Feature

Last state passes law on concealed handguns

Illinois this week became the last state in the nation to allow licensed residents to carry concealed handguns.

Illinois this week became the last state in the nation to allow licensed residents to carry concealed handguns. The state had been under court order to adopt the law since December, when a federal appeals court struck down the state’s ban on concealed carries as a violation of the Second Amendment right to bear arms. In May, the state legislature passed a bill allowing citizens to apply for permits to carry firearms in public, but Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed it, citing an epidemic of gun violence in Chicago, where 12 people were shot dead last weekend. This week majorities in the state House and Senate overrode his veto. “This was the wrong move for public safety in Illinois,” said Quinn.

Recommended

America's Catch-22 in Taiwan and Ukraine
Earth.
Picture of Noah MillmanNoah Millman

America's Catch-22 in Taiwan and Ukraine

Germany imposes new restrictions on unvaccinated
Angela Merkel.
'a very, very difficult situation'

Germany imposes new restrictions on unvaccinated

Olympic committee: 2nd call with Peng Shuai 'reconfirmed' she 'appeared to be safe'
Shuai Peng
'difficult situation'

Olympic committee: 2nd call with Peng Shuai 'reconfirmed' she 'appeared to be safe'

10 things you need to know today: December 1, 2021
A vigil for Oxford High School shooting victims
Daily briefing

10 things you need to know today: December 1, 2021

Most Popular

Meghan Markle handed win in court battle with U.K. tabloid
Meghan Markle
meghan vs. tabloids

Meghan Markle handed win in court battle with U.K. tabloid

Late night hosts joke about Trump's secret COVID test
Donald Trump shares COVID with Joe Biden
Last Night on Late Night

Late night hosts joke about Trump's secret COVID test

Michigan prosecutor may charge Oxford shooter's parents, too
Oxford High School in Michigan
In loco parentis

Michigan prosecutor may charge Oxford shooter's parents, too