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Illinois Gun Rights

Illinois Legislature Passes Concealed Carry Bill

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 07.31.2013 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois would join the rest of the nation in allowing the carrying of concealed weapons under legislation approved by the Gener...

Supreme Court Gives Madigan Extension On Concealed Carry Appeal

Posted 05.03.2013 | Chicago

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan now has a bit more time to decide whether or not to appeal a federal court ruling that would force the last sta...

Poll: Overwhelming Majority Of Illinoisans Want More Gun Control

Posted 04.10.2013 | Chicago

As state lawmakers approach the deadline to produce a new law allowing concealed carry, a new poll shows Illinoisans' support for gun control is stron...

Why State Gun Buyers Are Now Waiting Months To Get A FOID Card

Posted 03.27.2013 | Chicago

Gunning for a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card in Illinois? You may have to wait a while. The Illinois State Police Firearms Service Bureau i...

Audit: State's FOID Program Broken, Puts Public 'At Risk'

Posted 05.04.2012 | Chicago

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has lashed out against the state's firearm owners identification (FOID) program, which a recent audit found to have serio...

Victory For Gun Rights Advocates In Assault Weapons Case?

Posted 04.05.2012 | Chicago

The Illinois Supreme Court declined to rule Thursday on a challenge to Cook County's current ban on assault weapons, a move gun rights advocates are c...

Despite Controversy, State Lawmaker Pushing 'Stand Your Ground' Bill

Posted 03.29.2012 | Chicago

Even as outrage continues to build both nationally and locally in the wake of Trayvon Martin's slaying, an Illinois lawmaker continues to push for a s...

Rahm: 'Chicago vs. Downstate Is Over'

Posted 03.08.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke at a luncheon in Peoria, Ill. Wednesday, and urged those assembled there to reject the "Chicago versus downstate" div...

Concealed Carry Fight Rages On

Posted 03.07.2012 | Chicago

Illinois remains the only state in the union without a concealed carry law on the books -- and despite repeated failures, gun rights advocates are not...

Should High Crime Neighborhoods Pay Higher Taxes?

Posted 03.03.2012 | Chicago

The Illinois State Rifle Association on Thursday denounced gun control legislation approved by a state House committee and proposed that the state's c...

Rahm-Supported Statewide Gun Registry Advances In Springfield

Posted 03.01.2012 | Chicago

Legislation pushed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel that would implement a statewide handgun registry was approved by a House committee Wednesday and wil...

Joe Walsh Fires Back At Anti-Gun Group's Criticism

Posted 12.04.2011 | Chicago

After ever-outspoken U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) told a Tea Party gun forum in Huntley, Ill., that he would be a "cheerleader" for gun rights in Cong...

Joe Walsh Vows To Fight For Gun Rights, Says Obama Administration Should Be Investigated

Posted 11.29.2011 | Chicago

Illinois the last state in the union without some form of concealed carry law on the books, and outspoken U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh says he is going to chan...

Quinn Signs Law To Keep Gun Owner Names Private

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.01.2011 | Chicago

After months of heated debate, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Saturday signed a law that will keep the names of licensed gun owners private. The l...

Measure Would Keep Names Of Gun Owners Private

AP | By TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 07.23.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Illinois lawmakers voted overwhelming Friday to bar the public from knowing who holds a firearm owner identification card, a victory for gu...

Amish In A Bind: New Gun ID Could Require A Photo

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A change in state police policy could create problems for Amish gun-owners in Illinois, as a rule requiring photos to be on gun-owner ID cards will so...

Chicago Park District Cancels Gun-Rights Group's Meeting

Chicago Reader | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gerald Vernon says he did everything he should have to obtain a permit to hold a meeting at the Tuley Park field house on the south side. He told the ...

New Push For Law Allowing Concealed Weapons

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Several members of the General Assembly say they will again try to pass legislation allowing Illinois residents to carry concealed...