Sunday, February 10, 2013
On Feb. 19 and Feb. 22, the state will stage public hearings to discuss a new concealed carry handgun law for Illinois.
Gun control hearings will convene before an Illinois House committee later this month, says Speaker Mike Madigan, and there will be much talk about a new concealed carry law. One hearing will take place in Chicago on Feb. 22, at the Michael A. Bilandic Building in Chicago. The other will be in Springfield on Feb. 19 at the Capitol. “In light of events in recent months in Illinois and in other parts of the country, it’s appropriate and necessary that we give a full vetting to proposed state legislation on this matter," reads a statement from Madigan. "These hearings will provide an opportunity for gun-safety advocates, gun-rights supporters and members of the law enforcement community to offer their views and argue their cases to …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
President Obama spoke to the nation this morning about his proposal to reduce gun violence; recommends background check for all gun purchases, assault weapons ban.
Wednesday, January 16
President Barack Obama spoke to the nation this morning and presented a proposal to reduce gun violence. We'll provide a link to the full video when one is posted. "I will put everything I've got into this and so will Joe [Biden]," Obama said in his closing remarks today. Of particular note in his proposal, Obama called for the following: Did you see the president's address this morning? Tell us what you thought in comments below. Do Obama's recommendations seem like a common sense approach to you, or are you concerned about the rights of gun owners? READ MORE FROM PATCH Gun Control: Where Does Your Congressman Stand? Guns-and-Ammo Tax Likely to Land in Court Police: Man Faces Gun Charges After Shooting at Driver in Parked Car Warning!! …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
An appeals court has decided Illinois' ban on carrying a weapon in public is unconstitutional.
A U.S. appeals court has ruled Illinois' ban on carrying a weapon in public is unconstitutional, according to the Chicago Tribune. Under the 2-1 ruling, the state would have to allow residents to carry weapons. But the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has given lawmakers 180 days to "craft a new gun law that will impose reasonable limitations, consistent with the public safety and the Second Amendment as interpreted in this opinion, on the carrying of guns in public," according to the Chicago Tribune. Illinois is the only state to not have some form of conceal carry, according to the Chicago Tribune. Here are some excerpts from the court's opinion: "We are disinclined to engage in another round of historical analysis to determine …