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Court Decision Ends Illinois’ Ban On Carrying Concealed Weapons

via Dave McKinney and Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun-Times In a huge win for gun-rights groups, a divided federal appeals court in Chicago Tuesday tossed the state’s ban on carrying concealed weapons and gave Illinois’ Legislature 180 days to craft a law legalizing concealed carry. “The debate is over. We won. And there will be a … Continue reading

Chicago Is The World’s Deadliest City

via Cord Jefferson, Gawker Two months before alleged killer James Holmes stormed a Colorado movie theater, murdering 12 and injuring dozens more, police and politicians in a different place were trying to squelch the tremors from their own mass killing. It was in Chicago, over Memorial Day weekend, when police responded to more than 40 … Continue reading

More Guns, Fewer Hoodies

via Gail Collins, The New York Times The debate over the shooting death of Trayvon Martin seems to be devolving into an argument about the right to wear hoodies, but it really does not appear to be a promising development. Congress, which never draws any serious conclusions from terrible tragedies involving gunplay, did have time … Continue reading

Virginia State Senate Approves Contentious Ultrasound Bill

via Anita Kumar, The Washington Post The Virginia Senate voted Tuesday for a scaled-back version of a contentious proposal that would require women to undergo external ultrasounds before abortions, but not the transvaginal ones. The 21-19 vote in the Republican-controlled Senate — mostly along party lines — came after Gov. Robert F. McDonnell asked legislators … Continue reading

Illinois Concealed Carry Ruling: Gun Rights Group Files Appeal With U.S. Supreme Court

via The Huffington Post A gun rights group filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court Monday after a federal judge in Springfield defended Illinois’ ban on concealed weapons. In an opinion issued Friday, U.S. Judge Sue Myerscough said the Second Amendment gives citizens the right to have guns in their home — not carry … Continue reading

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