Conceal Carry Becomes Law in Illinois

Concealed Carry
Conceal Carry Becomes Law in Illinois

Illinois –-( Yesterday the IL House of Representatives cast 77 votes to override Quinn’s veto.  The Senate followed with 41 votes to override. Both votes surpassed the needed 71 and 36 respectively needed for a successful override.

Supporters of the measure were also able to defeat an end run around the bill when Senate President John Cullerton introduced a trailer bill to make the law more restrictive.

Passage of the bill came almost simultaneously with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals lifting the stay on their judgment against the state’s unconstitutional Unlawful Use of a Weapon statute.

On July 9, 2013 Illinois officially joined the other 49 states which have had Right to Carry laws successfully in place for years.

The Illinois State Police have posted a new concealed carry Frequently Asked Questions page to their website. The page is a work in progress and more information will be posted as it becomes available. The ISP have up to 180 days to implement a license issuing system and to prepare a list of registered instructors who are qualified to offer the required training.

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