concealed carry http://wkms.org en IL State Police OK's Concealed-Carry Training http://wkms.org/post/il-state-police-oks-concealed-carry-training <p></p><p>Illinois State Police has posted on its website a list of approved concealed carry firearms training curricula. The list has all skills required by the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act.</p><p>It includes firearm safety; basic principles of marksmanship; care, cleaning, loading and unloading of a concealable firearm and transportation of a firearm. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 12:31:13 +0000 The Associated Press 35346 at http://wkms.org IL State Police OK's Concealed-Carry Training Illinois Pushes to Block Hastened Concealed-Carry http://wkms.org/post/illinois-pushes-block-hastened-concealed-carry <p></p><p>Illinois is amplifying its argument that a federal judge reject a legal push by gun-rights advocates to immediately start carrying firearms publicly, rather than waiting months under the state's new concealed carry law.</p><p>The law that passed July 9 gives Illinois State Police six months to set up a concealed-carry program before accepting applications. Police then have 90 days to process the forms. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:03:30 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 33217 at http://wkms.org Illinois Pushes to Block Hastened Concealed-Carry Ill. Senator Wants Handguns Banned from Churches http://wkms.org/post/ill-senator-wants-handguns-banned-churches <p>An Illinois state senator wants to add churches to the list of places where concealed guns wouldn't be allowed in new state law.</p><p>Park Ridge Democrat Dan Kotowski said he doesn't agree with a provision in the state's new concealed-carry law that allows guns in churches, temples or mosques. He filed an amendment to the law Monday and said he'll push for its approval.</p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:41:36 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 33091 at http://wkms.org Ill. Senator Wants Handguns Banned from Churches Quinn: Concealed Carry Decision is 'Imminent' http://wkms.org/post/quinn-concealed-carry-decision-imminent <p>Gov. Pat Quinn says a decision is “imminent” on whether he’ll sign a concealed carry bill.</p><p>Illinois faces a July 9 deadline to legalize carry of weapons after a federal appeals court found Illinois' ban unconstitutional. Quinn has given few hints about what he'll do.</p><p>Quinn could veto the measure which outlines who can carry.</p><p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 21:11:45 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 32672 at http://wkms.org Quinn: Concealed Carry Decision is 'Imminent' 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 Court Gives IL More Time for Concealed Carry Appeal http://wkms.org/post/court-gives-il-more-time-concealed-carry-appeal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Supreme Court&nbsp;has given&nbsp;Illinois' attorney general more time to decide whether to appeal their ruling that the state's ban on the public possession of firearms is unconstitutional.</span></p><p>Attorney General Lisa Madigan now has until June 24 to ask the high court to hear the case.</p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 19:47:16 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 31385 at http://wkms.org Court Gives IL More Time for Concealed Carry Appeal Concealed Carry Measure Fails in Illinois House http://wkms.org/post/concealed-carry-measure-fails-illinois-house <p></p><p>The Illinois House has defeated a proposal allowing the carrying of concealed guns in public.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The vote was 64-45 in favor of the bill. But it fell short of the needed 71 votes. A supermajority was necessary because the law would pre-empt the home-rule powers of several cities.</p><p>The legislation sponsored by Democratic Rep. Brandon Phelps would have required authorities to issue concealed-carry permits to anyone who passed background checks. Phelps used a legislative procedure that will allow him to recall the bill later for another vote. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:30:10 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30773 at http://wkms.org Concealed Carry Measure Fails in Illinois House 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 Madigan: Supreme Court Pass on Guns Ripples in Illinois http://wkms.org/post/madigan-supreme-court-pass-guns-ripples-illinois <p></p><p>Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to stay out of the gun debate in New York will influence Illinois' concealed carry discussions.</p><p>The justices declined Monday to hear a challenge to a strict New York law making it difficult to get a license to carry a concealed handgun in public.</p><p>In Illinois, lawmakers are crafting guidelines for concealed carry after a federal appeals court said Illinois' ban was unconstitutional. It's the only state with a concealed carry ban nationwide. Lawmakers have until early June. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:57:31 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30619 at http://wkms.org Madigan: Supreme Court Pass on Guns Ripples in Illinois Illinois House Adds Phelps Fun-Carry Bill as Amendment http://wkms.org/post/illinois-house-adds-phelps-fun-carry-bill-amendment <p></p><p>The Illinois House completed seven hours of debate on the contentious issue of public gun possession by adopting a comprehensive plan long pushed by advocates.</p><p>The vote in favor of Representative Brandon Phelps' amendment doesn't mean concealed-carry got House approval. Phelps’ plan was one of a dozen amendments to a concealed-carry bill a federal court says Illinois must adopt by June.&nbsp; Wed, 27 Feb 2013 15:09:46 +0000 Whitney Jones 28611 at http://wkms.org Illinois House Adds Phelps Fun-Carry Bill as Amendment