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Illinois & Firearms
4:00 pm
Fri March 18, 2011

Ill. AG delays action on gun permit records

Ill. Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office said that it will halt all procedural steps on its ruling that the names of people with Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) cards should be made public.
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Action on releasing information about Illinois gun permits is being postponed until a court finishes reviewing the issue.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office said Friday it will halt all procedural steps on its ruling that the names of people with Firearm Owner Identification cards should be made public.

A Peoria court has issued a restraining order barring release of the information.

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Concealed Gun Legislation
2:51 pm
Thu March 17, 2011

Mo. House approves concealed gun legislation

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Missouri House members have approved legislation expanding the state's concealed gun laws.

The measure would lower Missouri's minimum age for getting a permit to carry a concealed gun from 23 to 21 years old. It also would allow legislative staff members and statewide elected officials who have permits to carry concealed guns in the Capitol.

Lawmakers who have permits already can bring a concealed weapon to their meetings.

The legislation was approved 117-38 on Thursday. It now goes to the Senate.

Illinois & Firearms
3:28 pm
Tue March 1, 2011

Ill. Atty. general: state police should release FOID card list

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Updated 4:07 p.m. March 1, 2011 with statement from Illinois State Police

The Illinois State Police released a statement this afternoon in disagreement with the Attorney General's recommendation:

"The Illinois State Police respectfully disagrees with the recent opinion of the Attorney General's Public Access Counselor (PAC) regarding the release of names of Firearm Owner Identification cardholders. The Department intends to request that the PAC issue a binding opinion so that the issue may be resolved through the judicial process."

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