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Illinois lawmakers push for stricter gun laws

In the aftermath of a deadly July Fourth shooting, Illinois lawmakers are considering changes to Illinois gun laws. The goal of these potential changes is to limit access to some types of weapons and keep dangerous people from obtaining firearms. What types of changes...

What is the penalty for armed robbery?

Robbery, in and of itself, is a serious offense in Illinois, with the state classifying the crime as either a Class 2 or Class 1 felony, depending on a few present factors. However, if you use a weapon to commit robbery in Illinois, the state elevates the offense to a...

A look at weapons violations in Illinois

Under Illinois law, a weapon refers to a large assortment of instruments that can cause harm to another individual. Common weapons regulated by state laws include firearms, stun guns, tasers, bombs, grenades and more. Often it is the manner of use of the potential...

What could cause me to lose my gun rights?

The rights afforded to you in the U.S. Constitution are not without exceptions. Most notably, your gun rights can easily go away if you find yourself in certain legal situations.  According to Giffords Law Center, you will lose your gun rights if you have a felony...