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Chicago Gun Laws: Quotes From Heated Debate

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Gun laws continue to evolve in Chicago, which is at the center of a national debate about gun control. Here are six quotes about Chicago gun laws.

“I think we ought to do everything in our power to keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons and drug thugs and gang members who would use these guns to kill innocent people,” Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said in a Oct. 26 article in the Chicago Sun-Times.

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“It isn’t any coincidence crime rates started to go down when concealed carry was permitted. Just the idea that the criminals don’t know who’s armed and who isn’t has a deterrence effect,” Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association, said in an Aug. 24 article in The Washington Times.

"Nothing that the City Council has on the books is going to stop illegal gun use, and I don’t know when the good citizens of Chicago are going to understand this. We can pass every law in the world, but every law will not prevent the type of shootings that are occurring," Don Haworth, owner of Chicagoland Detective Services and Chicagoland Firearms Training, said in a June 25 article in the Los Angeles Times.

“Chicago is like a house with two parents that may try to have good rules and do what they can, but it’s like you’ve got this single house sitting on a whole block where there’s anarchy. Chicago is an argument for laws that are statewide or, better yet, national,” the Rev. Ira J. Acree said in a Jan. 29, 2013, article in The New York Times.

"If you restrict firearms, only criminals have firearms. In the city of Chicago, the citizens are simply looked at as easy prey because it is so difficult to have a firearm at home or your business for self-defense," Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association, said in a Feb. 1, 2013, article by The Associated Press.

“In a city where every year more than 80 percent of murders involve gunfire, the best way is to enact laws, keep illegal guns out of our communities in the first place,” Superintendent Garry McCarthy said, according to WLS-TV.

This article does not constitute legal advice. Check the current gun laws of your state and destination before travel.

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