| May 14, 2014
| 5:18 PM
Chicago was in the midst of one of its most violent years in recent history in March 2012 when David Lewisbey bought six handguns from an Indiana gun show dealer and brought them back to Chicago to sell on the street.
Less than two months later, federal...
| May 26, 2014
| 7:14 PM
California legislators have spent much of the last two decades strengthening the state's gun laws, but last weekend's multiple killings in Isla Vista, Calif., by a young man previously identified by family to police as being a potential danger prove there...
| May 27, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Chicago could require gun dealers to videotape sales and ban gun stores near schools and parks under Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest attempt to heavily regulate firearms sales following a federal court ruling that tossed out the city’s outright...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:14 PM
A UC Santa Barbara student was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of accidentally discharging his firearm, causing a round to enter a nearby apartment and narrowly miss a resident, sheriff's officials said.
The student, 21-year-old Kevin Tym, admitted to...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:03 PM
Long before she became the lead plaintiff in a concealed carry lawsuit against Illinois, Mary Shepard had fallen in love with guns.
It was 2007 when Shepard stumbled upon a story about women and guns in the local newspaper. What piqued her interest,...
| 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 24, 2014
| 2:46 PM
The National Rifle Assn. is preparing to kick off its annual convention Friday in Indianapolis, where it will mix politics with advocacy for 2nd Amendment issues, including one of its longtime goals: a national reciprocity law that would allow gun...
| 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
| 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 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 28, 2014
| 1:39 PM
In a post Tuesday, I listed the mass shootings since January 2013 in which at least three people were killed. It’s an agonizingly, depressingly long list, and I cited it as the prime reason we need meaningful gun control. The post received the usual...