concealed carry

Gun Sales
8:03 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

St. Louis Area Gun Shops Seeing More Sales, First-Time Buyers

Several local gun stores are reporting an increased demand for tactical weapons and training.
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Several St. Louis area gun shops are reporting a spike in sales, and some are attributing it, in part, to preparations ahead of an expected grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

About two-thirds of the local gun stores St. Louis Public Radio spoke with report increased sales. Two stores, Marco Polo Outfitters in Chesterfield and Butterfield Gun Works in Ballwin, said they haven't seen a significant jump in sales.

Other stores said it's typical to see more sales at this time of year, thanks to deer season and the start of holiday shopping.

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Concealed-carry permits
3:59 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Illinois Starts Mailing Approved Concealed-Carry Permits

Illinois started mailing out concealed-carry permits.
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Illinois' very first concealed-carry permits -- about 5,000 of them -- were mailed today, according to the Illinois state police, as reported by the Chicago Tribune.

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.

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Concealed Carry Panel
2:11 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Quinn Names Panel That Will Review Objections To Concealed-Carry Permit

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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.

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Concealed Carry
2:11 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Want A Concealed-Carry Permit In Illinois Before April? File Another Lawsuit

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Gun owners in Illinois who want a concealed-carry permit before April 2014 will have to file a new lawsuit in federal court.

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Dept. of Revenue/Scanning
9:36 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Mo. House Committee Releases Report Accusing DOR Of Breaking 2009 Anti-REAL ID Law

State Rep. Stanley Cox (R, Sedalia) present the findings of the House Cmte. on Privacy Protection at a press conference in O'Fallon, Mo., on Oct. 25, 2013.
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A Missouri House committee that spent the summer investigating the Department of Revenue (DOR) is officially accusing the state agency of breaking the law.

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12:06 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Judge Tosses Bid For Hastened Ill. Concealed Carry

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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.

East St. Louis U.S. District Judge William Stiehl 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.

Shepard and the rifle group had argued it was unconstitutional to make people wait for the permit process to be outlined under the new concealed carry law that lawmakers passed July 9.

DOR/Conceal Carry Controversy
7:04 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Former Mo. DOR Director Appears Before House Committee Investigating Scanning Controversy

Former Mo. DOR Dir. Alana Barragan-Scott testifies before the Mo. House Privacy Protection committee on July 24, 2013.
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The final day of hearings into the Department of Revenue's now-defunct policy of scanning and storing documents of driver's license applicants featured the agency's former director answering questions under oath.

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DOR/Conceal Carry Controversy
6:21 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Mo. House Committee Grills Nixon Officials Over Scanning Documents & Release Of Conceal-Carry List

Mo. Office of Admin. Commissioner Doug Nelson testifies before the Mo. House committee on Privacy Protection on July 23, 2013.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

A Missouri House committee looking into the Department of Revenue's now-defunct policy of scanning documents of driver's license applicants is finally hearing from top officials from Governor Jay Nixon's office.

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4:38 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Governor Quinn Visits Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge

Ill. Governor Pat Quinn visits the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge in East St. Louis July 15, 2013. The bridge is scheduled to open March 2014.
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On Monday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn paid a visit to the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge in East St. Louis.

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.

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11:55 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Illinois Becomes Last State In The Nation To Legalize Concealed Carrying Of Guns

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Updated 2:26 p.m. via Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky. Will be updated further.

Illinois is now a state where concealed carry of weapons is legal. The Illinois Senate voted to override the veto of Gov. Quinn 41-17.

Earlier story:

The Illinois House has rejected Gov. Pat Quinn's changes to legislation allowing the carrying of concealed guns on the deadline for action set by a federal court.

If the Senate approves it later today, Illinois would join the rest of the nation in allowing firearms to be carried in public.

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