Missouri Senator Proposes Expanding "Stand Your Ground" LawsSen. Kurt Schaefer, a Republican from Columbia, told a Senate panel Wednesday that people should be able to do whatever it takes to defend themselves without worrying about a lawsuit afterward.
New 2016 Laws in Illinois Include Directives for PoliceThere will be 237 new laws taking effect Jan. 1 in Illinois.
Missouri Man Twice Protected by Castle Doctrine in KillingsA 55-year-old eastern Missouri man who killed two intruders at a home this year has been protected by the state's castle doctrine in both cases.
Neighbors Question 11-Year-Old's Motive in Fatal ShootingDetectives on Friday will be trying to determine if Thursday's fatal shooting of a 16-year-old by an 11-year-old was truly a case of self-defense or cold-blooded murder.
Berkeley Mayor: Surveillance Video Strong Evidence Officer Fired in Self-DefenseBerkeley mayor Theodore Hoskins is hoping to avert the kind of street violence that he saw in neighboring Ferguson just a few months ago.
How Much Force Can Business Owners Use to Protect Their Business?Attorney Richard Lozano weighs in on Missouri's self-defense law.
Illinois Gun Sales On The RiseBackground checks have doubled since Connecticut shootings.
Keeping an Eye Out for Mountain Lions in MissouriIf you meet a mountain lion in the woods, what should you do?
Illinoisans Rally for Concealed Carry Advocates are saying this could be the year the measure passes.
Clayton Homeowner Scares Off Burglars with HandgunPolice say three burglars were climbing up the steps, as the homeowner came out with his gun.
Illinois Man Claims Self-Defense in Baseball Bat KillingScott Moore said the woman first came after him with the bat.