Articles on Firearms

‘When They Pry It From My Cold Dead Hand’—Transferring Firearms Following the Death or Disability of an Illinois Resident: Part 1 By Melissa A. Maye Trusts and Estates, September 2019 Every attorney who engages in estate planning and administration in Illinois has a responsibility to his or her clients to understand the federal, state, and local laws that apply to the transfer of firearms following the disability or death of an Illinois resident.
New hope for young adult gun offenders: 2018 AGG UUW First Offender Program By Paul C. Meyers Criminal Justice, March 2018 Effective January 1, 2018, the First Time Weapon Offender Program not only provides for probation, but for the possibility of avoiding a conviction
Appellate court addresses Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board By Tracy Douglas Administrative Law, November 2016 This case highlights some problems with Illinois' concealed carry law.
Police training By Peter LaSorsa Human and Civil Rights, October 2014 A look at the training that police officers receive prior to obtaining a badge and gun.
Administrative law implications of the Firearm Concealed Carry Act By Tracy Douglas Administrative Law, January 2014 This article will discuss the application process and administrative procedures outlined in the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, and note potential issues with its implementation from an administrative law perspective.
Does the Second Amendment present a human-rights issue? By Evan Bruno Human and Civil Rights, December 2013 There can be no doubt that the Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights is alive and well. But to what extent does the right to “keep and bear arms” constitute a “human right?”
The Firearm Concealed Carry Act in a nutshell By Jennifer E. Bae General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, October 2013 On July 9, 2013 Illinois became the last state to adopt a concealed carry law that allows permitted gun owners to carry firearms in public places after they pass an application process.
What business owners and attorneys need to know about the Firearm Concealed Carry Act By Frank J. Del Barto Business Advice and Financial Planning, September 2013 An overview of the Firearm Concealed Carry Act and its implications for employers and business owners.
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Please check your guns at the door: Employer rights under the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act By Richard A. Russo Labor and Employment Law, August 2013 The Act provides those employers not included on the list of prohibited areas with the flexibility to determine whether or not they wish to permit employees and visitors with concealed carry licenses to carry concealed firearms in the workplace.
A commentary on guns at work By Jim McGrath Corporate Law Departments, February 2010 Today Illinois and Wisconsin are the only states that do not permit some form of carrying a concealed firearm, and each year bills are introduced in the Illinois legislature that would permit concealed carrying, but have not yet seen the light of day. But, in March 2009, more than 5,100 gun owners marched in Springfield to demand a right to carry a concealed weapon, and plan on doing it again in March 2010, and until a law is finally passed.

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