When a federal court declared Illinois’ ban on allowing people to carry guns in public unconstitutional, it also gave legislators an assignment: pass a concealed carry law by June 9.
Lawmakers are in continued negotiations, but so far gun rights’ activists and those who favor stricter gun control have been unable to reach an agreement.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is doubtful they will, at least in time. He fears that could leave Illinois temporarily without any real limits on who can carry a gun, and where. He wants a local ordinance passed just in case.
Amanda Vinicky spoke with the National Rifle Association’s lobbyist in Springfield, Todd Vandermyde, who says the NRA is ready to take action of its own.