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Appeals Court Denies Immediate Illinois Conceal-Carry

A federal appeals court has refused an urgent request by gun rights advocates to let Illinois residents immediately tote firearms in public.


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Lawmaker, Metro East Pastor Want Ban on Guns in Places of Worship

The law bars concealed weapons from schools, courthouses, government buildings, libraries and public transit but churches, mosques and synagogues must post signs.


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Ill. Police Prepare for Concealed Carry

“Police must factor in the new possibility that these individuals may be carrying these weapons with complete authority and the right to do so.”


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Judge Tosses Bid For Hastened Ill. Concealed Carry

A federal judge has rejected a push by gun rights advocates to let Illinois residents immediately tote firearms in public.


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Ill. State Senator Pushes For Concealed Carry Ban in Churches

State Sen. Dan Kotowski (D-Park Ridge) says negotiations leading to the week-old concealed-carry law in Illinois left religious groups out.



Federal Judge Wants Legal Arguments In Gun Dispute

Gun rights advocates are seeking to do away with the mandated six-month waiting period.


Billy Bitting Jr., 11, handles a SIG Sauer SIG556 semi-automatic rifle during the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits April 14, 2012 at America's Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Gun Safety For Mo. 1st Graders

Gov. Jay Nixon signs bill encouraging NRA developed course.


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Illinois Lawmakers Poised to Override Quinn’s Gun Bill

For days, Quinn has been pushing for alterations to a bill that would end Illinois’ status as the last state in the nation to ban the concealed carry of weapons in public.


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Illinois Governor Expects ‘Showdown’ On Concealed Carry Bill

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he predicts a “showdown” over his proposed changes to a concealed carry bill.


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Quinn Changes Illinois Concealed Carry Legislation

The Democratic governor used his amendatory veto power to tweak the legislation sent to him after months of debate and negotiation over the measure.