A federal appeals court has refused an urgent request by gun rights advocates to let Illinois residents immediately tote firearms in public.
The law bars concealed weapons from schools, courthouses, government buildings, libraries and public transit but churches, mosques and synagogues must post signs.
“Police must factor in the new possibility that these individuals may be carrying these weapons with complete authority and the right to do so.”
A federal judge has rejected a push by gun rights advocates to let Illinois residents immediately tote firearms in public.
State Sen. Dan Kotowski (D-Park Ridge) says negotiations leading to the week-old concealed-carry law in Illinois left religious groups out.
Gun rights advocates are seeking to do away with the mandated six-month waiting period.
Gov. Jay Nixon signs bill encouraging NRA developed course.
For days, Quinn has been pushing for alterations to a bill that would end Illinois’ status as the last state in the nation to ban the concealed carry of weapons in public.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he predicts a “showdown” over his proposed changes to a concealed carry bill.
The Democratic governor used his amendatory veto power to tweak the legislation sent to him after months of debate and negotiation over the measure.