Concealed Carry Law
In December 2012, a federal circuit court ordered the State of Illinois to adopt a law allowing at least some individuals to carry loaded, concealed handguns public places. As a result, on July 9, 2013, Illinois became the last state in the nation to pass a concealed carry law.
While the new concealed carry law is very clear as to the requirements of gun owners seeking to apply for concealed carry licenses, many questions have loomed for the rest of our state’s citizens as far as ways it may have introduced new rights, responsibilities and legal obligations regarding their response to guns and public safety both at home, in the community and in the workplace.
As carrying a deadly weapon in most public places is a tremendous responsibility, we all must work together to become as informed as possible on how to ensure that it is implemented safely – with the greatest protections for all citizens.