Wednesday, April 17, 2013 5:21 pm
Senate rejects effort to ease concealed gun limits
The Associated Press
The vote was a win for gun control forces, which have been battling the National Rifle Association and gun-rights forces over the issue for years.
Opponents say the plan would let people from states with loose requirements for the permits bring weapons into states with tougher standards.
Gun rights advocates say people with such permits should be able to carry concealed weapons elsewhere.
Every state but Illinois plus the District of Columbia currently issues concealed carry permits. Under the measure, states that issue the permits would have had to honor those issued by others.