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Current Status of Right to Carry Bills in Illinois

Illinois --( Many of you are asking about the status of Right to Carry bills in the IL General Assembly.

The legislators adjourned for the summer at the end of May and current carry bills (HB5221, HB6249, HB462) have been returned to committee where they wait further action which could possibly come during the fall veto session which begins Nov. 16, 2010.

Now is the time to concentrate on much needed efforts to insure pro-carry candidates are elected in the House, Senate, and the Governor’s office this fall!

A pro-carry governor who knows what the Second Amendment means and supports our right to protect ourselves and our families is essential! Gov. Pat Quinn has vowed to veto any Right to Carry bill that makes it to his desk.

Candidate Bill Brady has always been a supporter of the Second Amendment and has sponsored carry bills in the past.

The choice of who you will support for Governor and where you will spend your campaign dollars should be easy. But don’t stop there, get involved by volunteering to put out yard signs, work phone banks, march in parades, talk to your friends, family, and neighbors about who you support and why!

The IllinoisCarry forum was started in April 2004. The idea was that Illinois needed a central location to communicate ideas and information regarding 2nd Amendment issues in Illinois. There are many organizations in Illinois working to protect our 2nd Amendment Rights. Working with these groups IllinoisCarry has become the central location for information and Action Alerts. IllinoisCarry will not endorse political candidates. We simply provide information so voters can make informed decisions. Our goal is to join the other 48 states that allow their citizens to carry concealed firearms. We encourage you to register on our forum and join the fight for your 2nd Amendment Rights in Illinois. Visit

  • 2 User comments to “Current Status of Right to Carry Bills in Illinois”

    1. In Illinois any conceal carry would be an improvement.

      The problem we have in Illinois is the willingness of the NRA/ISRA to compromise and play games than stand for a strong second amendment culture.

      This year thanks to the NRA, HB5832 was passed into law a bill that mandates 1-3 years in prison for having a loaded firearm in your possession without a valid FOID card.

      Illinois and the country is ready to restore a bill of rights culture but the NRA seems to want to maintain the status quo

      Our country is in trouble and Now is not the time for compromise of constitutional principles

      I want the FOID card repealed not strengthened

    2. When he ran for Lt. Governor, Pat Quinn loved to play up how he was a “man of the people”, and pro-consumer; since he headed an organization that fought rate hikes by electric utilities.

      Now, he’s threatening to veto any open-carry bill that comes on his desk – while at the same time, he wants to hike the state income tax rate.

      Man of the people, yeah right.

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