Concealed Carry

Concealed Carry Appeals
11:56 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Attorney General Wants To Send Concealed Carry Cases Out Of Court

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 12:07 am

Illinois gun owners who've been denied a concealed carry permit can appeal. But instead of going through the courts, Illinois' Attorney General wants a state panel to decide those cases.

There are about 200 concealed carry denials before Illinois courts, brought by people who say they shouldn't have been deemed dangerous or a threat to public safety by Illinois' Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board.

Until recently, applicants didn't actually know why they were rejected.

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Concealed Carry
10:40 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Applicants Denied Concealed Carry Licenses Will Learn Why Under New Emergency Rules

Originally published on Tue July 15, 2014 6:47 am

  A year after Illinois legalized concealed carry, new rules are out to determine the process for deciding who can't carry a gun in public. The Illinois State Police issued the emergency rules Monday 7/14 afternoon.

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Concealed Carry
12:20 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

WIU Tweaks Gun Policy

Credit Don Harder / Flickr Creative Commons

State law requires all public and private schools across all levels of education report when a student is determined to pose a clear and present danger within 24 hours. Western Illinois University is updating its gun policy to better reflect that stipulation.

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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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New Illinois Law
5:59 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Concealed Carry & Assault Weapons

Credit Bloomberg.com

It could be months before anyone can actually bring a gun outside the home in Illinois under the state’s new concealed carry law.

But a separate provision of the law has already taken effect.  Beginning this weekend, communities will no longer have the ability to enact restrictions on assault weapons.

The law legislators passed for July 9 gave communities ten days to place local limits on the sale, possession, and transport of so-called “assault weapons.” 

Nicole Chen called that “ludicrous” and a decision that shouldn’t be left to the state.

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Dissatisfied with Concealed Carry Law
2:50 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Gun Group Takes Legal Action Against Illinois

The Illinois State Rifle Association said the concealed carry law approved by Illinois lawmakers Tuesday is not good enough.

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Quinn Wants More Restrictions
12:17 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Amendatory Veto to Concealed Carry

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn vetoed legislation that would allow concealed carry in the state.

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Governor Reviewing Legislation
1:11 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Concealed Carry Deadline Looming

Time is running out for Illinois to implement a law allowing people to carry loaded firearms in public.

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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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