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Gun Policy News, 27 March 2004

United States

27 March 2004

Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY — Roughly one-fourth of Missouri counties are accepting applications for concealed-gun permits, one month after a complex state Supreme Court ruling gave local sheriffs grounds both for implementing and ignoring the contentious new law. Top counties The Missouri Highway Patrol reported yesterday that it had received 1,262 fingerprint background check requests for concealed-gun applicants from 27 counties. Here are the top five counties submitting... (

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United States

27 March 2004

Chicago Tribune

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate Friday approved legislation to allow retired police officers and former military police officers to carry concealed weapons, the latest example of a growing mood against gun control in the legislature despite the Democratic takeover of both chambers. In addition to the concealed-carry measure, lawmakers in recent days have voted for bills that would lower the age to obtain a gun owner's permit without parental consent and allow a... (

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