WSILTV.com reports a second county has lifted the ban on concealed carry, joining Madison County in allowing law-abiding citizens the right-to-carry.
RANDOLPH COUNTY - Illinois has until July 9th to legalize concealed carry of firearms. In Randolph County, the state's attorney says residents don't have to wait.
State's Attorney Jeremy Walker says he isn't going to keep law-abiding citizens from carrying any longer. On Tuesday, he released guidelines for carrying a gun in his county.
- The person must have a valid Firearm Owners Identification Card (FOID)
- The person must not be prohibited from possessing a firearm under any Court Order or Statute
- The firearm must be concealed on the person, or in a vehicle
- The person must not be engaged in any criminal conduct
- If stopped by a police officer, the person must immediately notify the officer if he or she is carrying a weapon
- The person may not carry a weapon in the courthouse, any school or any church.
These guidelines are now being passed on to local law enforcement.
Hoelscher supports concealed carry. He also believes setting a local standard will help in a confusing legal debate.