1 hr ago | Athens Banner-Herald
Gun owners could carry concealed weapons in Illinois, the last state in the nation to prohibit it, under legislation that swept through the House Friday with the backing of the powerful Democratic speaker from Chicago, a longtime proponent of firearms restrictions.
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Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says a concealed carry bill that would wipe out all local gun ordinances in the state is "offensive." The measure brokered by House Speaker Michael Madigan also would allow qualified gun owners to carry their weapons in public, with some restrictions.
6 hrs ago | MyStateline.com
The Illinois House has passed a concealed carry bill, 85-30, which would set uniform standards for concealed carry statewide.
7 hrs ago | US News & World Report
I was heartbroken, along with the rest of the country, over the shooting of 26 innocent adults and children in Newtown, Conn., last December.
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Gandhi once said that "the best politics is right action." President Obama should have followed that sage advice when proposing a response to recent shootings that have shocked the nation.
9 hrs ago | New York Daily News
Assemblyman Joe Lentol sponsored the measure, which has not rankled gun control advocates.
13 hrs ago | Reuters
Leaders of Connecticut gun advocacy groups said on Thursday they had sued to knock down a strict new gun-control law passed in April because they believed the measure would not improve public safety.
There's a lot of talk around the country these days about rights and freedoms. The Second Amendment right to bear arms and the First Amendment right to speak freely have been of primary focus as the debate rages over gun control in the wake of December's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Over the past 48 hours, National Public Radio , India Today and Opposing Views have zeroed in on a months-old southwest Oregon rape case that underscores the need for gun ownership where police are few and far between due to budget cuts.
A post yesterday featured the Independence Institute's Dave Kopel talking about a lawsuit targeting Colorado's new gun-control laws -- and featuring the support of Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith and 54 of his colleagues around the state.
A concealed-carry gun deal brokered by House Speaker Michael Madigan cleared a House committee Thursday, but its prospects were unclear across the Capitol in the Senate because of the way it would curb existing local gun laws.
Illinois legislation allowing public possession of concealed guns has passed the House Judiciary Committee.
A new Pew Research Center poll finds broad support for background checks on gun purchases, but 6 in 10 Americans doubt Congress will pass gun control laws this year.
When the League of Humane Voters of New Jersey announced support for state Senator Raymond Lesniak in his primary election campaign, the New Jersey Outdoor Alliance reacted with some strongly worded remarks attacking the lawmaker.
Nearly six in 10 Americans back a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants, with narrow preference for prompt action on the issue.
<![CDATA[MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama's governor has signed legislation that expands where people can carry guns in Alabama. The bill by Republican Sen. Scott Beason of Gardendale passed the Legislature Monday, and Bentley's office announced he signed it into law Wednesday. House Speaker Mike Hubbard said the governor's signature makes Second Amendment rights more secure. The new law says employees can have firearms in their cars at work, and businesses can't be sued for any harm resulting from the use of those weapons. Loaded weapons can be carried in cars by anyone with a concealed carry permit. A driver can carry an unloaded weapon, as long as it is out of reach, even without a permit. Sheriffs must issue a written justification for denying a concealed weapons permit, and the decision can be appealed.
The City of Clermont may be best known as home to the Citrus Tower, but as 9 Investigates first revealed in February, it is also home to the ZIP code with the most concealed weapons permits in our area.