National Rifle Association en Maturity and Gun Laws <p><strong>A New Year’s letter to my son – </strong></p><p>Dear Russell:</p><p>When I started writing these annual notes to you in 1994, I imagined your maturing into a young man, but I never imagined a lost opportunity to mature, like at Newtown, Conn. I can’t imagine if you’d had to grow up without your pals from sports or Scouts, without Matt, Cole, Joe, Dax, Nate, Nick …</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 18:12:07 +0000 Bill Knight 26661 at Maturity and Gun Laws Illinois Gun Law Struck Down <p></p><p>Illinois is the lone state that prohibits people from carrying guns in public, but that might not be the case much longer.&nbsp; A federal court opinion strikes down the state's ban.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>"“It means that in 2013 Illinois will join 49 other states and we will have a law to allow people to carry handguns for self-defense outside the home,” said Todd Vandermyde of the National Rifle Association.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 20:39:57 +0000 Rich Egger 25665 at Illinois Gun Law Struck Down