Illinois moves forward with what looks to be the most restrictive concealed handgun law in the country

Nationally, the average right-to-carry state requires 5 hours of training and a $65 permit fee.  Illinois will require 8 hours and $80.  Illinois will have neither the longest training nor the highest fees, but the state will have probably by far the most extensive.  The newspaper the Pantagraph has this:
Under the legislation, licensees would be barred from carrying weapons into nearly all government buildings, including schools and universities, as well as prisons, mental hospitals and amusement parks. Bars, taverns, sports stadiums and casinos also would be listed as no-gun zones.
Business owners also would get to choose whether to allow concealed weapons on their premises. . . .
The bans are much broader than the list would first appear from the list in the newspapers.  Bans not only encompass these places, but often include phrases such as "close proximity" or nearby or adjacent property or parking lots. As one member of the state House correctly noted:
"When they get done with this, you won't be able to carry anywhere," said Rep. David Reis, R-Willow Hill, expressing a frustration among many gun rights advocates as they watched restrictions get piled on. . . . 



Blogger drjim said...

EXCEPT by the bad guys, who will always carry.

2/27/2013 12:20 AM  
Blogger Fyathyrio said...

It would appear that some in the IL legislature still do not understand the ruling in Moore v. Madigan. Based on anecdotal evidence from ISRA, they do not have the votes to support such restrictive measures, and come mid June, their current total ban on carry will end. IL will become constitutional carry when this measure does not pass. This could lead to a very interesting social experiment when the thugs in Chicago suddenly have to deal with an armed populace.

2/27/2013 12:31 PM  
Blogger Michael Tallitsch said...

It' important to note that this is one of two bills being considered. The other is a more reasonable HB-997 bill proposed by IL Rep Brandon Phelps.

The bill you are discussing was a shell bill introduced that the Chicago idiots are filling in as they go. I hope they keep going. Load it up. The more unreasonable they make it the less chance it has of passing!

It'll be HB-997 or Constitutional Carry.

2/27/2013 7:27 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

It must be something in the water in Chicago that causes insanity. Witness Rahm Emanuel and his new Top Cop Garry McCarthy!

2/27/2013 9:40 PM  
Blogger Mop said...

Am i reading this right? if a school bus passes within a 1000 ft of me i'm a felon?

2/28/2013 3:44 AM  

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