Cook County, IL: 14-Year-Old Charged With Shooting Two, Freed Without Supervision

Welcome to Cook County, Illinois, where crime often has no meaningful consequences.  Between a State’s Attorney’s Office reluctant to file charges and judges who mollycoddles defendants, Chicagoland has become the modern Wild West. Case in point: a 14-year-old who (reportedly) shot and tried to kill two in a nice uptown neighborhood was released by a […]

Supt. Eddie Johnson: Chicago’s Gun Violence Deserves Attention Given to the Jussie Smollett Drama

He makes a valid point. At a press conference announcing the charge against Smollett of felony disorderly conduct for filing a false police report, Chicago Superintendent Eddie Johnson stated that the families of those affected by gun crimes “deserve” the attention that Smollett’s story has received. “Before I get started on why we’re here, you […]

25-Year-Old Chicago Woman With Concealed Carry License Shoots Assailant Dead at Bus Stop

In spite of the city’s notorious opposition to civilian handgun ownership, some of the most picture-perfect firearm self-defense stories these days come to us from Chicago. Take for example the time a 63-year-old Chicago man kneecapped an attacker who threatened him with a fake gun. This past New Year’s Eve, a 29-year-old Chicago concealed carrier shot […]

Arming Doctors with Data, Suing EA Sports and the Chicago Labor Day Weekend Body Count Mounts — TTAG Daily Digest

Can Arming Doctors with Data Help Reduce Gun Violence? Trying to fight gun violence with data – and anti-gun rights doctors… Dr. Winslow, a professor of medicine at Stanford University who deployed six times to Iraq and Afghanistan with the Air National Guard, offered his thoughts on the military’s discharge system. The retired colonel then […]

Chicago Violence Continues Unabated

Chicago violence continues to grab headlines. A “Peace Picnic” ended with three shot and one beaten at a park on the Near North Side. Earlier, at a basketball tourney, gunfire left one dead, another critically wounded and an arrest of an armed 13-year-old. And both happened in Illinois designated “gun free” zones. Magical thinking does […]