Illinois Gun Law
1:55 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

ISP Ready for Concealed Carry Applications

Illinois State Police said the agency is ready to begin processing applications from residents who want to carry concealed weapons.

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Illinois Legislation Flawed
6:14 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Concealed Carry & Open Government

The concealed carry legislation approved late last month by the Illinois General Assembly creates a seven-member board to review applications from people who want to be able to carry a gun in public.

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Illinois Concealed Carry
6:08 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Training to Carry a Gun in Public

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is still reviewing the concealed carry measure approved by state lawmakers this spring. The legislation includes a provision requiring hands-on training, which is something those on both sides of the gun debate say is important.

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Bill Sent to Governor
5:54 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Illinois Legislature Approves Conceal-Carry

Governor Pat Quinn says he will “review” legislation allowing people to carry guns in public.

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overnor Opposes Measure
5:56 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Illinois House Approves Conceal-Carry

The Illinois House on Friday approved legislation that would let Illinoisans carry concealed firearms.  It passed on a vote of 85 to 30 after more than two hours of debate.

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Federal Court Ruling
2:39 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Illinois Gun Law Struck Down

Illinois is the lone state that prohibits people from carrying guns in public, but that might not be the case much longer.  A federal court opinion strikes down the state's ban.            

"“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.

Vandermyde has been lobbying legislators for years to pass a concealed carry law.  Now, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has given the General Assembly 180 days to pass one.

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