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Gun Control Chicago

New $25 'Violence Tax' On Guns Goes Into Effect

Posted 04.01.2013 | Chicago

This is no April Fools prank: Monday marks the first day Cook County's newest gun tax is in effect, tacking an extra $25 on each new firearm purchase....

Bloomberg-Backed Super PAC Goes On Offense Against Pro-Gun Illinois Candidate

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

A super PAC backed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is going on offense against a Democratic Illinois special election candidate over her A+ r...

Mayor To NRA: 'Get On Board Or Get Out Of The Way'

Posted 12.21.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired harsh words at the National Rifle Association Friday, blasting a statement by the country's largest gun rights lobb...

Janell Ross

Gun Control Slowly Emerges As Defining Issue in Chicago Congressional Race | Janell Ross | Posted 12.21.2012 | Black Voices

On Saturday, just one day after a gunman invaded a small-town Connecticut school, the 16 candidates vying to replace Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and...

John Rudolf

Court Strikes Down Nation's Last Standing Concealed Carry Ban | John Rudolf | Posted 12.11.2012 | Chicago

Gun-rights advocates claimed a major victory on Tuesday when a federal appeals court in Illinois struck down the state's ban on carrying concealed fir...

Voters Want A Shot At Conceal And Carry In Illinois

Posted 11.04.2012 | Chicago

Illinois is the only state in the U.S. to have an all-out ban on concealed weapons, but voters in nine, mostly rural, counties hope to see that change...