Dayton signs bill allowing prosecutors to carry guns to court

The measure allowing county attorneys and their assistants to carry firearms while on duty was overwhelmingly approved by the Legislature after last year's courtroom shooting that wounded the Cook County attorney. Prosecutors must still gain a state permit to carry a gun.
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The measure allowing county attorneys and their assistants to carry firearms while on duty was overwhelmingly approved by the Legislature after last year's courtroom shooting that wounded the Cook County attorney. Prosecutors must still gain a state permit to carry a gun.

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