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New Concealed Carry Study Supports Lott / Mustard Research

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics: The purpose of the present study is to determine the effects of state-level assault weapons bans and concealed weapons laws on state-level murder rates. Using data for the period 1980 to 2009 and controlling for state and year fixed effects, the results of the present study suggest that states with […]

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Response to “Contrary Revolvers: Why I Hate Revolvers” (by C.R. Williams 5/21/2013) USCCA online  I am not angry with Mr. Williams for writing an article contrary to revolvers, because I do not have an inhibiting emotional, egotistical or nostalgic attachment to revolvers. In fact, I carry a Glock as my primary weapon when I am on duty. But I do feel the need to respond to some […]

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Supporters say IL concealed carry bill won’t be stopped

PEORIA — Gov. Pat Quinn’s amendatory veto of the concealed carry legislation is expected to be nothing more than a speed bump, according to some local supporters of the bill. Quinn sent down the bill Tuesday morning after inserting some stricter gun control provisions into the legislation to be considered by the General Assembly. Those […]

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More Lawmakers Speak Out Against Quinn’s Concealed Carry Changes

State Lawmakers respond to Governor Quinn’s changes to the concealed carry bill. Bill Brady – Senator Bill Brady, a Republican from Bloomington and Republican candidate for Governor, issued the following statement regarding the Governor’s amendatory veto of concealed carry legislation: “The legislature spent many hours this spring debating concealed carry legislation. There was significant give-and-take […]

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AG Gets Second Gun Delay; Speaker Wants Bill OK’d

Gov. Pat Quinn undecided about legislation passed by House, Senate The U.S. Supreme Court granted an extension Tuesday for Illinois’s attorney general to decide whether to appeal a court order permitting the state’s gun owners to carry concealed firearms. Justice Elena Kagan granted a delay until July 22, essentially a second 30 days of leeway […]

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