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Another Good-Guy with a Gun in Illinois!

Another Good-Guy with a Gun in Illinois!

What’s better than a feel-good story about a good-guy with a gun defending themselves even though they were in a state that strongly discourages gun ownership? How about two of them? This time it was in Elmwood Park, Illinois when a motorist defended his life from a robber at a gas station. Surveillance of the…

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Chicago Concealed Carrier Shoots Carjacker in the Worst Place

Chicago Concealed Carrier Shoots Carjacker in the Worst Place

Chicago is known as the land of opportunity—for criminals. This reputation comes from years of being an urban center with many gang related shootings in a state that makes the lawful buying and selling of firearms and ammunition a cumbersome and expensive endeavor. And because Illinois was the last state to allow concealed carry (by…

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Chicago Sees Increase in Concealed Carry Permits

Chicago Sees Increase in Concealed Carry Permits

The City of Chicago saw a sharp increase in the number of concealed carry permits issued in 2016, DNAinfo reports. According to statistics gained from Illinois State Police, in 2016 22,517 Chicagoans obtained concealed carry permits, compared to only 13,948 in 2015. There has also been a huge increase in the number of Chicagoans who…

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T-Mobile Clerk with CCW Shoots Two Would-Be Robbers

T-Mobile Clerk with CCW Shoots Two Would-Be Robbers

Late Wednesday morning, two would-be robbers were shot by a T-Mobile clerk who had his own concealed carry permit and weapon while working. The shooting took place at the T-Mobile store located at 2051 E. 95th St. in Far South Side, Chicago. As the robbers walked into the T-Mobile Store, they drew their handguns at which…

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CCW Holder Stops Robbery in Chicago

CCW Holder Stops Robbery in Chicago

An armed robber in Chicago got more than he bargained for when a civilian with a concealed carry permit fought back. The would-be robber, one Reginald Gildersleeve, was pronounced dead at the scene according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. A full autopsy is scheduled. Gildersleeve entered the story at around 7:00PM. He subsequently displayed a…

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Concealed Carry Permit Reciprocity Changes 8/12/2015

Concealed Carry Permit Reciprocity Changes 8/12/2015

We've seen quite a few changes with reciprocity and recognition by states this week. We have updated our Concealed Carry Maps to reflect all of the changes but also wanted to put out an article so that everyone is aware of the changes. First off, Minnesota recently changed their law to recognized concealed carry permits…

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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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