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    Senators from Illinois and New York are making a bid to bring back legislation that would make selling guns to a prohibited possessor worth 20 years in federal prison. The proposal, to be filed this week in Washington, is sponsored by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, and co-sponsored by Sen...
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    [Video] Illinois State Police Approve 13,000 For Concealed Carry, Over 15,000 Applied Since Sunday
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    "Illinois is just a few weeks away from beginning the application process for concealed carry permits. The last state in the country to allow concealed carry, many residents are counting the days until they can submit their paperwork. Illinois State Police launched a website this week to help...
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    Plaque At Northeastern Illinois University Honors Abraham Lincoln . . . As A Democrat… | Weasel Zippers "I saw this on Twitter and figured it was a hoax (how could anyone be that stupid?), I did a little digging and amazingly it is not. The plaque is affixed to the exterior of the Jacob...
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    Proposed Illinois Gun Laws Would Impose 3-10 Year Minimum Sentences for Simply Possessing a Gun "The NRA-ILA is reporting that a dangerous bill is prepared to make some moves in the Illinois State Legislature. The bill, along with imposing stiffer penalties for using a gun in a crime, would...
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    NRA pushes back against Illinois proposal to increase gun penalties | Fox News This comment from a reader sums it up. "Chicago already has stiff penalties for felons who possess firearms, as does the federal government. So why are the Chicago politicians trying to pass this law at this time...
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    Illinois State Police Releases Official "No Guns" Sign for Businesses Who Wish to Prohibit Carry "The Illinois State Police have released their recommended, official design for the "No Guns" sign for businesses which wish to prohibit concealed carry at their establishments once the state begins...
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    Disabled Hunters Get Additional Chances to Hunt in Illinois Nice story.
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    BREAKING: Lewis Machine and Tool Bails on Illinois | The Truth About Guns
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    BREAKING: Illinois Becomes Sixth Constitutional Carry State? | The Truth About Guns "At Monday's hearing, defense attorney Matt Fakhoury asked Mandeltort to reconsider the request in light of the Supreme Court decision. She agreed and found the case against Haddad violated his Second Amendment...
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    BREAKING: Illinois Supreme Court Rules Right to Keep and Bear Arms Extends Outside the Home | The Truth About Guns It's been a bad, bad week for the gun grabbing twats.
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    President Obama may currently be calling on the states to review their respective "stand your ground" gun laws, but he wasn't always so opposed to the right-to-carry rule. Then-Sen. Obama co-sponsored 'stand your ground' law in 2004 in Illinois - Washington Times
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    House voted: 77-31 Senate voted: 41-17 Illinois enacts nation's final concealed-gun law Updated 12:17 pm, Tuesday, July 9, 2013 SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois has become the final state in the nation to allow the public possession of concealed guns, just ahead of a federal appeals...
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    BREAKING: Illinois Governor to Use "Amendatory Veto" to Change Conceal Carry Bill Today "According to a Chicago Tribune article, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will use his "amendatory veto" to make changes to the state's concealed carry bill which was overwhelmingly passed by the state...
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    BREAKING: Illinois Attorney General Tries to Delay CCW Bill Another Month "She claims the governor needs more time to review the bill before he makes a decision on whether to sign it or not."
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    Illinois Concealed Carry Showdown: House's Gun Bill Defeated In Senate Committee
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    Governor Quinn Promises to Fight Concealed Carry Bill After It Passes in House Looks like Cuomo has a butt buddy. "a massive overreach on the concealed carry issue that would automatically repeal local public safety ordinances including Chicago's assault weapons ban. Funny, I thought he was...
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    Didn't see this one posted yet so I created a new thread for it. After talking to an IL coworker of mine (who lives north of Chicago and is a gun enthusiast), CCW will be Shall-Issue in IL with some caveats. The local PD can object, and 16 hours of training will be required prior to CCW...
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    Sandy Hook parents help Illinois high-capacity magazine ban - Chicago Tribune I didn't know the circus was in town.
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