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Quinn Will Try Again For Gun Legislation in Ill. Veto Session

A bill sponsored by State Rep. Mike Zalewski (D-Riverside) would impose stricter sentences for aggravated use of a weapon and gun crimes committed by felons.

10/22/2013

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Staffer to Mo. House Speaker Resigns After Leaving Loaded Gun at Capitol

Dave Evans of O’Fallon was a legislative assistance for Jones at the time of the incident. His 9mm pistol was found atop a toilet paper dispenser in a men’s restroom at the Missouri Capitol.

10/03/2013

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49,000 Awaiting FOID Card Approval in Illinois

Illinois State Police anticipate 400,000 applications for concealed-carry permits in year one.

09/29/2013

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Loaded Gun Left in Missouri Capitol Bathroom

Capitol Police identified the owner as David Evans, a staffer for House Speaker Tim Jones. There was one round in the chamber and six more in the magazine.

09/23/2013

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St. Louis Police Release Latest ‘Most Wanted’ List

The suspects’ crimes range from drug crimes to property crimes, such as burglary, to gun crimes such as unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm.

09/17/2013

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

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