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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...

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...

Illinois House Rejects NRA-Backed Concealed Carry Bill

Posted 04.19.2013 | Chicago

With a looming court-mandated deadline to pass a new concealed carry law in Illinois, lawmakers nonetheless reached an impasse Thursday when the House...

WATCH: Tantrum-Prone Pol Launches Into Tirade Over Gun Bill

Posted 04.18.2013 | Chicago

In what's become something of a calling card for the downstate GOP lawmaker, state Rep. Mike Bost, a Murphysboro Republican, launched into an angry, a...

Let's Find Common Ground on Guns

Sheila Simon | Posted 06.16.2013 | Chicago
Sheila Simon

We must respect our constitutional rights to firearms in the same way we respect our constitutional right to freedom of speech. We guard our freedoms in this country, and often that means balancing competing freedoms.

Christian University Allows Loaded Guns In Classrooms

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.05.2013 | College

Liberty University, the largest religion-affiliated U.S. school, is loosening restrictions for carrying firearms on its Lynchburg, Va., campus. Lib...

John Celock

Lawmakers Advance Statewide Open Carry Gun Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

A Kansas legislative committee voted Friday morning to advance legislation permitting the open carry of guns statewide, which would nullify ordinances...

John Celock

Guns In Capitols Laws Sweep U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics

Kansas may join at least 11 other states in allowing some civilians to carry guns inside the state Capitol, a move that not everyone accepts in states...

Guns On Campus: Popular Among Conservatives, Hated By College Leaders

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.11.2013 | College

As the national conversation continues to focus on how to address gun violence, groups like the NRA and Students For Concealed Carry have advocated pu...