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NRA backs guns on Chicago buses, trains

Posted on February 21, 2013

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The National Rifle Association is backing the idea of riders carrying weapons on Chicago area trains and buses, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The issue was raised at a House hearing in Springfield, the first legislative step following a federal appeals court ruling, tossing out the state's ban on concealed guns in public. Illinois is currently the only state without concealed carry, though a handful of states do restrict guns on trains and buses.

The Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace are urging the General Assembly to prohibit firearms on mass transit if a "concealed carry" bill is brought up for a vote this year. For the full story, click here.

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