| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Since the Sandy Hook tragedy, there have been about two dozen incidents across the United States involving firearms discharged at elementary, middle and high schools.
It's time to get a handle on gun use in schools and a get-tough law passed in Texas,...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:39 AM
The following is compiled from police reports. The Howard County Times includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible.
Old Waterloo Road, 6400 block, 2:51 a.m. Jan. 21. Employees...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:13 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gun maker Smith & Wesson announced Thursday that it would stop selling newly designed semiautomatic pistols in California because of a state law requiring those firearms to imprint a unique, identifying "microstamp" on bullet casings....
| Jan 27, 2014
| 9:52 AM
A scheduled meeting in Glenview about the new statewide concealed carry gun law was canceled after village officials expressed concerns over crowd control.
Rep. Laura Fine (D-Glenview) said she had planned to host a discussion of the law, which went...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 1:53 PM
The merchant of death is dead: Mikhail Kalashnikov passed Monday at 94 in a hospital in Izhevsk, the capital of the Russian republic of Udmurtia.
Of course you know his name; everyone knows his name. It’s as famous a name as Samuel Colt, maker...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 10:34 AM
A man armed with a semi-automatic handgun robbed a FirstMerit Bank branch this morning on the South Side in the city's Back of the Yards neighborhood.
About 9:45 a.m., a man wearing a surgical mask walked into the bank at 1715 W. 47th St., Chicago...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 4:50 PM
A south suburban man accused of shooting two people in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood over the Easter weekend was ordered held Saturday on $300,000 bail.
Prosecutors said Keithrick Childs, 23, was one of two men who walked up to a vehicle and...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 10:28 AM
A 14-year-old girl shot and killed another 14-year-old girl because of an argument over a boy, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said today as murder charges were filed.
The .38-caliber handgun used to kill Endia Martin Monday afternoon had been...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:56 PM
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy has agreed to plead guilty to illegally building an assault rifle, marking the first plea agreement by one of 20 sheriff's officials charged or indicted since December in an ongoing federal investigation of the...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:11 PM
New Lenox is amending its policies to keep abreast of state law changes, retaining the ban on employees using marijuana at work but allowing them to carry concealed weapons in their personal cars.
"We're just complying with the law," Mayor Tim...
| May 2, 2014
| 5:19 AM
Before the 14-year-old girl allegedly fired the shot that killed Endia Martin, the .38-caliber revolver had touched many hands.
A south suburban gun shop known for selling weapons later used in crimes in Chicago. A Hyde Park man whose mother did not...