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Chicago Handgun Ban

Martin O'Malley Pushes For Ban On Assault Weapons

The Baltimore Sun | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

Gov. Martin O'Malley predicted that Maryland will ban assault weapons during the General Assembly session that began Wednesday. ...

Judge Rules Permit Restriction In City Gun Ordinance Unconstitutional

Posted 06.20.2012 | Chicago

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a section of Chicago's gun ordinance that bans residents convicted of using a firearm illegally from obtaining a p...

Gun Shop Concerns Community, But Will Open Soon

Posted 12.01.2011 | Chicago

The owner of a new Oak Park, Ill., gun shop set to open later this month in the Chicago suburb was met with community ire at a meeting held Tuesday. ...

Right-Wing Blogger Gets 33 Months For Threatening Judges

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

NEW YORK — A right-wing New Jersey blogger has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for making death threats against three federal judges in Il...

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 ...

For CPS Students, Graduation Is The Goal, Staying Alive The Prize: 258 Students Shot Last Year

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The bonding moment between Veronica Tinajero and the student she calls Big Sunshine came during one of their first meetings. "Have you e...

Daley Disappointed By Supreme Court Gun Ruling

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says he's disappointed by Monday's Supreme Court decision that Americans have the right to own a gun for s...

Chicago Park District Cancels Gun-Rights Group's Meeting

Chicago Reader | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gerald Vernon says he did everything he should have to obtain a permit to hold a meeting at the Tuley Park field house on the south side. He told 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...

Guns And Chicago: Mayor Daley Is Missing The Point

Chicago Reader | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley wants to make one thing clear: it's my fault that he lost his cool yesterday and offered to sodomize and shoot me for asking a question ab...

Guns in Chicago Homes: Defense or Danger?

Ellen S. Alberding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ellen S. Alberding

In the wake of a Supreme Court ruling , a new gun ordinance took effect Monday that allows Chicagoans to keep guns in their homes. But will having a handgun at home really make families safer?

Both Sides Now w/ Huffington & Matalin: On Guns, Arizona, Tweets & Gaga

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpg This week's discussion covered guns in the "activist" Court, Holder v. Arizona, and Tweet-Gate at CNN & The Washington Post. The only consensus? LeBron and Lady Gaga.

Gun Rights Advocates SUE Mayor Daley, City Of Chicago Over New Handgun Ordinance

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gun rights advocates in Illinois filed a federal lawsuit against Mayor Daley and the City of Chicago Tuesday, claiming the city's gun ordinance--put i...

Daley Lays Out Plan For Strictest Handgun Ordinance In The U.S.

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — With the city's gun ban certain to be overturned, Mayor Richard Daley on Thursday introduced what city officials say is the strictest ...

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...

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...

McDonald Gun Case: More Deaths, Unending Litigation

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Contrary to the claims of the gun lobby, America's cities are not waiting expectantly to exercise this new-found right offered today by the Court. More guns means more gun deaths. It's as simple as that.

Daley Vows To Keep Fighting If SCOTUS Strikes Down Handgun Ban

AP | DON BABWIN and JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — If the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Chicago's handgun ban, the city will likely do what Washington, D.C., did when its own ban was ...

Chicago Violence: Mayor Daley Defends Gun Ban After Span Of Shootings Leaves 10 Dead

AP | SERENA DAI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley defended the city's handgun ban Tuesday after a spate of shootings that left 10 people dead and dozens ...

California Man Accused Of Threatening Mayor Daley Over Gun Comments

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley got some bad press last week after he threatened to sodomize a Chicago Reader reporter with a rifle. The comment was in response to a ques...

Mayor Daley: Annie Get Your Gun?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

The Supreme Court could hold that the Second Amendment right to bear arms applies to the states yet still find Chicago's gun ordinance to pass constitutional muster.

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...

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?

38 States Join Fight Against Chicago Handgun Ban

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nebraska and 37 other states are supporting a challenge to Chicago's ban on handguns....

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....