Illinois gun rights http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Illinois House Committee Passes Concealed Guns Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-house-committee-passes-concealed-guns-bill <p><em>Will be updated.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois legislation allowing public possession of concealed guns has passed the House Judiciary Committee. It was a compromise backed by Speaker Michael Madigan.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The measure was endorsed Thursday 13-3 and goes to the full House Friday. It comes two weeks before a June 9 deadline set by a federal appeals court for Illinois to abandon its prohibition on the public possession of weapons.</span></p> Thu, 23 May 2013 18:27:37 +0000 The Associated Press 26666 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois House Committee Passes Concealed Guns Bill Ill. Senate Panel Endorses Ammunition Limit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-senate-panel-endorses-ammunition-limit <p><em>Updated 4:25 p.m. with vote results &nbsp;</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Parents of two Sandy Hook elementary students killed by a Connecticut gunman last fall testified in favor of limiting high-capacity ammunition magazines in Illinois.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois Senate's Executive Committee voted 12-3 Monday to advance legislation banning magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.</span></p> Mon, 20 May 2013 13:57:34 +0000 WBEZ 26546 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. Senate Panel Endorses Ammunition Limit Facing June Deadline, Ill. No Closer To Concealed Carry Law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/facing-june-deadline-ill-no-closer-concealed-carry-law <p>Groups on both sides of the concealed carry debate in Illinois say the state is no closer to crafting a court-ordered law than they were the first day of this legislative session.</p><p>Richard Pearson is executive director of the <a href="http://www.isra.org/">Illinois State Rifle Association</a>. He says lawmakers are sidelining the plan by bypassing the usual committee process:</p><p>"We've had committee meetings from one end of the state to the other, and out of this we have gotten nothing," Pearson said.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:24:40 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 24837 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Facing June Deadline, Ill. No Closer To Concealed Carry Law