In a victory for the Second Amendment and the citizens of Illinois, the state’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled that two taxes Cook County had devised are unconstitutional.
Many are asking: Now what for the U.S. Supreme Court and the Second Amendment?
The Windy City is seeing an increase in FOID applications among different populations.
Gun control advocates often say if their proposals save one life, it justifies them. So why doesn't saving one life matter when a citizen with a gun saves a life?
Sheriff Tom Dart of Cook County, Ill., (the jurisdiction that includes Chicago) is frustrated at the number of violent offenders who are caught illegally using firearms and quickly released. In order to do what he can to keep the worst bad guys off the streets, Dart will have his office begin notifying local police when suspects are released after paying high-dollar bails.
At a conference hosted by the City Club of Chicago on Tuesday, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart addressed the high level of violence in the Windy City.
Cook County, Ill., State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez wrote an opinion piece in the Chicago Tribune Friday warning that “the most menacing felony offenders who are shooting up the streets of Chicago killing innocent men, women and children are spending fewer and fewer days behind bars for their violent and repeat felony gun offenses.”