I tried to remember the first time I saw guns in the movies, but I couldn't do it. It's like guns have ALWAYS been there. Guns and shootouts were there as early as Edwin S. Porter's 1905 early classic film, "The Great Train Robbery”— a primitive, though brilliant precursor to the Western genre.
As part of our Here, There series, we're taking a look at gun ownership and crime in other countries. In Switzerland, guns are readily available. Recreational shooting and shooting clubs are popular among Swiss men.
On Tuesday, July 26, Eight Forty-Eight spoke with Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. While talking about gun violence in the city, McCarthy stressed that many of the weapons recovered by police were illegal. So then why do many weapons circulate illegally?
Illinois lawmakers have defeated a plan that would allow residents to carry concealed guns. The 'concealed carry' measure needed 71 votes to pass the Illinois House of Representatives, but failed to reach that threshold as 32 lawmakers voted against the proposal on Thursday.Illinois is virtuall