A concealed carry handgun bill just passed in Illinois; but earlier today, before the bill was passed, we spoke with advocates on both sides of the debate: Colleen Lawson and Pamela Bosley.
On this installment of the Barber Shop Show, we update two stories from the current issue of The Chicago Reporter. The stories highlight how gun legislation is impacting communities. The Reporter’s own Angela Caputo tackles one facet of this issue: she spoke with Pamela Bosley, a community member fighting for stricter gun laws in Illinois. Reporter James Reddick wrote about the other side of this: he spoke with Colleen Lawson, who is fighting for the right of law-abiding citizens in Chicago to carry guns.
Both Colleen and Pamela joined us at the shop to talk law, order, and solutions to end violence. We were also be joined by Angela Caputo and Youth Organizer Lamar Johnson.
The Barber Shop Show is hosted by WBEZ’s Richard Steele. It airs live from Carter’s Barber Shop in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood on Fridays at Noon (CST) with a rebroadcast Saturdays at Noon. vocalo.org 89.5fm (NWI/CHI) and 90.7fm (CHI).