Concealed Carry

They See a Way Forward
4:20 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Illinois Lawmakers Respond to Gun Law Ruling

Rushville State Senator John Sullivan
Credit Rich Egger

A federal appeals court is giving the Illinois Legislature 180 days to create a concealed carry law. It cited the Second Amendment in striking down the state’s ban on carrying concealed weapons in public.

One western Illinois lawmaker believes the legislature can meet a court-ordered deadline to create a concealed carry law.

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Federal Court Ruling
2:39 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Illinois Gun Law Struck Down

Illinois is the lone state that prohibits people from carrying guns in public, but that might not be the case much longer.  A federal court opinion strikes down the state's ban.            

"“It means that in 2013 Illinois will join 49 other states and we will have a law to allow people to carry handguns for self-defense outside the home,” said Todd Vandermyde of the National Rifle Association.

Vandermyde has been lobbying legislators for years to pass a concealed carry law.  Now, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has given the General Assembly 180 days to pass one.

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11:45 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Concealed Carry on Adams County Ballot

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The Adams County (IL) Board has voted to place a question about carrying concealed firearms on the November ballot. The results of the referendum would be sent to the state.
Non-binding resolution will just ask voters if they believe the Legislature should enact concealed carry Adams County voters in November will see a concealed carry question on their ballots. The Adams County Board Tuesday night voted on a resolution to send the issue to the voters.

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