guns

Still no curriculum
3:30 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Illinois Concealed Carry Trainers In Place

Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

There are now 54 concealed carry instructors approved by the Illinois State Police. 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.                 


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Judge tosses concealed carry lawsuit
3:42 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

No Rush For Concealed Carry: Gun-Rights Activists To Appeal Judge's Ruling

Illinois gun-rights advocates will appeal a federal judge’s ruling that prevents them from immediately carrying concealed weapons in public.

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Concealed Carry
3:12 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Illinois Lawmakers Override Governor: Concealed Carry Now Law In All 50 States

Credit WNIJ

Concealed carry is now law in Illinois. 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.

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Concealed Carry
2:10 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Illinois House Passes Gun Bill

Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

The Illinois House approved a concealed carry plan today: Governor Pat Quinn calls the measure a "massive overreach." 

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Gun Control
4:36 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Quinn Urges Madigan To Appeal Concealed Carry Ruling

Lisa Madigan

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.  But the attorney general says she's waiting to see what the General Assembly does. 

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Gun Control
6:20 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Hunters Explain What Guns Mean For Their Passion

Hunters Mike Blaske, 32, foreground, and Scott Early, 63, pose with their shotguns during a late January Canada goose hunt outside of Gardner, Ill., about an hour southwest of Chicago.
Credit Chicago Public Media

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.

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-Illinois
11:52 am
Thu February 7, 2013

What To Do About Gun Violence

Credit WBEZ

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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Government
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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