Tag: Illinois

Chicago Police Superintendent Pushes for Longer Prisons Times for Gun Felons

Chicago Police Superintendent Pushes for Longer Prisons Times for Gun Felons

He wants to keep them off the street.

NBC Chicago published an article about Chicago's top cop, Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who testified before a House committee last week to lobby for longer sentences for gun crimes. Supt. Johnson lobbied for a stronger gun sentencing bill, SB 1722. The bill has passed the Chicago Senate and…
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Elgin, Ill. Didn’t Want Gun Training Facility For Women

It's too close to a building that has programs for kids?

We were shocked and surprised when we heard about this case in Elgin, Illinois, in which a gun training facility oriented toward women was initially vetoed by the City Council. Originally, the Elgin City Council voted 4-4 to turn down the request to open the…
A welcome sign at the Illinois state line

Why Is Everyone Boycotting Springfield Armory?

Confusion about their recent decision.

Update: We wrote this post on May 3 and after we got this ready to post on May 4 (this morning), we got an email at 7pm May 3 from Springfield Armory. Interesting to see how their messaging has totally changed from a week ago.…
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Illinois Gun Dealer Licensing Act Fails to Pass

Proposal would have increased requirements for gun shop owners

Illinois House Bill 1016 originally introduced as an environmental bill in February of 2015, was amended to the “Gun Dealer Licensing Act” with the intention of making the process of buying a firearm in the state more difficult. That bill failed to pass, coming up short…
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Illinois Firearm Group Says New Domestic Violence Bill Unfairly Targets Gun Owners

The proposed bill may disarm thousands

A new state bill is suspected to be the work of gun control extremists lurking in the shadows. The Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) has released a statement chiding the proposed HB3160 (The Lethal Violence Order of Protection Act) that the Illinois General Assembly is pondering. The ISRA…