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Firearms

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  • Downstate woman became concealed carry icon

     Downstate woman became concealed carry icon
    Long before she became the lead plaintiff in a concealed carry lawsuit against Illinois, Mary Shepard had fallen in love with guns. It was 2007 when Shepard stumbled upon a story about women and guns in the local newspaper. What piqued her interest,...
  • Guns used in Isla Vista rampage were legally purchased, registered

    Guns used in Isla Vista rampage were legally purchased, registered
    Authorities recovered three semi-automatic handguns that belonged to the man who launched a mass shooting Friday through the streets near UC Santa Barbara that left six people and the gunman dead. The guns – two Sig Sauer p226 model handguns and a...
  • Isla Vista shooting renews frustration among gun control advocates

    Mixed in with prayers and sympathy after the Isla Vista shooting and stabbing rampage in Santa Barbara County were renewed calls Saturday to pass stronger gun control legislation. “Although the circumstances of this attack are under investigation,...
  • The Supreme Court punts on chance to end gun-control confusion

    The Supreme Court punts on chance to end gun-control confusion
    The Supreme Court's ruling about public displays of religion Monday provoked a lot of discussion, obscuring an equally intriguing decision the court issued that day about public displays of guns. In Town of Greece vs. Galloway, the court lifted a...
  • Isla Vista shootings: UC Santa Barbara community awash in grief

    Isla Vista shootings: UC Santa Barbara community awash in grief
    Thousands of community members gathered in a somber candlelight vigil on the UC Santa Barbara campus late Saturday to remember those who lost their lives during Friday's shooting rampage in Isla Vista. Three of the six victims have been identified as...
  • Gunrunner sentenced to nearly 17 years in prison

    Gunrunner sentenced to nearly 17 years in prison
    Chicago was in the midst of one of its most violent years in recent history in March 2012 when David Lewisbey bought six handguns from an Indiana gun show dealer and brought them back to Chicago to sell on the street. Less than two months later, federal...
  • Glen Burnie bomb suspect charged with federal gun crime

    Glen Burnie bomb suspect charged with federal gun crime
    Todd Wheeler Jr., the Glen Burnie man accused of making bombs in his home, has been charged with a federal gun crime. Wheeler was charged Monday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore with one count of possession of firearms by a prohibited person,...
  • Albuquerque police release brief video of shooting, angering residents

    Residents expressed outrage Wednesday that police released less than one minute of video in an hours-long standoff that ended with an officer-involved fatal shooting — the most recent incident in a series of deadly police shootings that have...
  • Northwest Side man first to lose concealed carry license

    Northwest Side man first to lose concealed carry license
    The first -- and so far only -- person to have his concealed carry license revoked in Illinois is a Northwest Side man accused of pulling a gun during an argument over rent money. William P. O'Connell, 54, got into the argument with another man around...
  • Gun instructors lose certification after students report too-short training

    Gun instructors lose certification after students report too-short training
    Two downstate firearms instructors have been decertified for failing to provide the required amount of training to students seeking concealed carry firearms permits, Illinois State Police announced today. Ninety-eight students certified by the...
  • Real estate agents grapple with Illinois' new gun law

    Real estate agents grapple with Illinois' new gun law
    At homes listed for sale this spring, a prospective buyer may notice the manicured lawn, the pot of flowers by the walkway, and possibly the state’s official “no guns” sign posted by the front door. Realty firms, like other businesses,...