gun control http://northernpublicradio.org en Quinn Renews Call For Assault Weapons Ban http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-renews-call-assault-weapons-ban-0 <p>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is bringing the debate over guns into his re-election campaign.</p><p>Quinn says the issue of military-style weapons represents a fundamental difference between his policies and and Republican candidate Bruce Rauner.</p><p>"<span style="line-height: 1.5;">My opponent thinks people should have assault weapons as they see fit. Do folks here agree with that? Do you agree with that?"</span></p><p>Quinn was speaking at a church on Chicago’s West Side to support a ban on high-capacity guns.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:09:57 +0000 Patrick Smith 51220 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn Renews Call For Assault Weapons Ban Majority Feel Less Safe Since Concealed Carry Law http://northernpublicradio.org/post/majority-feel-less-safe-concealed-carry-law <p>As Illinois gun owners increasingly are allowed to carry their firearms as they go about their daily lives -- a new poll shows half of Illinois voters feel less safe. Qualifying gun-owners began receiving their licenses to carry loaded firearms earlier this month.</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:37:45 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 44269 at http://northernpublicradio.org Majority Feel Less Safe Since Concealed Carry Law Madigan Points To NY Law For Concealed Carry http://northernpublicradio.org/post/madigan-points-ny-law-concealed-carry <p></p><p class="yiv1964756045MsoNormal" id="yui_3_7_2_1_1366102212949_9133"><span id="yui_3_7_2_1_1366102212949_9132" style="font-size:10.0pt;"><span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1366102176_0">Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan</span> says a U.S. Supreme Court decision should help settle an aspect of the debate over concealed carry in Illinois. One of the more contentious issues comes down to a choice between two words.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 10:50:18 +0000 WNIJ 28417 at http://northernpublicradio.org Madigan Points To NY Law For Concealed Carry Activists Rally In Springfield For New Gun Restrictions http://northernpublicradio.org/post/activists-rally-springfield-new-gun-restrictions <div id="yui_3_7_2_1_1365756845511_14387"><p></p><p><font id="yui_3_7_2_1_1365756845511_14389" face="Tahoma" size="2">Activists carried signs saying: "Loose guns = Lost Lives," &nbsp;"Love Thy Neighbor Not Thy Gun," and "Connecticut Protected Their Children! What Will Illinois Do?"</font><font face="Tahoma" size="2"> A new, sweeping gun law was enacted earlier this month in Connecticut where Sandy Hook Elementary is located. </font></p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 10:05:03 +0000 WNIJ 28242 at http://northernpublicradio.org Activists Rally In Springfield For New Gun Restrictions Senate Approves Debate on Gun Control Bill http://northernpublicradio.org/post/senate-approves-debate-gun-control-bill <div class="storytext storylocation linkLocation" id="storytext"><p>The first national gun control legislation since the <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/167276841/shootings-in-newtown-conn">Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown, Conn.</a>, is going to be debated on the floor of the Senate and appears headed for a vote sometime next week.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 18:32:25 +0000 NPR News 28203 at http://northernpublicradio.org Senate Approves Debate on Gun Control Bill 60-Day Wait For FOID Card http://northernpublicradio.org/post/60-day-wait-foid-card <p>Illinois officials say there is a <a href="http://www.isp.state.il.us/foid/foidinfo.cfm" target="_blank">two month wait </a>for a Firearm Owner's Identification card. More than 70,000 FOID card applications have been received so far this month. That's on-track to be a program record.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:54:56 +0000 WNIJ 27483 at http://northernpublicradio.org 60-Day Wait For FOID Card Quinn Urges Madigan To Appeal Concealed Carry Ruling http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-urges-madigan-appeal-concealed-carry-ruling <p>Governor Pat Quinn says Illinois' only hope to retain its ban on concealed carry is for the attorney general to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.&nbsp; But the attorney general says she's waiting to see what the General Assembly does.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 09:36:57 +0000 WNIJ 26843 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn Urges Madigan To Appeal Concealed Carry Ruling Agencies Divided Over Assault Weapons Ban http://northernpublicradio.org/post/agencies-divided-over-assault-weapons-ban <p>Illinois law enforcement agencies are divided on whether the state should ban the sale of so-called “assault weapons.” During a hearing this week in Springfield, supporters of the ban, like Sergeant Mark Marianovich of the Chicago Police Department SWAT team,&nbsp; say assault weapons pose too great a threat.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 11:04:59 +0000 WNIJ 26221 at http://northernpublicradio.org Agencies Divided Over Assault Weapons Ban Hunters Explain What Guns Mean For Their Passion http://northernpublicradio.org/post/hunters-explain-what-guns-mean-their-passion <p>As politicians debate gun control in Washington and Springfield, we've has been trying to hear from local gun owners. It’s part of a series called “Our Guns” - about the many reasons Americans own them. Hunters and sportsmen have complex relationships to firearms.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:20:48 +0000 Alex Keefe 26092 at http://northernpublicradio.org Hunters Explain What Guns Mean For Their Passion Lawmaker Wants State To End Investments In Gun Companies http://northernpublicradio.org/post/lawmaker-wants-state-end-investments-gun-companies <p>Several <span id="lw_1361786281_0">state lawmakers</span> want Illinois to stop investing in companies that make guns. It's the latest in a series of anti-gun initiatives up for debate in the legislature this spring.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:24:31 +0000 WNIJ 25970 at http://northernpublicradio.org Lawmaker Wants State To End Investments In Gun Companies