There have been 391 homicides in Chicago to date in 2017. That is 4 more than this point last year, when violent crime in the city reached a level not seen in decades. Part of self-defense is understanding firearms and ammunition. Why are there so many women fearful of firearms as a self-defense mechanism? How does Lynn Dunagan and "The Ladies of Steel Gun Club" aim to change the stigma around firearms and self-defense? Can informed and trained, law-abiding citizens help to reduce crime in their community? Dunagan joins Dan and Amy to discuss her mission and her work in Chicago.
Springfield Democrats are trying pass a bill to put gun shops out of business. How does the legislation work? What can business owners do to protect themselves? What kind of licensing and oversight does a federally licensed firearms dealers have to go through? What kind of paperwork and background checks do customers go through? Dan Eldridge, Owner of Maxon Shooter’s Supplies and Indoor Range in Des Plaines, joins Dan and Amy to discuss.