Tag Archive: Chicago

Feb 28 2014

Illinois Bill Proposes Firearm Registration

Meet HB4715, a new bill proposed in Illinois. It is sponsored by Representative Kelly M. Cassidy (D – Chicago), and it’s all about registration. Cassidy introduced the bill on February 5th, and it immediately was passed to the state’s Rules Committee, where there is a 3-2 majority for Democrats. The law would require all gun …

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Feb 25 2014

Chicago Boy Throws Snowball, Gets Felony

An unnamed 13-year-old Chicago boy has been charged with a felony for allegedly throwing a snowball at a police officer. The boy maintains that he is innocent, and that another child threw the snow at the parked car, not the officer. The boy was one of a group of 15 children walking home from school …

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Feb 19 2014

11-Year-Old Suspended for Turning in Broken Toy Gun

Overzealous Zero Tolerance policies continue to sweep across the nation, with gun-crime champion Chicago committing the most recent and ridiculous display. The Rutherford Institute has come to the defense of an 11-year-old boy who turned in a broken, non-firing toy gun to school officials. He had forgotten that the toy was in his jacket pocket. …

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Jan 06 2014

Chicago Gun Ban Declared Unconstitutional

U.S. District Court Judge Edmond E. Chang wrote in a 35-page opinion that Chicago’s 2010 ordinance banning gun sales in city limits is unconstitutional. The ban “goes too far in outright banning legal buyers and legal dealers from engaging in lawful acquisitions and lawful sales of firearms,” he wrote. The ruling came in a lawsuit …

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