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Gun Laws Revised
3:21 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

New Rules for Selling Guns in Illinois

The concealed carry system isn't the only new gun law in Illinois for 2014.  There are new restrictions on how private citizens can sell firearms.

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Shop Talk – January 22
11:28 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Publishing the Names of Gun Owners

The panelists discuss a newspaper’s decision to publish the names and addresses of gun permit holders.

The information is considered public record – the same as marriages, births, real estate transactions, etc. But The Journal News of Westchester County, NY, did not print the gun permit data until after the school shootings in Newtown, CT. The timing of the decision angered those who believe it cast gun permit holders in a negative light and violated their privacy.

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Public Safety In Jeopardy
4:06 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Problems Found With Illinois FOID Program

The Illinois Firearm Owners Identification program has a heap of problems.

The findings are in a report released by the Illinois Auditor General, who said some of those problems put public safety at risk.

The report said Illinois State Police sometimes don't know if the applicant has a disqualifying mental health condition.

In addition, the state is supposed to retrieve the gun licenses once they're expired, but the audit found 70% of revoked registration cards never get back to the police.

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