| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Dan Millen remembers Darion Marcus Aguilar walking into his Rockville gun shop with an air of confidence and a wad of cash. Aguilar wanted a shotgun, which he said he planned to keep in his home for protection.
Aguilar's dress was nondescript, Millen...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 5:42 PM
A Facebook picture of a 6-month-old smiling with a rifle resting across her lap has gone viral — prompting furious debate over seemingly everything from parents' rights to gun rights to the right to post the image online.
Here's the story behind...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:11 PM
A gun ad that was specifically designed to fit the rules that would allow it to air during Super Bowl XLVIII in February is being rejected by the NFL — and some people are crying foul.
No, it's not one of those video game ads full of guns and...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 7:06 PM
SANFORD, Fla. — George Zimmerman was acquitted on Saturday of all charges in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager who was slain last year in a confrontation that touched off a national debate about race and guns.
The jury of...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Law enforcement officials are investigating after a Lombard police officer fired a handgun while responding to a harassment complaint during the early morning hours on Friday.
Lombard Police officers responded to the harassment complaint at a home in...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 3:15 PM
A new study by a coalition of gun-control groups, including Mayors Against Illegal Guns, found that in states that have implemented "stand your ground" laws, the number of justifiable homicides has skyrocketed.
The rate is up 53 percent in 22 states,...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 7:13 PM
Bail was set at $1 million today for Dorian M. Yamini, one of three south suburban men accused of kidnapping and robbing a Frankfort-area woman at gunpoint in March.
Yamini, 21, of the 4600 block of Clarendon Avenue in Richton Park, was transferred to...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 12:29 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court decided Thursday that a San Diego restriction on carrying concealed guns in public for self defense infringes on citizens' 2nd Amendment rights.
In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:16 PM
The key witness in the region’s first-ever televised trial also will face cameras during his sentencing hearing next week, a DuPage County judge ruled today.
Judge Daniel Guerin agreed to allow a photographer and video camera at Monday’s...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:19 PM
It was guns galore at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Orlando international airports, as both cracked the nation's top 10 for intercepted firearms in 2013.
Orlando International was eighth in the nation and first in Florida with 47 guns caught. The...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Sunrise Mayor Mike Ryan wanted to know whether he and his fellow commissioners can ban backyard gun ranges in their city without running afoul of state law.
The answer came this week in a two-page letter that refers to previous Attorney General opinions...