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Illinois Concealed Carry Finally Passed

Illinois Concealed Carry Finally Passed

On July 9, 2013, the General Assembly of Illinois roundly rejected the amendatory veto of their concealed carry weapons bill by Governor Quinn. The Governor had returned the bill to the Assembly with several suggested amendments which gun rights advocates claim would have severely restricted the bill and rendered it virtually meaningless. Rather than consider […]

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Illinois Concealed Carry Bill Approved by Senate

Illinois Concealed Carry Bill Approved by Senate

The Illinois House and Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill on May 31, 2013 that will allow the state to issue concealed carry permits. After a federal appeals court ruled that an outright ban on concealed carry was unconstitutional in December, the state legislature was given a deadline of June 9 to come up with a law allowing […]

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Christmas Comes Early for Illinois Concealed Carry Advocates

Christmas Comes Early for Illinois Concealed Carry Advocates

Illinois is the only state that does not allow concealed carry. That will all change 180 days from now. On Tuesday, December 12, 2012 a federal court ruled against a ban on carrying firearms for self-defense outside the home or business in a 2-1 decision. (view ruling below) They declared the right to self-defense is “broader than […]

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Illinous State Representative Mike Bost Urges Petition Support

Illinous State Representative Mike Bost Urges Petition Support

Pro-gun IL senators and representatives continue to push for concealed carry in the last no-carry-whatsoever state left standing.  State Representative Mike Bost is urging citizens to sign a petition supporting the passage of HB 148 which would legalize concealed carry in the state. Cook county area legislators, principally, have held off the rest of the state […]

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Illinois Carry Group Advocates for Legalized Carry

Illinois Carry Group Advocates for Legalized Concealed Carry

Lake County (Illinois) Sheriff Mark Curran met with concealed carry supporters yesterday to raise awareness about the state’s lack of a concealed carry law.  The Illinois Sheriff’s Association is also pushing for legislation on this front.  Cook County is almost singlehandedly resisting this, the question is just for how long. Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran […]

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Illinois Congressman Battles Anti-gun Group

Illinois Congressman Battles Anti-gun Group

The U.S House gaveled back into session yesterday after a weeklong recess, and one Representative spent part of the break sending a message to anti-gunners in his home state. Rep. Joe Walsh, a Republican representing a suburban Chicago district, took Illinois to task for being the only state in the country to completely ban concealed […]

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SAF Files for Preliminary Injunction Against Illinois Carry Ban

SAF Files for Preliminary Injunction Against Illinois Carry Ban

Capitalizing on its federal appeals court victory Wednesday in Ezell v. City of Chicago, the Second Amendment Foundation today moved for a preliminary injunction against the State of Illinois to prevent further enforcement of that state’s prohibitions on firearms carry in public by law-abiding citizens. The motion was filed in U.S. District Court for the […]

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Outrageous Chicago Gun Range Rules Revealed

Outrageous Chicago Gun Range Rules Revealed

$4000 license fee paid every two years by the range. The Police Commissioner may deny a license for a facility if there’s been “a substantial number of arrests” within 500 feet of the facility. He may also deny a license that “would have a deleterious impact on the health, safety or welfare of the community […]

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Illinois Lawmakers Approve Keeping FOID Database Privatae

Illinois Lawmakers Approve Keeping FOID Database Private

Illinois lawmakers voted overwhelming Friday to bar the public from knowing who holds a firearm owner identification card, a victory for gun owners who say they have a right to privacy over open-government advocates who say such records should not be secret. In a 42-1 vote, the Senate passed a measure overturning a ruling by […]

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Dual Lawsuits Challenge Illinois Over Right to Carry

Dual Lawsuits Challenge Illinois Over Right to Carry

The NRA and the Second Amendment Foundation have each filed lawsuits against the State of Illinois in federal court as the battle over carry intensifies.  Illinois is the only state in the union where carry of firearms, open or concealed, is almost completely prohibited across the board. From the NRA: The National Rifle Association is […]

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Illinois Concealed Carry Bill Not Dead Yet

Illinois Concealed Carry Bill Not Dead Yet

Legislation that would have allowed citizens to carry concealed firearms may have been defeated Thursday in Springfield, but the measure is not dead. State Rep. Mike Unes, R-East Peoria, a chief co-sponsor of the bill, said discussion of the bill will continue, and it could be brought back to the House of Representatives floor for […]

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