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One of the frequent statistics cited by gun-control opponents is that lawful gun owners are generally not the perpetrators of gun-related crimes. But what happens when a lawfully licensed gun owner purchases a gun, and that gun is stolen by someone who otherwise wouldn’t be able to purchase the firearm legally? New legislation signed into […]

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A robbery last weekend in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood demonstrates the wide variety of felony criminal charges that a suspect may face in an alleged robbery involving a firearm. The case is a good example of how a somewhat routine robbery can escalate into multiple serious crimes with severe penalties and consequences. Suntimes.com reports that in the very early hours […]

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What is Stop and Frisk? Of late, there has been much discussion revolving around NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s stop and frisk policy.  What is stop and frisk?  Stop and frisk involves a brief, non-intrusive, police stop of a suspect.  The Fourth Amendment requires that the police have a reasonable suspicion that a crime has been, is being, or is […]

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Illinois concealed carry laws The 2008 landmark case, District of Columbia v. Heller posited many conflicting interpretations of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.  It provided, in part, a “guarantee [of] the individual right to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation.” Additionally the Supreme Court of the United States stated, the right of […]

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Last time we addressed the continuing change in concealed carry laws, the law had been passed, subsequently vetoed by Governor Quinn, and then overturned by the state senate.  According to the language of the law, firearm owners would not be able to take advantage of the law until 2014, while lawmakers worked out the regulations and […]

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We have all been pulled over by the police whether it be for speeding, rolling a stop sign, or a blown out taillight.  Some of us may also have been questioned following this traffic stop and some of us may have been asked to consent to a search of the vehicle after questioning.  If you […]

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If you ever needed more proof that drugs are not an insular (low socio-economic communities) issue, look no further then to the person who may have had a hand in judging you.   Wearing cutoff shorts and a T-shirt with the slogan “Bad is my middle name,” St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook pleaded not guilty […]

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On July 9, Governor Quinn executed the highly publicized “veto” in regard to the new concealed carry legislation.  On the same day, the Illinois lawmakers overturned the veto.  Gun owners and concealed carry enthusiasts marked the day as a victory for 2nd Amendment rights.  However, this does not mean that one may begin to carry their […]

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Illinois Concealed Carry Laws The 2008 landmark case, District of Columbia v. Heller posited many conflicting interpretations of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.  It provided, in part, a “guarantee [of] the individual right to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation.” Additionally the Supreme Court of the United States stated, the right of […]

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Illinois is at the center of a heated national debate about gun control right now.  This is largely because the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit has permanently enjoined the State from enforcing its ban on concealed carry of firearms as unconstitutional.  The Court has given the state a deadline for which to craft a […]

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