The Columbia Chronicle

Proposed gun registration law is far-fetched

By Editorial Board

February 20, 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed a statewide gun registry law Feb. 9 that would require handgun owners to register their firearm with the state and pay a fee of $65 for each weapon. Supposedly, the law would help police track down suspects in violent crimes and combat illegal firearm trafficking in Chicago.While a law that could help curb violence and crime as drastically as this one sounds like a great idea, Emanuel’s plan is...

South Loop Elementary School gym now available for Columbia students

By Nader Ihmoud

September 26, 2011

Four college students from three different institutions played a pick-up game of basketball in South Loop Elementary School’s gym, 1212 S. Plymouth Court. The gym opened on Sept. 18 for recreational basketball and volleyball.According to the Columbia Renegades President Kevin Hartmann, the gym has never been available this early to Columbia and Roosevelt University students in the years he has been at Columbia. Students who...

Less funds for gun turn-in program

By Editorial Board

May 10, 2010

Eliminating high rates of gun violence in Chicago has been one of Mayor Richard M. Daley’s top priorities throughout his 21 years in office. The city currently holds some of the strictest firearm laws in the United States that ban hand guns in the city.Additionally, another effort of Daley’s to deter violence and ownership of illegal guns is an annual “no questions asked” program, which gives an incentive to those...

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