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Whether you're traveling interstate, have recently moved, or are a long-time resident, knowing your specific state's gun laws is an important part of gun ownership.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Illinois: Suppressor Legislation Fight will Continue into 2017 Legislative Session

Today, the Illinois General Assembly was expected to consider Senate Bill 206, legislation that sought to legalize the ...


Monday, January 9, 2017

Illinois: Suppressor Legalization Bill could be Considered at Any Time

Senate Bill 206, legislation which would legalize the possession and use of suppressors in Illinois is pending consideration in the Senate ...

Chicago Sun-Times  

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Man with concealed-carry permit fatally shoots would-be robber

"Man with concealed-carry permit fatally shoots would-be robber A man with a concealed-carry license fatally shot a would-be ...

IL | DNA Info  

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Liquor Store Owner Fires Back In Armed Robbery

Two men entered the store wearing hooded sweatshirts and masks over their mouths. "Move back!" they shouted. "I'll ...

Gun Laws

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Man With Gun Breaks Up Bathroom Fight At Bottled Blonde

A bathroom brawl Sunday night at a busy River North bar ended quickly when a bystander pulled a ...

DNA Info, Chicago  

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Man With Concealed-Carry Permit Shoots Armed Robber

A man with a concealed-carry license shot an armed robber Wednesday night in Grand Boulevard, police said. At ...

Washington Times  

Monday, September 26, 2016

A tale of two states

There’s a lot of miles between downtown Chicago and, say, Valdosta. Illinois and Georgia are very different places, ...


Friday, September 16, 2016

The Myth of Chicago’s “Lax” Gun Laws

The escalating murder rate in Chicago has given rise to a new claim – that Chicago gun laws ...

Gun Laws

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Right-to-Carry permit holder defends himself and his friend from an armed robber, KMOV, St. Louis, Mo. 09/09/2016

A man armed with a gun approached two men walking in a neighborhood in Granite City, Ill. and ...


Friday, September 9, 2016

Chicago Officials (Finally) Recognize Criminals Cause Crime

After more than five years in office, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is finally looking beyond his city’s gun ...


Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.