guns http://wkms.org en Madigan Seeks to Delay Ill. Gun Plan a Second Time http://wkms.org/post/madigan-seeks-delay-ill-gun-plan-second-time <p></p><p>Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for more time to decide whether to appeal a lower court's order saying citizens should be allowed to publicly carry concealed guns.</p><p>Madigan <a href="http://wkms.org/post/court-gives-il-more-time-concealed-carry-appeal">already got one extension</a> — until June 24 — to challenge the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that said a ban on concealed firearms is unconstitutional. Now she wants until July 24.</p><p>Madigan filed the request late Friday.</p><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:36:53 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 32178 at http://wkms.org Madigan Seeks to Delay Ill. Gun Plan a Second Time Conway Comments On U.S. Senate Gun Bill http://wkms.org/post/conway-comments-us-senate-gun-bill <p></p><p>When conducting a background check on a person buying a gun, Kentucky’s Attorney General said they’re still limited by the information available in the system.&nbsp; And, with many mental health care providers already under a financial strain, Jack Conway said inputting all that data can be a hardship.</p><p>“Not only do those agencies have to provide mental health services, they have to interface with the data bases and law enforcement and provide the information and make sure it gets captured, make certain it’s available to people that need to access the information," He said. "So, we’re in the process of looking, making certain that all of our information is getting into the system,” said Conway. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:39:14 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 30755 at http://wkms.org Conway Comments On U.S. Senate Gun Bill Illinois House Erupts Over 'May Issue' Gun Bill http://wkms.org/post/illinois-house-erupts-over-may-issue-gun-bill <p></p><p>The difficulty over how lawmakers will craft a law allowing public possession of guns in Illinois has been clearly demonstrated on the House floor.</p><p>After being goaded by a Democrat, a pro-gun Republican got upset during a debate yesterday on legislation that would let local law enforcement officials decide who gets a permit to carry concealed weapons. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:27:58 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30723 at http://wkms.org Illinois House Erupts Over 'May Issue' Gun Bill Senator 'Disappointed' by Gun Proposal Failure http://wkms.org/post/senator-disappointed-gun-proposal-failure <p></p><p>U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he's disappointed that the Senate has rejected expanded background checks for gun purchases.</p><p>Kirk was one of four Republicans to vote in favor of the proposal, which failed Wednesday, 56-46. Five Senate Democrats voted against the measure. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:24:07 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30722 at http://wkms.org Senator 'Disappointed' by Gun Proposal Failure Tennessee Senate Votes to Block Access to Gun Carry Records http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-senate-votes-block-access-gun-carry-records <p></p><p>Before last year's elections, the executive director of the Tennessee Senate Republican Caucus obtained a copy of the entire database of handgun carry permit holders in the state.</p><p>On Wednesday, the GOP-controlled chamber voted to block public access to those records. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:57:50 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30433 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Senate Votes to Block Access to Gun Carry Records School Security Bill Advancing in Tennessee Legislature http://wkms.org/post/school-security-bill-advancing-tennessee-legislature <p></p><p>Teachers in Tennessee with prior law enforcement experience would be allowed to carry a gun at school under a proposal that's advancing in the state legislature.</p><p>The measure passed the House Education Committee Tuesday.&nbsp; The companion bill was approved in the Senate Judiciary Committee.&nbsp; Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:22:26 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30378 at http://wkms.org School Security Bill Advancing in Tennessee Legislature KY Gun Bill goes to the Senate Floor http://wkms.org/post/ky-gun-bill-goes-senate-floor <p></p><p style="line-height:150%">The Kentucky Senate is expected to vote on legislation focused on blocking any new federal gun control measures.&nbsp; The measure is sponsored by Madison County Senator Jared Carpenter. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:55:31 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 28433 at http://wkms.org KY Gun Bill goes to the Senate Floor Gun Control Forum - Full Discussion Online http://wkms.org/post/gun-control-forum-full-discussion-online <p><a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wkms/files/201302/wkms-gun-control-discussion.mp3">Click here to download the Mp3</a>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today on Sounds Good, we welcomed a panel of local representatives to speak about the issue of gun control from their respective areas of expertise. Our guests were&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Llena Chavis, licensed clinical social worker and a faculty member in Murray State's Department of Social Work; Dave Howe, Murray Police Department's Crime Prevention Sergeant; and Tracy McKinney, co-owner of First Choice Firearms in Murray. State Representative Mary Lou Marzian of Louisville was initially on the panel, but had to cancel to due to scheduling conflicts. Thank you to everyone who wrote to us or called in with questions.</span></p><p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:34:30 +0000 Chad Lampe 28430 at http://wkms.org Gun Control Forum - Full Discussion Online TN Guns in Trunks Passes Over Business Objection http://wkms.org/post/tn-guns-trunks-passes-over-business-objection <p></p><p>Neither businesses nor firearms groups are pleased with a bill that passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee late yesterday. The “guns-in-trunks” legislation is headed to a vote of the full state Senate.</p><p>The head of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce – Bill Ozier – told the panel that corporations see no need to expand the rights of gun owners. He also admitted businesses realize guns are already being stored in cars on their property. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 14:19:21 +0000 Blake Farmer (Nashville Public Radio) 27698 at http://wkms.org TN Guns in Trunks Passes Over Business Objection TEA OK with Arming Teachers as Last Resort http://wkms.org/post/tea-ok-arming-teachers-last-resort <p></p><p>The largest teachers union in the state is quietly on board with allowing educators to carry a weapon to class, at least as a last resort. The Tennessee Education Association is supporting a bill under consideration by the state legislature.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:35:01 +0000 Blake Farmer (Nashville Public Radio) 27637 at http://wkms.org TEA OK with Arming Teachers as Last Resort