National Rifle Association http://wuis.org en Gun Rights Activists Rally For Fewer Gun-Free Zones http://wuis.org/post/gun-rights-activists-rally-fewer-gun-free-zones <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Gun rights activists from across Illinois were in Springfield Wednesday, asking lawmakers to ease restrictions on where they're allowed to carry concealed weapons.</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:57:21 +0000 Hannah Meisel 20286 at http://wuis.org Gun Rights Activists Rally For Fewer Gun-Free Zones Black Lawmakers Block Chicago Gun Bill http://wuis.org/post/black-lawmakers-block-chicago-gun-bill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The city of Chicago had a setback in Springfield Thursday.</span></p><p>Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been pushing to increase prison sentences for people convicted of gun crimes. But on the last day of the Illinois legislature's fall veto session, a group of African-American legislators used a parliamentary maneuver to block him.</p><p>Such tactics are not uncommon in politics — but this was a rare example of Illinois Democrats pulling a fast one on members of their own party.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Brian Mackey 12594 at http://wuis.org Black Lawmakers Block Chicago Gun Bill