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Ill. Sheriff Proposes Concealed Carry Ordinance

Sheriff Tom Dart said Sunday that he is proposing a concealed-carry gun ordinance to keep Cook County from becoming the “Wild West.”

Dart said he’s worried about a stalemate in the General Assembly on a law to license people to carry concealed guns. If legislators don’t meet a June 9 court deadline to pass such a law, anyone with a state firearm owner’s identification card could legally walk anywhere in public with a concealed weapon, Dart said.

Source: Chicago Sun-Times. Read full article. (link)

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  • rts||

    anyone with a state firearm owner’s identification card could legally walk anywhere in public with a concealed weapon

    The horror...

  • Tejicano||

    Seeing as they only have less than four weeks to do anything about this I don't expect they will act in time. So after the deadline passes and Illinois defaults to constitutional carry I have no doubt that the police will never simply allow people to go about their lives armed. I wonder what they will be chargning people with when the law no longer stands?

    Will the police pretend they can still charge people with a law which a federal court has struck down? Will local judges go along with this?

    Or will they arrest and charge people with something like "disorderly conduct" or some other nebulous infraction?

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