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Texas Man Shoots Kidnappers Who Took Wife: Cops

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 08.05.2013 | Crime

Two brothers who kidnapped a couple and forced the wife to help them rob the bank where she worked got a lethal dose of Texas justice last week. P...

Do We Need Gun Insurance for Concealed Carry Permits?

Tom Harvey | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics
Tom Harvey

Some people do believe that guns do make us safer, but a lot of people are not comfortable knowing that anyone around them may be armed. The risk from criminals with illegal guns is bad enough, but a shootout in a public place is much scarier.

Hialeah: Only the Latest Mass Shooting by a Concealed Carry Killer

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

The result of lax concealed carry laws, combined with the failure to adopt other gun violence prevention policies like background checks and a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, is that horrific events like the mass shootings in Hialeah are repeated over and over again.

Demand For Concealed-Carry Permits Up Nearly 90 Percent In Colorado

Posted 07.29.2013 | Denver

In a year that saw some of the nation's most strict gun control laws pass in Colorado, demand for the concealed-carry permit is soaring. Between Ja...

The Zimmerman Verdict and the Resurrection of the Old Jim Crow

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 09.21.2013 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

Many of the nearly 66 million people of African descent and many others of non-European descent in the U.S. woke up from a dream on Sunday morning and realized we were living in a nightmare.

Petition Demands Florida Revoke George Zimmerman's Concealed Carry License

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

More than 10,000 people have signed a petition calling on Florida officials to revoke the concealed carry permit of George Zimmerman, the man recently...

Quinn to lawmakers: No pension bill, no pay

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.09.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

2014: QUINN'S BAD DAY Gov. Pat Quinn had one of the worst days of his governorship Tuesday in Springfield. First the General Assembly resoundingly rej...

What's Next For Concealed Carry In Illinois

Posted 07.10.2013 | Chicago

Gun rights supporters notched a victory Tuesday after Illinois lawmakers shot down Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of concealed carry legislation on the same da...

Illinois Enacts Nation's Final Concealed Gun Law

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 09.08.2013 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The last holdout on allowing the public possession of concealed guns, Illinois joined the rest of the nation Tuesday as lawmakers...

Video: Lawmakers get testy with Quinn on pensions; Mell: political power as family heirloom; Google buzz on 2014 gov candidates

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.08.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

LAWMAKERS TO QUINN: WHERE ARE YOU? Both Republicans and Democrats on a 10-member special pension committee teed off on Gov. Pat Quinn Monday. More acc...

State Legislature Overrides Governor's Veto, OKs Concealed Carry

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 09.08.2013 | Chicago

The Illinois Senate has joined the House in overriding Gov. Pat Quinn's changes to the state's concealed carry bill and approved the same legislation ...

Showdown On Nation's Last-Standing Concealed Carry Ban Looms

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 07.09.2013 | Chicago

The day is almost upon Illinois. After a lengthy and heated battle in courts and at the statehouse, Tuesday marks the state's court-mandated deadli...

2014: Bloomberg endorses Daley; Blog: Gun issues in 2014 election; Poll: Name trouble for Daley, L.Madigan? Stantis: Quinn's concealed weapon

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.02.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

2014: BLOOMBERG ENDORSES DALEY New York Mayor and staunch gun-control advocate Michael Bloomberg has endorsed Bill Daley in his run for governor. In a...

City Prepares For New Concealed Carry Gun Law

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 08.28.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — This city, where violent street gangs shoot it out dozens of times a week despite some of the nation's toughest restrictions on guns, ...

Killers With Concealed Handguns: George Zimmerman Isn't the Only One

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

The court case that opened this week has dramatically exposed the consequences -- as tragic as they are shocking -- of allowing virtually anyone to carry a concealed handgun in public.

Think Concealed Carry Makes You Safe? Think Again!

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 06.26.2013 | Crime
Martha Rosenberg

States began loosening conceal carry laws, says the Institute, in 1996 when the executive director of the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action told lawmakers, "these citizens don't commit violent crimes." There was just one problem with her assurance. She was wrong.

Colleges In Conservative State Reject Guns On Campus

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.24.2013 | College

A growing number of colleges in Arkansas are opting to reject a new law that would allow guns on campuses, reaffirming the division between pro-gun la...

Dems Call For Gov. Quinn's Verdict On Gun Bill

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 06.21.2013 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Some Illinois Democrats on Thursday urged the governor to act quickly on legislation allowing the carrying of concealed weapons i...

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...

House's Concealed Carry Bill Defeated In Senate Committee

Posted 05.29.2013 | Chicago

The Democratic-controlled Illinois Senate shot down a concealed carry bill that passed in the House last week and advanced their own revised version i...

Concealed Carry Bill Opposed By Governor Approved In House Vote

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 07.24.2013 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gun owners could carry concealed weapons in Illinois, the last state in the nation to prohibit it, under legislation that sw...

New Concealed Carry Compromise Bill Emerges In House

Belleville News-Democrat | Brian Brueggemann | Posted 07.23.2013 | Chicago

UPDATE: The bill was approved by the House Judiciary Committee in a 13-3 vote Thursday. It will next be considered in a full House vote that could tak...

Montana Governor Vetoes Campus Carry Bill

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) vetoed a bill Monday that would have allowed guns on college campuses in the state, the Associated Press reported. ...

Texas Closer To Allowing Guns At Colleges

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

By Corrie MacLaggan AUSTIN, Texas, May 6 (Reuters) - The Texas House of Representatives on Monday gave final approval to a proposal to...

Tom Dart Proposes Concealed Carry Ordinance For Cook County

Posted 05.06.2013 | Chicago

With the status of the state's new concealed carry law still in limbo, Sheriff Tom Dart has proposed a new ordinance he hopes will keep Cook County fr...