A local criminologist says it looks like the judges aren’t any tougher on gun crimes here than they were in 2011.
“There’s a concern over gangs in St. Louis,” UMSL criminologist Beth Huebner says. “We do have gangs, we do have guns – they are highly related. But then there are groups of people who aren’t associated with gangs, that we know of, that aren’t carrying guns.”
Three double-shootings in St. Louis, one in Berkeley. One shot at Metro station.
126 guns have been reported stolen in the city this year, up 55 percent from a year ago. Another 410 guns have been seized by police.
State lawmaker from St. Peters makes the case for it
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson is not blaming Circuit Judge Robert Dierker’s decision to drop gun possession charges against a convicted felon – he’s holding legislators responsible.
Rules new amendment makes laws restricting gun ownership unconstitutional
Cook County, which includes Chicago, led the way with almost 24,000 permits, or more than one-quarter of Illinois’ total. Suburban Will County was a distant second, with more than 6,100 permits.
Class action suits against gunmaker settled in Kansas City
More than 1600 have applied since the Ferguson police shooting