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Gun Control

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  • Mayor, law enforcement meet privately with residents and community leaders over violence

    Mayor, law enforcement meet privately with residents and community leaders over violence
    On the heels of another bloody weekend in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and top local and federal law enforcement officials met privately Monday with about 40 community leaders on what needs to be done to reduce the violence. Participants later said...
  • Guns are not the problem

    I find myself increasingly annoyed about many so-called "common sense" measures to reduce gun violence. The latest mention, in Saturday’s Tribune in a story by political reporter Rick Pearson, notes how Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and others are...
  • Foley Follows Career Twists And Turns Toward Governor's Office

     Foley Follows Career Twists And Turns Toward Governor's Office
    Tom Foley never thought he would simultaneously have one son in Harvard and two toddlers in diapers. His life has taken multiple twists and turns that he would not have predicted, including becoming a father again later in life. Those twists also...
  • Rekha Basu: Honor James Brady by taking real action on gun violence

    Some of the most powerful lessons about what is good for a nation begin with one person's tragedy. But too often, they're not implemented until more people are martyred to the cause. When he went to work as Ronald Reagan's press secretary in 1981,...
  • Concealed carry is nothing to worry about

     Concealed carry is nothing to worry about
    Gun control advocates are learning the downside of getting their way. Recently, a federal judge struck down the District of Columbia's ban on the carrying of concealed handguns. Anti-gun forces have been losing in legislatures for a long time. Now they...
  • No bail for 15-year-old charged with killing another teen

    No bail for 15-year-old charged with killing another teen
    A 16-year-old Gage Park High school student was sitting next to his bedroom window watching TV when a 15-year-old opened fire from the street outside, striking him in the neck and killing him, prosecutors said today. Rasaan Price, who recently...
  • Enforce existing gun laws

    The cycle of of gun violence in Chicago continues to accelerate and is claiming more and more young innocent victims. Reading about these incidents in the Tribune often includes updates on the apprehension of suspects in these shootings. Recently I've...
  • Docs vs Glocks controversy

    One question needs to be asked: Is there anyone among us who can truthfully say it's OK for the family doctor to interrogate a child regarding gun control? "Just tell me if daddy owns a gun and I'll give you medicine to make you feel better." Really?...
  • James Brady, former White House press secretary, dead at 73

    James Brady, former White House press secretary, dead at 73
    James Brady, a former presidential press secretary critically wounded in the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, has died, a spokeswoman told Reuters on Monday. He was 73. "We are heartbroken to share the news that our beloved Jim 'Bear'...
  • When fate points a finger: The Jim Brady story

    Many years ago, when I was in college, a professor told me that some people chose to change the world while others were chosen by the world to change it. James Brady fit the second category. Brady, who died Monday at the age of 73, didn't set out to...
  • Walker Running For Lieutenant Governor To 'Save The State'

     Walker Running For Lieutenant Governor To 'Save The State'
    BRIDGEPORT — David M. Walker is an accountant who has run three federal government agencies and two not-for-profits and spent 20 years in the private sector. He is now seeking a job in Hartford that has no constitutional authority except presiding...