Cook County, which includes Chicago, led the way with almost 24,000 permits, or more than one-quarter of Illinois’ total. Suburban Will County was a distant second, with more than 6,100 permits.
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More than 1600 have applied since the Ferguson police shooting
Organizer Jeffrey Smith says it’s designed to call attention to Missouri’s constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms – a right he says was strengthened by the passage of Amendment 5 this past August.
Carrie Lightfoot is the founder of The Well Armed Woman, which explores shooting and helps women hone their skills.
A court challenge filed Wednesday contends the summary on the Aug. 5 ballot was insufficient and unfair and thus the results should be invalidated.
With 15 shootings in 72 hours across the city, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson is facing questions about what’s going on out there.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office says deputies found roughly 400 guns at a business being searched as part of a homicide investigation.
Prospective gun owners in Missouri will be able to apply for conceal-and-carry permits at an earlier age after a bill was passed in both the House and Senate.
Missouri Republicans are clashing again with Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on gun legislation.