Amanda Vinicky

Illinois Statehouse Bureau Chief

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It could be months before anyone can actually bring a gun outside the home in Illinois under the state’s new concealed carry law.

But a separate provision of the law has already taken effect.  Beginning this weekend, communities will no longer have the ability to enact restrictions on assault weapons.

The law legislators passed for July 9 gave communities ten days to place local limits on the sale, possession, and transport of so-called “assault weapons.” 

Nicole Chen called that “ludicrous” and a decision that shouldn’t be left to the state.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said she will not seek the Democratic nomination for governor.

The Illinois State Rifle Association said the concealed carry law approved by Illinois lawmakers Tuesday is not good enough.