Chicago Crime Rate Goes Down After Illinois Gun Bill Passed…Coincidence?

The police department is claiming that the reason crime has gone down since their gun bill was passed is simple. It’s that they’ve been doing great police work in getting guns off the streets and out of the wrong hands. But is that really all there is to it? Here’s The Blaze: Robberies are down 20 percent this year, according to Chicago Police Department statistics. Burglaries are also down 20 percent, while motor vehicle thefts are down 26 percent. Chicago Police Department Superintendent Read more […]

Illinois Enacts Concealed Carry Law; Chicago Sees Drop in Crime

Until last year, Illinois was the only state to ban concealed carry. A U.S. Appeals Court struck down their ban as unconstitutional and required that the state enact a concealed carry law. Last summer in July, lawmakers came up with such a law, albeit a very restrictive one: The law as approved by the Legislature permits anyone with a Firearm Owner’s Identification card who has passed a background check and undergone gun-safety training of 16 hours — longest of any state — to obtain a concealed-carry Read more […]