Illinois’ Gun Permit Applications Up 500%
There is a surge in gun permit applications and gun sales rises in Illinois this spring. Amidst the pandemic, protests and the upcoming presidential election, some people are looking into purchasing a firearm. The 21st speaks to a reporter from the Chicago Tribune about her story 'Guns are flying off the shelf.' Permit applications up more than 500% amind coronavirus pandemic and George Floyd fallout.
Plus, we'll talk about the shooting of a 3-year-old and 15-year-old in Chicago, the latest in violence this summer that's killed or injured children.
Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas, reporter for the Chicago Tribune
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