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File photo of a concealed weapons training class for teachers. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

NRA Spokesman Concerned About Ill. Concealed Carry Process

Todd Vandermyde says whether State Police are trying or not, they’re making the process harder than they have to. “‘It’s messed up’ is an understatement right now.”

09/16/2013

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Capitol Perspectives: Political Courage

Political courage. That’s the phrase that came to my mind as I watched the Senate’s top GOP leaders cast the deciding votes that killed the gun-rights bill.

09/13/2013

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Mo. Lawmakers Considering Veto Override on Gun Bill

The Missouri legislation is one of the boldest examples yet of what has become a nationwide movement among states to nullify or ignore federal laws with which local officials disagree.

09/11/2013

St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says he's not afraid new board might try to fire him

St. Louis Police Chiefs, Mo. Police Union Oppose Gun Law Veto Override

The bill has drawn national attention for its attempts at nullifying federal gun laws in the state and even making it a crime for federal authorities to enforce them.

09/05/2013

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Rutherford Warns of White, Christian Republican Party

“I’ve also said clearly that I don’t think that the Republican Party should be to the point of defining a good Republican, a bad Republican because of abortion, gay rights or guns.”

08/12/2013

Education

As School Year Nears, Mo. Principal Defends Arming Teachers

“Initially it was a little shock for some [parents] but it’s been pretty well-received,” Principal Aaron Sydow says. “More schools should take advantage of it. That’s exactly what I would say.”

08/12/2013

37-year-old Cheryl Darlene Dudley of St. Peters is charged with eight counts of endangering the welfare of a child, along with one count of child abuse. (photo credit: police handout)

St. Peters Woman Accused of Leaving Loaded Gun in Crib

37-year-old Cheryl Darlene Dudley of St. Peters is charged with seven counts of endangering the welfare of a child, along with one count of child abuse.

07/31/2013

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Sen. Durbin Encourages Violent Crime Gun Tracing

Illinois Democrat says he’ll introduce legislation this week.

07/21/2013

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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.

07/17/2013

Quinn

Illinois Gov. Quinn Still Pushing For Gun Restrictions

“I do think we should revisit the issue of alcohol and guns,” he said. “You don’t want someone with a weapon loaded who’s drinking too much.”

07/16/2013

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