Topic: Illinois State Rifle Association
Both chambers of the Illinois legislature on Tuesday overrode a veto on the matter by Gov. Pat Quinn. About 300,000 residents could apply for conceal-carry permits, although some details of the law have to be worked out first.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said state lawmakers have 180 days to write a new law that legalizesconcealed carry.
Cook County official proposes a five-cent bullet tax to curb violence. Bullet tax would raise an estimated $1 million a year.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants to make public all registered firearm owners through the state’s Freedom of Information Act. Opponents say public disclosure could increase crime.
04/10/2011 11:50 am
Chicago's longtime ban on handguns looked poised to be shot down after this week's ruling by the US Supreme Court. A new gun law proposed Thursday allows handgun ownership but requires multiple steps to obtain permits.
07/01/2010 08:02 pm
The Supreme Court will decide soon if Chicago's controversial handgun ban is unconstitutional. Both sides say such a decision would spur a slew of challenges to gun control laws elsewhere.
06/14/2010 06:30 pm
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley argues that more gun control will address the city's rising homicide rate. Others have proposed that the National Guard should be called in.
04/27/2010 09:00 pm