Illinois remains the only state that completely prohibits all law-abiding citizens from carrying firearms, but soon, Illinois will be the 50th state to allow individuals to carry a concealed handgun.
An Illinois resident and gun owner along with the Illinois State Rifle Association filed a motion for an injunction this week in the U.S. District Court for Southern Illinois.
Several months ago, a federal appeals court ruled that it is unconstitutional for Illinois to continue prohibiting concealed carry.
Currently, the Illinois State Police have six months to set up a system including a screening and application process which will either approve or deny an applicant’s possession of firearms.
The first concealed-carry permits probably will not be issued until spring of 2014. Until then, concealed-carry still remains illegal in Illinois.
Guns will still be banned in schools, parks, government buildings, on public transit and in businesses where alcohol is served.
If you need assistance, or have legal questions, the law firm of Morici, Figlioli & Associates can help you, please call our office at (312) 372-9600, or click here to schedule a FREE consultation.
Our law firm is here to serve you in the Chicago metro area and throughout Illinois.