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Illinois Concealed Carry

Battle's Just Begun Over Court's Concealed Carry Ruling

AP | DON BABWIN and SARA BURNETT | Posted 02.11.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Backers of Illinois' ban on concealed weapons vowed Wednesday to fight for continued controls on gun possession, a day after a federal...

John Rudolf

Court Strikes Down Nation's Last Standing Concealed Carry Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 12.11.2012 | Chicago

Gun-rights advocates claimed a major victory on Tuesday when a federal appeals court in Illinois struck down the state's ban on carrying concealed fir...

New Coalition Aims To Block Concealed Carry Law From Passage

Posted 11.27.2012 | Chicago

Chicago community leaders have formed a new coalition to help keep Illinois the lone state that bans concealed carry, running in direct opposition to ...

Voters Want A Shot At Conceal And Carry In Illinois

Posted 11.04.2012 | Chicago

Illinois is the only state in the U.S. to have an all-out ban on concealed weapons, but voters in nine, mostly rural, counties hope to see that change...

Prosecutor Refuses To Enforce State Gun Law

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 08.23.2012 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Despite a statewide ban on concealed weapons, gun owners in one central Illinois county don't need to worry about facing charges ...

Gov. Quinn Proposes Statewide Assault Weapons Ban

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 09.30.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Illinois could ban assault weapons under a plan proposed Tuesday by Gov. Pat Quinn, but any gun control regulation would have to clear...

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...

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...

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...

Gun Rights Group Takes Fight Over State's Concealed Carry Ban To U.S. Supreme Court

Posted 02.07.2012 | Chicago

A gun rights group filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court Monday after a federal judge in Springfield defended Illinois' ban on concealed weapons...

City Gun Owner ID Card Registrations Surge

Posted 01.28.2012 | Chicago

State officials announced this week that Chicago has seen a 16 percent increase in the number of people registering for state firearm owner's identifi...

Gun Advocates Target Suburb Developing New Gun Laws

Posted 01.25.2012 | Chicago

A Tuesday meeting of the Oak Park Board of Health attracted the attention of gun rights advocates across the state, who fear the village may approve l...

Federal Concealed Carry Measure Would Be A Big Change For Illinois

The Huffington Post/ AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Chicago

Though Republicans have typically supported giving state lawmakers more power to govern, the House on Wednesday passed a measure that would allow peop...

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...

Chicago Lawmaker: 'Black People Want Guns'

Posted 11.08.2011 | Chicago

Although Illinois' concealed carry bill was defeated in the House in May, a West Side democratic state legislator has suggested after a heated town ha...

Illinois Gun Control Battle: Gun Rights Advocates Adjust Their Target

AP | By CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 08.29.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- As state after state voted to let residents carry concealed guns, Illinois has held out, for a long list of reasons: A strong gun...

Fight Isn't Over For Concealed Carry Supporters In Illinois

Posted 08.24.2011 | Chicago

Illinois is about to become the last state in the union without some form of concealed carry law on the books, after Wisconsin passed a concealed carr...

Illinois Concealed Carry Ban Could Be The Nation's Last

Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago

As a concealed carry measure headed to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's desk Tuesday night, gun rights activists in Illinois applauded their neighbor...

Taking Advantage Of 'Flash Mob' Hype, Gun Rights Advocates Try Building Support

Posted 08.08.2011 | Chicago

Anyone paying even a small amount of attention to the news in Chicago this week has been inundated with dramatic stories of teen "flash mobs" -- viole...

Cops Come Out Against Illinois Concealed-Carry Bill

Posted 06.21.2011 | Chicago

Next week, the Illinois House is expected to vote on a controversial concealed carry bill. Thousands of pro-gun activists rallied in Springfield to su...

Legislator's Deal: Olympic Aid For Concealed Weapons

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An Illinois legislator is suggesting that Downstate lawmakers should get something in return for helping Chicago vie for the 2016 Olympics -- perhaps ...

Bill To Allow Concealed Weapons Rejected By Illinois Senate

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A committee of the Illinois Senate has rejected a proposal to give Illinoisans the right to carry concealed weapons. Senate Bill 1976 would allow cou...

State Panel In Favor Of Allowing Concealed Weapons

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- A state House panel is recommending that the General Assembly give Illinois residents the right to carry concealed weapons. ...

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...