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Judge Tosses Bid For Immediate Concealed Carry In Illinois

A federal judge has rejected a push by gun rights advocates to let Illinois residents immediately tote firearms in public instead of waiting months for the state to outline the permitting process under its new concealed carry law.

07/29/2013

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Gun Owners Ask Courts To Let Them Carry Firearms In Public Right Away

Despite Tuesday’s dramatic concealed-carry victory at the Statehouse, gun-rights advocates headed back into federal court Wednesday to object to the pace at which the state intends to carry out the new law and to seek immediate authority to begin carrying their firearms in public places.

07/11/2013

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State Rifle Association Head Supports Gun Checks For Mental Illness

The head of the Illinois State Rifle Association says Illinois has already complied with one of the elements in President Obama’s package of gun control proposals, and his group supported it.

01/26/2013

A .38 Caliber Pistol. (CBS)

Madigan Seeks New Appeals Court Hearing On Concealed Carry

Illinois’ attorney general on Tuesday asked the entire 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on concealed carry in an effort to salvage the only law in the nation that makes the practice entirely illegal.

01/08/2013

A customer purchases an AK-47 style rifle for about $1200 at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on December 17, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Move To Ban Assault Weapons Stalls In State Senate

An Illinois Senate vote to ban semi-automatic assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips has been delayed, because supporters have yet to line up enough votes to pass the two measures.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2013

A .38 Caliber Pistol. (CBS)

Teachers Union: No Sane Person Wants Teachers To Carry Guns In Class

The state’s largest teachers’ union is pledging to fight any attempt to allow teachers to carry guns in the classroom.

WBBM Newsradio–12/18/2012

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Court Ruling On Concealed Carry Ban Sets Stage For Fight

Backers of Illinois’ ban on concealed weapons vowed Wednesday to fight for continued controls on gun possession, a day after a federal appeals court struck down the nation’s last such prohibition as unconstitutional and ordered the state to craft a law allowing it.

12/12/2012