guns http://northernpublicradio.org en Illinois Concealed Carry Trainers In Place http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-concealed-carry-trainers-place <p>There are now 54 <a href="http://www.isp.state.il.us/firearms/ccw/instructor-registry.cfm?State=IL&amp;County=&amp;City=&amp;LastName=&amp;Search=Search">concealed carry instructors approved by the Illinois State Police</a>. Anyone who wants to apply for a permit to carry a concealed weapon has to put in sixteen hours in the classroom and shooting range with an official instructor. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 08:30:00 +0000 Susan Stephens 36637 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois Concealed Carry Trainers In Place No Rush For Concealed Carry: Gun-Rights Activists To Appeal Judge's Ruling http://northernpublicradio.org/post/no-rush-concealed-carry-gun-rights-activists-appeal-judges-ruling <p>Illinois gun-rights advocates will appeal a federal judge’s ruling that prevents them from immediately carrying concealed weapons in public.</p><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:42:20 +0000 Susan Stephens 33738 at http://northernpublicradio.org No Rush For Concealed Carry: Gun-Rights Activists To Appeal Judge's Ruling Illinois Lawmakers Override Governor: Concealed Carry Now Law In All 50 States http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-lawmakers-override-governor-concealed-carry-now-law-all-50-states <p><a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=183&amp;GAID=12&amp;GA=98&amp;DocTypeID=HB&amp;LegID=69231&amp;SessionID=85" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: 27px;">Concealed carry</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: 27px;">&nbsp;is now law in Illinois.&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: 27px;">State lawmakers today overrode Governor Pat Quinn’s proposed changes to gun legislation, just meeting a federal appeals court’s deadline to legalize concealed carry.</span></p><p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 20:12:58 +0000 Susan Stephens & Brian Mackey 32675 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois Lawmakers Override Governor: Concealed Carry Now Law In All 50 States Illinois House Passes Gun Bill http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-house-passes-gun-bill <p>The Illinois House approved a concealed carry plan today: Governor Pat Quinn calls the measure a "massive overreach."&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 19:10:40 +0000 Susan Stephens 30397 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois House Passes Gun Bill 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 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 What To Do About Gun Violence http://northernpublicradio.org/post/what-do-about-gun-violence <p>It’s a wrenching debate for the country, and the anguish over Sandy Hook and the relentless shootings in Chicago have reinvigorated the divisive issue. We’ve been following the many sides of the gun debate and we’ll continue to do so, but today we begin a series we’re calling “Our Guns” -- conversations with people who own and are committed to gun rights. &nbsp;&nbsp;We start today by hearing from people in rural Illinois.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:52:34 +0000 Robert Wildeboer 25142 at http://northernpublicradio.org What To Do About Gun Violence Illinois Attorney General Moves To Salvage Concealed Carry Ban http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-attorney-general-moves-salvage-concealed-carry-ban <p></p><p><span style="font-size: 18pt; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;">Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants the state’s ban on concealed carry to be upheld. She is asking all ten judges on the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to review a lawsuit challenging the ban.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 23:49:11 +0000 Susan Stephens 23760 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois Attorney General Moves To Salvage Concealed Carry Ban Thousands ask Winnebago County to allow concealed guns http://northernpublicradio.org/post/thousands-ask-winnebago-county-allow-concealed-guns <p></p><p>Members of the Rockford Tea Party hope they are a step closer to persuading lawmakers that Illinoisans have the right to carry concealed firearms.</p><p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 08:31:04 +0000 Susan Stephens 16470 at http://northernpublicradio.org Thousands ask Winnebago County to allow concealed guns