Gun Rights

Ill. Sheriff Proposes Concealed Carry Ordinance

To deal with lack of action from state legislature (and also give him control over licenses)


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.


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

    The horror…

  2. 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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