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On June 16, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued an opinion in a widely discussed case involving the purchase of guns. Specifically, the case, Abramski v. United States, addresses “straw purchases” of guns. A straw purchase means that someone purchases a gun on another person’s behalf, but represents himself as the […]

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Illinois Concealed Weapon Law Not until the year 2012, the law in Illinois forbid any citizen to carry a gun or any firearm either openly or concealed, outside his or her home. This law was struck down by a federal appellate, because it found out that the law violated the second Amendment in the case […]

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The shooting death of a 19-year-old Detroit woman has sparked outrage across the country, and has raised questions as to whether the shooting was racially motivated. While the media and the public speculate as to whether the killing of Renisha McBride was similar to the high-profile killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, the homeowner who […]

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Several news stories regarding weapons charges in Illinois have popped up in the last week, highlighting both the conduct of offenders and the activities of lawmakers to crack down on gun-related crime. While lawmakers contemplate establishing harsher sentences for gun-law violators, an Illinois student faces serious charges for gun-related felony crimes. According to abclocal.go.com, a […]

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Illinois is no stranger to controversy over gun control laws. With the recent passage of new legislation, as well as new precedent established by the Illinois Supreme Court, felony crimes involving guns are murky, making the job of prosecutors in charging suspects more difficult. A recent situation involving a gun owner from out-of-state and a golf tournament […]

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When people think of a weapon used in threatening someone or committing a crime, they likely think of a gun. Today, more often than not, a robbery, burglary, or kidnapping is reported along with the threat of using a gun. However, under the law, guns are not the only weapons that can be used in an unlawful […]

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