More games: The U.S. Supreme Court granted an extension Tuesday for Illinois's attorney general to decide whether to appeal a court order permitting the state's gun owners to carry concealed firearms.Justice Elena Kagan granted a delay...Show More Summary
The Supreme Court gave Madigan until July 22 to decide whether to appeal the federal appeals court ruling. The extension would not matter if Gov. Quinn signs the concealed carry bill into law by July 9. [ more › ]
A company called MagHolder is making horizontal mag pouches for concealed carry handguns. The polymer pouches clip to the belt and are the magazines are held in place by friction. The pouches are designed to be carried on the same side of the body as the gun, so pulling a mag is a cross-draw motion. [...] Read More …
Officials in three Illinois counties have announced that they will no longer enforce the state's ban on concealed carry. They justify their decision by pointing to the Chicago-based 7th Court of Appeals Decision that found the ban unconstitutional in December 2012. Show More Summary
The smart ones are always ahead of the curve: A second Illinois prosecutor has decided to let his county's residents carry concealed weapons even as the governor weighs whether to allow it statewide, reflecting surging impatience among...Show More Summary
Concealed carry in Illinois has received the okay from a second county, as a second prosecutor has decided to allow the county’s residents to carry concealed weapons. The news comes as the state’s governor weighs whether or not to allow it statewide. A federal court tossed out the state’s ban on concealed carry in December. [...]Show More Summary
This week's compilation includes: six concealed carry ninjas who accidentally shot themselves; four cops who shot themselves (including two local chiefs of police); one gun store owner (i.e., a civilian "gun expert"); one person whoShow More Summary
George Zimmerman's murder trial begins Monday at the Seminole County criminal courthouse in Florida, seven miles from where the Neighborhood Watch volunteer carrying a concealed gun shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teen, on Feb. Show More Summary
How much money wasted? How many man-hours burned? Chicago's 3-year-old gun registry could go away as part of the concealed carry law state lawmakers recently passed, but few are publicly mourning the loss of a database once heralded as a key part of the city's gun control laws.The registry, put in place by then-Mayor Richard Daley after the U.S. Show More Summary
Guest Post by Mara Zebest There’s not enough information to determine the precise facts yet, but on the surface, it appears that Sheriff Nicholas Finch of Bristol Florida was attempting to protect and defend the citizens’ 2nd amendment rights by refusing to arrest … Continue reading ?
The Illinois legislature has just passed a concealed-carry bill and the governor may have no choice but to sign it into law. The law has parts that are silly, parts that are stupid, and parts that are just bizarre. Did the folks in Springfield even read the bill before they voted?
Since legislators ended their spring session Friday night with little significant to show for it other than fracking regulations and the concealed carry legislation...
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, in a statement, said the extension request “would allow the governor a reasonable amount of time to fulfill his state constitutional duties” and “help prevent a situation in which there is no state law in place governing the carrying of handguns in public, which the Court sought to avoid in setting the original stay.” [ more › ]
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a request with a federal appeals court asking for an additional 30 days to put in place a law that would allow citizens to carry guns in public.
Director Kris Koenig got an accidental crash course in the Second Amendment while riding with a California sheriff for a regionally-based documentary. The law officer asked if Koenig had a concealed carry permit, a simple question which led to Koenig researching the often arbitrary rules surrounding gun rights. Show More Summary
On May 31, the Illinois House of Representatives passed concealed carry legislation by a vote of 89-28. The Illinois Senate passed the same bill earlier in the day by a vote of 45-12. The large majorities guarantee that the legislature can override any potential veto by the governor. Show More Summary
After Friday's pathetic session in the Illinois House, it's okay to conceal carry, but gays can't marry. [ more › ]
Concealed Carry gets a foothold: After six months of debate, the question of whether Illinois gun owners should be allowed to carry their weapons in public places now rests with Gov. Pat Quinn.The state House voted 89-28 to approve a...Show More Summary
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (Reuters) - Illinois lawmakers on Friday approved a measure that permits residents to carry concealed guns, which if signed by the governor would make some form of carrying a concealed weapon legal in all 50 states.
Measure spelling out who could carry and where heads to governor — Illinois lawmakers on Friday approved a set of rules to spell out who can carry concealed guns and where they can be carried as the state seeks to meet a court-imposed deadline to allow the practice.