Illinois State 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 Court Sets Arguments In Ill. Concealed Carry Case http://wuis.org/post/court-sets-arguments-ill-concealed-carry-case <p></p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:36:39 +0000 Associated Press 7876 at http://wuis.org Court Sets Arguments In Ill. Concealed Carry Case Judge Tosses Bid For Immediate Concealed Carry http://wuis.org/post/judge-tosses-bid-immediate-concealed-carry <p></p><p>A federal judge is rejecting a legal bid by gun-rights advocates who wanted people to be able to immediately carry firearms in Illinois under the state's new concealed carry law.</p><p>East St. Louis U.S. District Judge William Stiehl threw out the lawsuit filed&nbsp;by Mary Shepard and the Illinois State Rifle Association, siding with the state and saying the legal action is moot.</p><p>Shepard and the rifle group had argued it was unconstitutional to make people&nbsp;wait for the permit process to be outlined under the new concealed carry law&nbsp;that lawmakers passed July 9.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 18:15:13 +0000 Associated Press 6446 at http://wuis.org Judge Tosses Bid For Immediate Concealed Carry