Early Edition, that's the other fantasy/paranomral drama set in Chicago and forming, along with Kolchak: The Night Stalker, The Dresden Files, Special Unit 2, Due South, films including The Relic, Flatliners and Chain Reaction along with the Child's Play movies (plus a number of novels, including Fritz Lieber's The Sinful Ones) a chilling documentary of the terrifying truth about the City With Broad Shoulders (and a lycanthrope infestation).
This explains the gun thing up there -- the city administration is afraid that when it comes to the genuine horrors stalking the streets, unlike the made-up-for-tourists problems stemming from gangs, drugs and grinding poverty, firearms would just get 'em riled. Rahmbo's busy fightin' the real enemy. ...Or perhaps he has mistaken fantasy and reality?
(Speaking of books and such, there's a whole pile of good old fiction at Munseys.com, much of it at popular prices: free. --And his troubles with Amazon anent e-publishing pretty much mirror Carl Busjaeger's. Seems the big river, not so fond of tributaries it doesn't control and not at all happy to deal with one-man shops. Corporations: get big enough, they start actin' like governments).
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