concealed carry http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Illinois Starts Mailing Approved Concealed-Carry Permits http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-starts-mailing-approved-concealed-carry-permits <p>Illinois' very first concealed-carry permits -- about 5,000 of them -- were mailed today, according to the Illinois state police, as <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-illinois-first-concealed-carry-licenses-in-the-mail-5000-of-them-20140228,0,696877.story">reported by the Chicago Tribune.</a></p><p>The Tribune also reported that so far the state has received about 50,000 applications for a concealed-carry permit. It added that about 300 requests have been denied and 800 more are under review because of objections by law enforcement.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:59:13 +0000 Susan Hegger 34089 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois Starts Mailing Approved Concealed-Carry Permits Quinn Names Panel That Will Review Objections To Concealed-Carry Permit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-names-panel-will-review-objections-concealed-carry-permit <p>Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has appointed the seven men and women he wants to review objections raised by local or state police to applications for concealed-carry permits.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 20:11:06 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 32604 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quinn Names Panel That Will Review Objections To Concealed-Carry Permit Want A Concealed-Carry Permit In Illinois Before April? File Another Lawsuit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/want-concealed-carry-permit-illinois-april-file-another-lawsuit <p>Gun owners in Illinois who want a concealed-carry permit before April 2014 will have to file a new lawsuit in federal court.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:11:21 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 31215 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Want A Concealed-Carry Permit In Illinois Before April? File Another Lawsuit Judge Tosses Bid For Hastened Ill. Concealed Carry http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judge-tosses-bid-hastened-ill-concealed-carry <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A federal judge is rejecting a legal bid by gun-rights advocates who wanted people to be able to immediately carry firearms in Illinois under the state's new concealed carry law.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">East St. Louis U.S. District Judge William </span>Stiehl<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> threw out the lawsuit filed by Mary Shepard and the Illinois State Rifle Association, siding with the state and saying the legal action is moot.</span></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 17:06:17 +0000 The Associated Press 28633 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Judge Tosses Bid For Hastened Ill. Concealed Carry Governor Quinn Visits Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/governor-quinn-visits-stan-musial-veterans-memorial-bridge <div><p>On Monday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn paid a visit to the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge in East St. Louis.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Quinn said the bridge will reduce congestion and pollution and praised the jobs the project has created. He also hopes the project nurtures a positive relationship between Missouri and Illinois.</span></p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:38:27 +0000 Chris McDaniel & Kristi Luther 28253 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Governor Quinn Visits Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge Illinois Becomes Last State In The Nation To Legalize Concealed Carrying Of Guns http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-becomes-last-state-nation-legalize-concealed-carrying-guns <div><p><em>Updated 2:26 p.m. via Illinois Public Radio's Amanda&nbsp;Vinicky. Will be updated further.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois is now a state where concealed carry of weapons is legal. The Illinois Senate voted to override the veto of&nbsp;</span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Quinn 41-17.</span></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Earlier story:</em></p><p>The Illinois House has rejected&nbsp;Gov. Pat Quinn's changes to legislation allowing the carrying of concealed guns on the deadline for action set by a federal court.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:55:23 +0000 The Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 28079 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois Becomes Last State In The Nation To Legalize Concealed Carrying Of Guns Quinn Changes Illinois Concealed Carry Legislation, But Not Without Controversy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-changes-illinois-concealed-carry-legislation-not-without-controversy <div><p><em>Updated 4;50 p.m. Reporting by Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky.</em></p><p>With a week to go before a deadline requiring Illinois allow people to carry guns in public, Governor Pat Quinn today vetoed the legislation Tuesday that would have authorized concealed carry.&nbsp;<br><br><em>(See full veto statement below)</em></p><p>The governor claims he's concerned about public safety, but he's already under fire by critics who say it's a political stunt. The measure's sponsor has already filed paperwork to override Quinn's changes.</p><p><strong>About Public Safety?</strong></p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:15:22 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 27895 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quinn Changes Illinois Concealed Carry Legislation, But Not Without Controversy While Waiting On State Action, Madison County Sets Its Own Guidelines For Concealed Carry http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/while-waiting-state-action-madison-county-sets-its-own-guidelines-concealed-carry <p><em>Updated at 11:50 a.m., Friday, June 7 &amp; 3:14 p.m.&nbsp;</em></p><p>The Illinois State Police on Friday issued a response to Gibbons' letter. The state police, along with the Illinois&nbsp;Association of&nbsp;Chiefs of Police and the Illinois Sheriff's Association, say they will continue to enforce state law which prohibits the carrying of "an immediately accessible firearm on your person or in your vehicle regardless of whether it is concealed." Violating the law can result in an arrest.</p><p><em>Our original story:</em></p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 20:19:41 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Bill Raack 27137 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org While Waiting On State Action, Madison County Sets Its Own Guidelines For Concealed Carry Concealed Carry Legislation Now In Hands Of Ill. Gov. Quinn http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/concealed-carry-legislation-now-hands-ill-gov-quinn <p><em>Will be updated. Reporting from&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Chris&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Slaby.</span></em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Both the Illinois House and Senate have approved legislation allowing people to carry guns in public. Illinois, under threat of a court order, is poised to be the last state with such a law.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The fate of concealed carry in Illinois now rests with Governor Pat Quinn.</span></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 21:38:16 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 26950 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Concealed Carry Legislation Now In Hands Of Ill. Gov. Quinn Ill. House Approves Plan To Allow Public Concealed Carry Of Guns http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-house-approves-plan-allow-public-concealed-carry-guns <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Will be updated.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois House has approved a plan to allow qualified gun owners to carry their weapons in public.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The proposal adopted Friday was brokered by House Speaker Michael Madigan, but it's opposed by several of his fellow Democrats, including the governor.</span></p> Fri, 24 May 2013 18:03:06 +0000 The Associated Press 26715 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. House Approves Plan To Allow Public Concealed Carry Of Guns