concealed carry

9:40 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Concealed Carry Law Far From Approval, Despite Court Order

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Illinois lawmakers have until June 9th to come up with a plan to allow the concealed carry of handguns in the state, by order of a federal court. There have been a number of public hearings on the issue, but so far, legislative maneuvers have kept any plan from advancing.

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Gun Control
5:24 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Lawmaker Wants State To End Investments In Gun Companies

Several state lawmakers 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.

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Mike Moen
11:51 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Concealed Carry Ruling Won't Be Reconsidered

A federal appeals court is refusing to reconsider a ruling  that says Illinois' concealed carry ban is unconstitutional.

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11:52 am
Thu February 7, 2013

What To Do About Gun Violence

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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.   We start today by hearing from people in rural Illinois.

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Madigan Requests Review
5:49 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Illinois Attorney General Moves To Salvage Concealed Carry Ban

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.

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4:39 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Durbin Weighs in on Gun Restrictions

Illinois' Senior Senator Reacts in the Wake of Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Senator Dick Durbin says hunters and sportsmen need to "step up." The Illinois Democrat urged support for what he called "reasonable restrictions" on the types of weapons that can be purchased,  and on large ammunition magazines. He says average citizens don't need access to the kind of military-style equipment used by the gunman in Connecticut.

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Concealed Carry
4:40 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Quinn Reacts to Concealed Carry Ruling

Governor Pat Quinn has renewed his call for a ban on so-called assault weapons. His remarks came in response to a federal court decision that says Illinois has to legalize carrying concealed weapons. The federal appeals court in Chicago says Illinois has 180 days to pass a law that allows for some form of concealed carry.

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Guns In Illinois
1:23 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Appeals Court Rejects Illinois Concealed-Carry Ban

A three-judge panel of the 7th District U.S. Court of Appeals today rejected the Illinois ban on carrying concealed weapons.

Combining appeals from federal district courts in central and southern Illinois, the 2-1 decision declares that the state failed to provide "more than merely a rational basis for believing that its uniquely sweeping ban is justified by an increase in public safety."

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6:34 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Out-Of-State Permits An Option For Concealed Carry Supporters

Application for Utah's concealed-carry permit
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  • Mike Moen's story on out-of-state permits

Illinois remains the only the state that doesn’t allow concealed-carry of firearms. Supporters of the movement are hopeful lawmakers in Springfield will eventually approve such a law. In the meantime, Illinois residents wanting a permit can still apply for one. But there’s a catch. 

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3:31 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Thousands ask Winnebago County to allow concealed guns

Members of the Rockford Tea Party hope they are a step closer to persuading lawmakers that Illinoisans have the right to carry concealed firearms.

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