago has a reporter covering this case in Washington. Check back for updates as arguments begin.** Chicago's longstanding ban on handgu...

Supreme Court: Second Amendment Case, McDonald v. City Of Chicago, To Be Heard This Week

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Supreme Court will hear the oral arguments in the case of McDonald v. City of Chicago on Tuesday. Their ruling will have implications for the futu...

More Women Buying Handguns Despite City Ban

CBS2 | Pamela Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Local gun shop owners say they're seeing an increase in the number of women shoppers right now....

Chicago's Handgun Ban Has Little To Do With Gun Violence

Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tim Taliaferro

The justices may want to keep this in mind as they weigh Chicago's handgun ban. If illegal handguns are being bought legally, then what really is the ban accomplishing?

Chicago Handgun Ban Survives First Challenge

Chicago Tribune | Carlos Sadovi and Hal Dardick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago won round one in its defense of the city's handgun ban, but Mayor Richard Daley said today he's looking at less sweeping gun control measures ...