No reaction yet from Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons after state law enforcers release a statement, saying they will continue enforcing the state’s current concealed carry law.
“Continuing to criminally charge citizens for conduct that is constitutionally protected and for which charges would, ultimately, be dismissed, would be unconscionable and a terrible waste of judicial resources.”
Illinois State Police received more than 28,600 applications for FOID cards during April.
The firearm owners’ identification card is what McCann calls a compromise from a previous General Assembly. He also calls it redundant and unconstitutional.
FOID card information deemed not accessible under Illinois’ Freedom of Information guidelines.
“I think there’s a real concern among people who own guns…”
Peoria judge issues ruling
The Illinois attorney general says state police should release the name of everyone in the state who is authorized to own a gun.