Category Archives: CHICAGO

The Utterly Predictable Results Of Gun Control

The Chicago Tribune paints an appalling picture of Chicago, where the criminals and gang bangers have guns, and the the law abiding do not. Cursed with both Illinois Firearms Owners Identification gun owners registration scheme underlying “made man” Frank Roti’s … Continue reading

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Today's Chicago Range Ruling

For those interested in the Court of Appeals ruling on Chicago’s ban of firing ranges, the full ruling is here. (pdf) The ruling is 57 pages long, a bit long for posting in toto here. However, since the subject is … Continue reading

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Emanuel Passes One And Loses One

The City of Chicago has lost the Second Amendment Foundation’s lawsuit – but passed an extremely restrictive ordinance allowing ranges today. The Chicago Sun Times has the most complete story so far, but without word that the U.S. Court of … Continue reading

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Alderman Panel Ok's Chicago Shooting Ranges

The Tribune reports a panel of Chicago Aldermen has approved Mayor Emanuel’s plan to allow firing ranges inside Chicago city limits. That is fast work. Emanuel introduced the proposal and a group of Aldermen approved it on the same day. … Continue reading

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Why Does Chicago Have Fewer Murders?

Some came by searching for “why does Chicago have fewer murders.” While the US as a whole has far fewer shootings and fewer murders, Chi has fewer incidents of murder and manslaughter than say, 1980, when the City reported 876; … Continue reading

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Progress In Illinois

Governor Pat Quinn has signed a law keeping the names and other information on Firearms Holders Identification permit holders private. That measure became necessary when the Associated Press asked the Illinois State Police for the names and addresses. When the … Continue reading

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Gun Ranges In Chicago?

The Chicago Sun Times reports Mayor Rahm Emanuel will suggest allowing shooting ranges in Chicago. That would really be like old times. Briefly quoting the Sun Times item linked above: “Mayor Rahm Emanuel will introduce an ordinance next week to … Continue reading

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Chicago's Police Superintendent Faces Federal Investigation

The Department of Justice is investigating Chicago’s new too cop, anti-gun activist Garry McCarthy. From the media, it appears the Newark PD has a lot of old problems, and McCarthy did nothing to clean up the department. Here is a … Continue reading

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Chi's Garry McCarthy Spouts Nonsense

Chicago’s new top cop, Garry McCarthy, proves the point of the old maxim; “You can keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool, or open it and remove all doubt.” McCarthy removed all doubt when he told parishioners at … Continue reading

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Chicago Murders 1980's

Someone came by searching for “chicago murders 1980s.” Well, to extend that a bit, in 1970 the count for “Metro Chicago” was 899, and the rate 12.3. Almost all of the homicides were in Chicago proper, but the FBI did … Continue reading

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