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July 17, 2013

Ciara McCarthy: No data to evaluate gun-rights claim

Last week, Illinois became the 50th state to enact concealed-carry legislation. The Illinois law allows concealed guns on private property and in places of work and worship unless property owners post signage that indicates otherwise; it prohibits guns in schools, parks, child care facilities, government buildings, public transportation, and establishments where the majority of revenue comes from alcohol sales, among other places. The big picture: It is now perfectly legal to carry a concealed firearm in public everywhere in the country except for Washington, D.C., with varying restrictions on who exactly is allowed to carry and where he or she can do so.

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