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  • Illinois House votes to allow residents to carry concealed guns

    05/25/2013 4:25:30 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 66 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 24, 2013 | Joanne Von Alroth
    The Illinois House of Representatives on Friday voted overwhelmingly to allow residents to carry concealed guns, taking the state one step closer to joining all others in allowing some form of carrying guns in public. Illinois is the only state in the nation to ban most people from carrying a concealed gun outside the home. Lawmakers acted on Friday after a federal appeals court in January struck down the ban, saying it violated the right to bear arms enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. The court gave the state six months to pass a new law that would be constitutional. The...