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Dec 14, 2012

Illinois conceal-carry law unconstitutional, says 7th Circuit

An Illinois law prohibiting individuals from carrying loaded guns outside the home violates the Second Amendment right to bear arms, the 7th Circuit has ruled in reversing judgment.

Aug 15, 2012

Court rejects appeal in gun trafficking case

A court has dismissed the appeal of a man serving a 10-year sentence for trafficking guns from Mississippi to Illinois, including one used in the slaying of a Chicago police officer.

Jul 17, 2012

Police officials call for tougher background checks for guns

Wisconsin police leaders are calling for more extensive background checks on gun buyers.

Jun 19, 2012

Winnebago Co. judges defend gun ban in courthouse

Winnebago County judges say they are prohibiting guns in their courtrooms to ensure everyone has a safe environment in which to settle a dispute.

Jun 18, 2012

Winnebago County DA wants his gun in courthouse (UPDATE)

The Winnebago County district attorney plans to file a petition with the state Supreme Court on Monday asking that he be allowed to carry his gun in the county courthouse.

Apr 11, 2012

Appeals court upholds ban on felons possessing guns (UPDATE)

Wisconsin's ban on felons possessing firearms is constitutional and extends to all felons, including nonviolent ones, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday in a case involving a man convicted of forging checks.

Feb 7, 2012

Prosecutor gun bill advances in Minn.

A bill that would allow prosecutors to carry firearms on duty has been misunderstood and misread, said Blue Earth County Attorney Ross Arneson.

Aug 17, 2011

Wauwatosa attorney faces gun charges

Wauwatosa attorney Thomas M. Barrett made his initial court appearance Tuesday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court for felony gun charges.

Aug 16, 2011

THE DARK SIDE: Shoot a gun outside your house and I’ll take your house

When you are a friendly neighborhood lawyer, you never know what sort of advice or representation your clients may need.

Jun 21, 2011

Assembly to vote on concealed-carry bill (UPDATE)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Supporters of a bill legalizing the carrying of concealed weapons in Wisconsin say it’s overdue and law-abiding citizens need it to protect themselves. The state Assembly debated the bill Tuesday and was expected to pass it and send it to Gov. Scott Walker later in the day. Democratic opponents say putting […]

Jun 3, 2011

Walker: Concealed carry needs permit, training

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker says any concealed carry bill that emerges from the Legislature should require permits and training provisions. Republican lawmakers are considering two bills that would allow state residents to carry concealed weapons. One would require a permit but no training. The other lays out no prerequisites whatsoever, a […]

May 12, 2011

Gun advocates lay out case for concealed carry (UPDATE)

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The time has finally come to let Wisconsin citizens to carry concealed weapons, gun advocates told state lawmakers Thursday. Wisconsin and Illinois are the only states that prohibit concealed weapons. Republican legislators have been trying for a more than a decade to lift the restrictions, but […]

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